Ildefonso José Flores (d. 1772)
Arte de la lengua metropolitana del reyno Cakchiquel, o Guatemalico
Guatemala: Sebastián de Arébalo, 1753
This is the second book printed in Maya Kaqchikel and the first printed grammar of the language. Its diagrams are noteworthy examples of innovative printing for eighteenth-century Guatemala (see below). The author, Flores, curate in the village of Santa María de Jesús, also compares Kaqchikel to K’iche’ and Tz’utuhil Maya.
Harry Russell and Dougald MacMillan Fund
Rare Book Collection Stuart PM3556 .F6 1753 superv'd