JOSE TORIBIO MEDINA (1852- ) , Chilean bibliographer, was
See also:born at
See also:Santiago, and was educated for the
See also:bar . His first publication, when a very
See also:young man, was a metrical
See also:translation of Longfellow's Evangeline . When twenty-two he was appointed secretary to the legation at
See also:Lima . After his return he published a
See also:history of Chilean literature (1878), and a
See also:work upon the aboriginal tribes (1884) . In this latter
See also:year he was appointed secretary of legation in Spain, and availed himself of the opportunity of examining the treasures of the old
See also:libraries . These researches, repeated on subsequent visits to Spain, and also to France and England, enriched him with a mass of
See also:historical and
See also:bibliographical material . Among his publications may be mentioned the Biblioteca hispano-americana, a
See also:catalogue of 'all books and
See also:relating to Spanish
See also:America printed in Spain; the Biblioteca hispano-chilena, a similar work, commenced in 1897; the standard and magnificent history of printing in the La
See also:Plata countries (1892); comprehensive
See also:works on the Inquisition in Chile,
See also:Peru and the Philippines; and the standard
See also:treatise on South
See also:American medals (1899) . In addition, Senor Medina produced the fullest
See also:bibliographies yet attainable of books printed at Lima, Mexico and
See also:Manila, and a number of
See also:memoirs and other minor writings . No other man had rendered anything like the same amount of service to the
See also:literary history and bibliography of the Spanish colonies .
MEDINA SIDONIA, or MEDINASIDONIA
MEDIOLANUM, or MEDIOLANIUM (mod. Milan, q.v.)
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