1835 · [Manila?]
Palau gives the date of the first edition of this dictionary and grammar of the Tagalog language of the Philippines as 1703, with the next in 1794, followed by this in 1835. This conforms to the editions found via WorldCat; that same source finds only five U.S. libraries reporting ownership of this edition (NYPL, American Philosophical, Yale, Newberry, and Villanova). The earlier editions are even less well held.
=> Printed on "rice paper," i.e., paper made using indigenous fibers.
Provenance: Bookseller's label of Deutsche Kunst und Antiquitäten Messe, München.
Palau 300543; Retana, Aparato bibliográfico, 637; Leclerc, Bibliotheca Americana, 2424; Blake, Philippine Languages, 330; Walsh, Philippine Linguistics, 1095. Recased in old limp vellum, recycled manuscript used for rear endpapers, spine lettered in an early hand; vellum yellowed and cockled with some tears and staining. Booklabel as above. Title-page laid down and with old tape repair, closed tears to several other leaves, and some minimal foxing or staining; in fact, very good. (Inventory #: 38101)