Biblioteca Filipina by PARDO DE TAVERA 1857-1925
Philippine Library, Catalog of all forms, both insular and foreign, relating to history, ethnography, linguistics, botany , fauna, flora, geology, hydrography, geography, legislation, etc. of the Philippine Islands, of Jolo and Marianas.
In the desire of Washington to gather information about its new possession the Library of Congress took steps to acquire books relating to the Philippines' past. Pardo de Tavera placed at the disposal of the Library of Congress for publication his own collection of valuable and rare works. Entitled Biblioteca Filipina it was published in 1903 jointly by the Library of Congress and the Bureau of Insular Affairs. The chief merit of Pardo de Tavera's Biblioteca lies in the critical comments on each item which enhance its usefulness to the historical researcher.
It was agreed thru US resolution that only 1000 copies will be printed to be distributed to the Bureau of insular affairs and Senate. This copy was presented by the library of Congress to Maryland Historical Society in 1904.
- Philippines -- Bibliography.
- Philippine Maps -- Bibliography
- Philippine languages -- Bibliography.
- Philippine literature (Spanish) -- Bibliography.
First Edition 1903 / Hardcover /439 p./ 23 cm / Good condition
Original maroon cloth lettered in gilt on spine; ex-library copy with corners bumped. 2,850 items described and annotated in Spanish.