Some Notes on the Bibliography of the Philippines

Some Notes on the Bibliography of the Philippines

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... History of Spain (of only eight pages)--was issued, presumably, in 1897. 11.--At Nueva Caceres, or Camarines, in Luzon, a town founded in the sixteenth century by Governor Francisco Sande, in memory of his birthplace in Estremadura, but now known even officially as Naga, the first work bearing the name of that pueblo--a hand-book of devotions--issued from the press of the Sagrada Familia, in 1893; and two years later (in 1895) the last--A Life of St. Monica and her son, St. Augustine--written, the same as the former, in Bicol dialect. 12.--In 1895, we read the earliest printed samples of Malab6n art--a poetical tribute of gratitude to Our Lady of Welcome--Bien-Venida, one of the many titles of the Mother of God, so dear to Philippine soul, by Fructuoso Arias Camis6n, from the orphan-press of Our Lady of Consolation (in care of Augustinians). Only once, it may be noted, is the name of this pueblo--encountered quite frequently in Retana, the same (he says) as Tamb6bong, written "Malab6ng," a somewhat unusual form of spelling--employed by Manuel Sastr6n, in his description of Batangas, printed in 1895. From several specimens of Malabon press-work, now before me, I may observe that, for accuracy in composition, neatness--in brief, of general excellence in workmanship--these samples of the orphanage establishment at Malab6n would not fail to honor even a Philadelphia craftsman. Two years ago (in 1898), just prior to the siege of Manila, under the care of two Fathers and four lay-brothers of the Augustinians, resident at this orphan asylum, one hundred and one lads were being taught the following trades: 13 compositors, 12 press-workers, 30 bookbinders, 3 gilders, 43 candlemakers, while 44 other youngsters, too small for hard work, were, the...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236526031
  • 9781236526038