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[Philippine manuscript].
Notas interesantes sobre las Islas Filipinas, por un fraile misionero de la Orden de San Agustín, Manila año de 1846
1846. Manila. Folio. 1 ff., 121 pp. late 19th century half parchments over boards, raised bands to spine, tooled and lettered in gilt, slightly soiled but overall perfect. A little toned, a couple of corrections to a few places, else perfect. Manuscript on paper, written in a single, perfectly legible hand.- Unrecorded, and as far as we can tell, unpublished manuscript report of the Philippine Islands; it encompasses various aspects such as their geographical situation, government, expeditions, conquest of Zebu, Chinese insurrections in Luzon, commerce, the British siege of Manila, flora and fauna, fisheries, inhabitants (their character, languages, intelligence, etc.), piracy, freedom of the Filipino natives, to name but a few (full list of chapters below). The author is identified in the title page as a missionary friar of the Order of Saint Augustin (one of the oldest Orders established in the region); we have not been able to identify his name, however he was clearly living in the Philippines in the 1840s (see p. 172). The date of the manuscript is probably 1846: there is a reference“Guía del 46” on p101.This probably refers to theGuia de Forasteros en Las Islas Filipinas para el año 1846(Manila 1846, Retana 742).On p. 188 there is a reference to thearrival and departure of ships in Manila in 1841. Overall this an encompassing work on the Philippines in 53 chapters which cover history, politics, government, religion, flora and fauna, agriculture,fishing, industry, mining, character, customs and beliefs of the native inhabitants, piracy, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: HS Rare Books [Argentina]

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