# 14190

Marquez, Francisco

Compendio historial de las excelencias de el Sanctissimo Rosario, y su Archicofradia, devoción, reço, gracias, privilegios, y indulgencias … …

Manila : Impresso en la Imprenta de Sancto Thomas … con las licencias necesarias, por Juan Correa, 1706. Small octavo, later tree calf, spine with morocco labels lettered in gilt, front pastedown with old bookseller label of Miñon, Madrid and old collection label, marbled endpapers (front endpaper taped at gutter), printed on rice paper, ff [x], 228, [7 table of contents]; head- and tailpieces; title leaf (f.i) with old wet stamp of the Agustinos Filipinos Valladolid and ink inscription ‘Comunidad’ with shelf number; title leaf repaired with some loss of text recto and verso; other preliminary leaves with a few repairs, last few leaves fragile and with several tears (no loss of text); otherwise clean throughout.

Rare historical compendium of the Dominican Province of the Holy Rosary – the Dominican mission in Asia – which arrived in the Philippines in 1587. The Province was admitted by the General Chapter of the Order in 1591.

The author of the dedication and prologue (and probably the entire work) is Father Francisco Marquez (d. 1706). Marquez was also the author of a grammar of the Hokkien dialect spoken in the Philippines, Gramatica española-china del dialecto de Amoy, the only known copy of which was destroyed during the Japanese bombing of the Dominican Provincial Archives in Manila in 1941.

Jose, Impreso, 286; Perez-Güemes 450, p. 60

No copy located in OCLC.