1726 · Puebla
An uncommon and significant work on the language of the Aztecs and other speakers of Nahuatl; Vázquez, a native of Puebla, was a professor of the "Mexican language" (i.e., Nahuatl) at the Royal College of San Juan and San Pedro and his local "take" is discernible here. This is the third edition, the first having appeared in 1689 and a second in 1693; a third edition of 1716 is listed in several bibliographies, but it is a ghost: (The "2" in the date of this 1726 edition is often indistinct on the title-page, causing some to read it as "1716").
Provenance: 19th-century signature "Torres" on recto of the front free endpaper, and in another 19th-century hand, "C.M. Puebla" on verso.
Viñaza 286; García Icazbalceta, Lenguas, 33; León-Portilla, Tepuztlahcuilolli, 2786; Medina, Puebla, 361; Pilling, Proof-sheets, 1412; Ugarte, Obras escritas en lenguas indigenas de Mexico, 411. Contemporary vellum, minor wear, evidence of old ties. Small inkstain in upper inner corners of text and of binding; title-page tipped to front free endpaper; tears with loss of small pieces of paper to A1 and of a few words on C1, now supplied in good facsimile. Inside, minor worming and wear only; a very satisfactory copy. (Inventory #: 39466)