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Ms. Coll. 700, Item 1 - Berendt, C. Hermann (Carl Hermann), 1817-1878 - Diccionario de Motul
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Berendt-Brinton Linguistic Collection: Ms. Coll. 700, Item 1 - Berendt, C. Hermann (Carl Hermann), 1817-1878 - Diccionario de Motul
Author:
Berendt, C. Hermann (Carl Hermann), 1817-1878.
Title:
Diccionario de Motul [manuscript].
Origin:
Providence, R. I., 1864.
Physical description:
3 volumes (793, 262, 208 leaves) : paper ; Vol. 1, 281 x 227 mm. bound to 289 x 239 mm.; Vol. 2, 278 x 224 mm. bound to 288 x 238 mm.; Vol. 3, 283 x 214 mm. bound to 290 x 238 mm.
Summary:
Volume 1 is C. Hermann Berendt's copy of the late 16th- or early 17th-century Maya-Spanish dictionary of Antonio de Ciudad Real, containing thousands of entries with extensive annotations by Berendt in blue ink, red ink, and pencil. Ciudad Real's manuscript has been associated with the Franciscan convent in Motul, Mexico. Volume 2 is Berendt's copy of a slightly later Spanish-Maya dictionary, with the main text in black and green (faded black?) ink and annotations in blue ink, red ink, and pencil. Volume 3 contains additions and corrections to Volume 1. The volumes were started in 1864 and annotated over many years. Among the sources of the annotations and corrections are the works of Pedro Beltrán de Santa Rosa (Item 9 and Item 10 in this collection) and Gabriel de San Buenaventura (Item 8), and the Diccionario de Ticul and Diccionario de San Francisco (Item 2 and Item 3).
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from title page (f. 1 or f. 2 of each volume).
Pagination: Vol. 1: Paper, ii + 789 + ii; [iv], VII, 1565, [1566-1569, v]. Vol. 2: Paper, ii + 258 + ii; [viii], 508, [viii]. Pagination in ink, upper outer corners. Vol. 3 (Foliation): Paper, ii + 205 + i; [ii], 1, [i], 2-204, [i]; modern pencil foliation, upper right recto.
Layout: Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 written in 24 long lines; Vol. 3 written in 2 columns with page numbers from Vol. 1 at the top of each column and a guide word in Maya at the top of each page.
Script: Written in the hand of C. Hermann Berendt.
Decoration: Pencil illustrations (Vol. 1, p. 386, 824, 1445; Vol. 2, 86, 269); ink illustrations of small circular symbols (Vol. 3, for example p. 3, 19) and ink sketches (Vol. 3, p. 104).
Binding: Vol. 1, 19th-century half calf with gilt Gothic B at tail of spine, upper cover detached; Vol. 2, 19th-century half calf with gilt Gothic B at tail of spine ; Vol. 3, 19th-century half leather, with spine missing and upper cover detached.
Origin: Written in Providence, R. I., in 1864.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 700, Item 1
Contained in:
Berendt-Brinton Linguistic Collection. Item 1
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Coll. 700
 
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