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Title: Catecismo y Exposcion breve de la Doctrina Christiana... con un tradado muy util del orden cin que el Christiano debe ocupar el tiempo, y emplear el dia.
Description: 15. Puebla de Los Angeles ( Mexico), En la Oficina de D. Pedro de la Rosa, 1784, small in-4, 19 x 14 cm, engraved frontispiece (signed Iphus Nava) + (28)nn pp (title with engraved vignette) + 188 pp, bound in contemporary full vellum. Frontispiece and title with some small stains or smudges but still a fine copy. Rare Mexican edition of Ripalda's catechism. Ripalda's text was not only the vehicle to propagate the Christian belief but it served also the spread of the Spanish language in South-America. Numerous children used it as a text-book to learn Spanish. It was translated in Nahuatl , Otomi, Tarasco , Zapoteca and Maya ( to name only Mexican languages). (See M.Adelina Arredondo Lopez , '' El catecismo de Ripaldo '' - Universidad Nacional de Mexico). .

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Price: EUR 500.00 = appr. US$ 543.42 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 42040