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LAS CASAS (Cristobal de).
Vocabulario de las dos lenguas Toscana y Castellana. En que se contiene la declaracion de Toscano en Castellano, y de Castellano en Toscano. En dos partes con una introducion para leer, y pronunciar bien entrambas lenguas.
Sevilla, vende se en Casa de Francisco de Aguilar, 1570. 4to. 248 numbered leaves. Contemporary limp vellum (book block slightly slanted, sides rubbed). First Edition. This bilingual dictionary Spanish-Italian, the first of its kind in Spain, is also the second Spanish vocabulary after Nebrija's; it contains for the first time more than 200 new Spanish words. "En ese aspecto de originalidad en relación a la lexicografía precedente, sobre todo en relación a Nebrija, es en el que queremos insistir aquí, listando algunos vocablos que De las Casas incorpora a su obra, vocablos que no había tenido entrada en la lexicografía anterior y cuya fecha de primera documentación debe ser adelantada" (Acero). The success of the book was considerable and the work was republished about fifteen times until the beginning of the 18th century. This first edition, printed in Sevilla where the author lived, is very uncommom, and even if the Spanish collections reference about fifteen complete copies (cf. CCPB), the Italian collections only locate a very few copies, and WorldCat gives about ten references. Title page soiled, ink stain in the lower margin of two leaves (not affecting the text). Annotations and several passages underlined by a reader of the time, with a manuscript note crossed out on the title page: "A Salamanca fr. P. de Soria". See Isabel Acero,"Incorporaciones léxicas en el 'Vocabulario de las dos lenguas Toscana y Castellana' de Cristobal de las Casas".
Bookseller: Llibreria Antiquària Comellas [Spain]
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