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Ezguerra, Domingo, S. J.
Arte de la Lengua Bisaya de la Provincia de Leyte... tiene enxeridas algunas advertencies de la lengua de Zebu, y Bool The Bisayan language by a Jesuit Priest, printed in Manila on rice paper, one of four known copies, none in the U.S.
Manila: Imprenta de la Compañía de Jesús por D. Nicolás de la Cruz Bagay., 1747. Second edition -first obtainable-, enlarged, extraordinarily rare Visayan grammar printed in Manila at the Jesuit printing house, written by a Filipino Jesuit, and printed on "Asian" paper, here presented in a fine example in contemporary binding; Ezguerra or Ezquerra (1601-1670) was a Philippine-born Jesuit Priest and missionary and educator of whom little biographical data is preserved. He was possibly educated at the School of San Jose, where he was ordained Priest. He dedicated his life to preaching in the islands, mostly Leyte, and was Vice-Provincial of Pintados (Leyte, Panai, Bantayan, Negros, Ibabao, Capul and North Mindanao).Extremely rare, according to worldcat and CCPBE, we can only trace copies at the British Library, Complutense, Biblioteca Nacional de Espana. The first edition was published in 1663 (of this edition, according to Worldcat and CCPBE we can trace a single copy at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek).Medina/Manila 225; Palau 85874; Streit V, 339 note. De la Costa, Horacio, S. I., The Jesuits in the Philippines (1581-1768), Harvard University Press, Cambridge (Massachusetts), 1961, pp. 435. C. Sommervogel, Bibliothèque de la Compagnie de Jésus [...], vol. III, Bruxelles-Paris, Oscar Schepens, Alphonse Picard, 1892, vols. 497-498.
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