· [Sampaloc?, Manila?]
The Cebuano (here "Zebuana") language is an Austronesian language spoken in the Philippines, largely in Central Visayas, western parts of Eastern Visayas, and most parts of Mindanao. This first edition of Encina's grammar of that language is thought by Palau to have been surreptitiously printed at Manila in about 1804; it was done on "rice paper."
WorldCat locates only four U.S. libraries reporting ownership of this edition (Yale, Harvard, New Mexico, and the John Carter Brown), but we know that the Library of Congress also has a copy.
Palau 79565; Medina, Manila, 396 bis; Blake, Philippine Languages, 139. Not in Retana, Aparato bibliográfico; not in Walsh, Philippine Linguistics. 20th-century full red morocco, ruled in blind, spine lettered in gilt, all edges gilt; French swirl marbled endpapers. Light wear to binding; pages a bit browned in varying amounts, old repairs to a few leaves and a few with closed tears, one leaf chipped in outer margin; very good. (Inventory #: 38104)