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An early study of the Tagalog language

Gaspar de San Augustin Compendio de la Arte de la Lengua Tagala. Sampaloc La Imprenta de Nuestra Señora de Loreto del Pueblo de Sampaloc 1787
Second impression pp.[xii, errata leaf], 192, [8], folding table. A very good copy rebound in full morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, probably in the 1970's.

First published in 1703. Gaspar de San Agustín, 1650-1724, Spanish priest and historian, spent most of his life in the Philippines and mastered Visayan as well as Tagalog.