Book/Printed Material Doctrina Christiana en lengua española y tagala

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Title

  • Doctrina Christiana en lengua española y tagala

Summary

  • Published in Manila in 1593, this catechism in Spanish and Tagalog is the first book printed in the Philippines. It is also the first book printed in a Philippine language and the first, and only, 16th-century source showing an explicit and distinctly Philippine abecedarium (alphabet). The book is illustrated with a woodcut frontispiece of St. Dominic and initial letters in both Spanish and Tagalog. Part of the rare book collections of the Library of Congress, it is the only known copy in existence. World Digital Library.
  • This unique catechism, printed in Spanish and the Philippine language of Tagalog, is the first book printed in the Philippines, and is the only known complete copy in existence. This is also the first book printed in a Philippine language, and the first and only 16th-century source showing an explicit and distinctly Philippine abecedarium for that script. The book is illustrated with a woodcut frontispiece of St. Dominic and initial letters in both Spanish and Tagalog. In 1949 the Philippine government was allowed to reproduce the title-page of the book in order to create a stamp which was used to raise money for rebuilding local libraries in the Philippines.

Names

  • Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • En Manila : Impressa con licencia en S. Gabriel dela orden de S. Dom[in]go, 1593.

Headings

  • -  Catholic Church--Catechisms--Spanish--Early works to 1800
  • -  Catholic Church--Catechisms--Tagalog--Early works to 1800
  • -  Tagalog language--Texts--Early works to 1800
  • -  Philippines--Manila

Notes

  • -  Printed xylographically.
  • -  Printer appears before place and date on title page.
  • -  Signatures: [a¹² b-c¹⁰ d⁶]
  • -  The only known copy; first book printed in the Philippines.
  • -  Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 1302
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  In each section the text in Spanish is followed by the Tagalog translation, printed both in roman and Tagalog characters.
  • -  LAC snh 2019-10-17 update (1 card)

Medium

  • [76] p. : 1 illus. (on t.-p.) ; 25 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • PL6058.1 .D6 1593

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 48031307

Online Format

  • pdf
  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

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Chicago citation style:

Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection. Doctrina Christiana en lengua española y tagala. [En Manila: Impressa con licencia en S. Gabriel dela orden de S. Domingo, 1593] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/48031307/.

APA citation style:

Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection. (1593) Doctrina Christiana en lengua española y tagala. [En Manila: Impressa con licencia en S. Gabriel dela orden de S. Domingo] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/48031307/.

MLA citation style:

Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection. Doctrina Christiana en lengua española y tagala. [En Manila: Impressa con licencia en S. Gabriel dela orden de S. Domingo, 1593] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/48031307/>.