|1. Rizal, Heidelberg, 31 July 1886|
|Rizal compliments Blumentritt with a copy of Rufino Baltazar Hernández, Aritmética, written in Tagalog and Spanish.|
11 Obere Neckar Strasse|
Heidelberg, 31 July 1886
Esteemed Professor Ferdinand Blumentritt|
Having heard that Your Lordship is studying our language and that you have already published some works on the subject, I take the liberty of sending you a valuable book(1) written in that language by a countryman of mine. The Spanish version is mediocre because the author is only a modest writer, but the Tagalog portion is good and this is precisely the language spoken in our province.
Very respectfully yours,|
(1) Rufino Baltazar Hernández, Aritmética. 1st edition. Manila, Imprenta del Cole o de Santo Tomás, 1868. 4°, 224 pages, in two columns. In Tagaog and Spanish.
[Rizal-Blumentritt Correspondence] [Culture and History]|
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