Baile del Güegüence ó Macho-Raton [manuscript] : comedia de los indios mangues / por C. Hermann Berendt, M.D.

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Masaya, 1874.
36 leaves : paper ; 267 x 208 (181 x 129) mm. bound to 273 x 218 mm.
Nahuatl-Spanish dialect -- Texts.
Mangue language -- Texts.
Indians of Central America -- Nicaragua -- Drama.
Indians of Central America -- Nicaragua -- Languages -- Early works to 1800.
Nicaragua -- Languages -- Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Nahuatl -- 19th century.
Manuscripts, Spanish -- 19th century.
Nahuatl-Spanish dialect, with title page, personas, and a few notes in Spanish.
C. Hermann Berendt's 19th-century copy of the text of a musical drama in a Nahuatl-Spanish dialect named after one of its characters, with the satirical meaning, "the honored elder." The drama dates from the late 18th century or earlier. Other characters include a governor, a royal scribe, and local officials. Daniel Garrison Brinton's annotations in red ink (linguistic corrections to Berendt's text) and pencil (page number correspondences to publication) are later additions.
Ms. codex.
Title from title page (p. i).
Pagination: Paper, 36; [xviii, 1-3], 4-53; pagination by the writer in ink, upper outer corners.
Layout: Written in 27-28 lines per page.
Script: In the hand of C. Hermann Berendt.
Watermark: PIRIE's Old Style.
Binding: Late 19th-century half leather with marbled boards.
Origin: Copied in Masaya, Nicaragua, in 1874.
Penn Provenance:
Compiled from two manuscripts of the drama (Brinton, Güegüence, p. xli).
From the collection of C. Hermann Berendt, later acquired by Daniel Garrison Brinton.
Cited in:
Described in Brinton, Daniel Garrison. Catalogue of the Berendt Linguistic Collection (Department of Archaeology and Paleontology, University of Pennsylvania, 1900), p. 28 (no. 148).
Described in Weeks, John M. "Karl Hermann Berendt: Colección de manuscritos lingüistícos de Centroamérica y Mesoamérica," Mesoamérica 36 (Dec. 1998), p. 632-633 (no. 14).
Described in Weeks, John M. The Library of Daniel Garrison Brinton (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 2002), p. 55 (no. 226).
Publications about:
Published as Brinton, Daniel G., ed. The Güegüense; a comedy ballet in the Nahuatl-Spanish dialect of Nicaragua, Library of Aboriginal American Literature, 3 (Philadelphia: Brinton, 1883; New York: AMS Press, 1969).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 700, Item 148
Berendt, C. Hermann (Carl Hermann), 1817-1878, former owner.
Brinton, Daniel Garrison, 1837-1899, former owner.
Contained In:
Berendt-Brinton Linguistic Collection. Item 148
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