This edition of El Perú en sus tradiciones, en su historia, en su arte presents a diplomatic transcription of the manuscript, currently housed in Special Collections, Falvey Memorial Library, Villanova University. This is a unique manuscript, with no other known manuscript or print versions.
The manuscript is a fair copy, written in ink, with very few errors. Strikethroughs are occasionally used in the manuscript to indicate errant letters, and our transcription reflects such cases (i.e., “sus”), accompanied by explanatory annotations. Other annotations are reserved for the clarification of lexical and historical doubts, and, where possible, for the identification of the author’s source material. In rare cases where punctuation has been omitted in the manuscript, this has been supplied in brackets, to facilitate comprehension (i.e., “[.]”). Orthography in the manuscript generally follows current normative conventions. Where deviations from standard spellings do occur, these have been indicated by “[sic]” to avoid any potential confusion. With respect to the spelling of quechua words, the manuscript presents considerable variations (i.e., “Ccapacc” versus “Capacc” versus “Capac”). All original quechua orthography has been respected.
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