• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 218

    HOMER. La Ulyxea ... traduzida de Griego en lengua Castellana, por ... Gonçalo Perez. Antwerp: Joannes Steels, 1556. 8° (165 x 94mm). Printer's device to title. (Light browning, small marginal light stain affecting a few leaves at beginning, textblock starting at Ee2 and Kk1.) Contemporary mottled calf, covers with narrow gilt border, red morocco lettering-piece, gilt edges (extremities rubbed, spine worn, especially at head cap, covers lightly warped). Provenance: Joseph de Zeuallos (early inscription on title).

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    HOMER. La Ulyxea ... traduzida de Griego en lengua Castellana, por ... Gonçalo Perez. Antwerp: Joannes Steels, 1556. 8° (165 x 94mm). Printer's device to title. (Light browning, small marginal light stain affecting a few leaves at beginning, textblock starting at Ee2 and Kk1.) Contemporary mottled calf, covers with narrow gilt border, red morocco lettering-piece, gilt edges (extremities rubbed, spine worn, especially at head cap, covers lightly warped). Provenance: Joseph de Zeuallos (early inscription on title).

    FIRST COMPLETE TRANSLATION OF HOMER'S ODYSSEY INTO SPANISH. Perez (d.1566), secretary to Charles V and Philip II, published his translation of the first 13 books in Salamanca in 1550, with a reissue of the same in Venice in 1553. This Antwerp publication contains the missing 11 books for the first time. EXTREMELY RARE; according to ABPC, the last copy to sell at auction was 1983. Adams H-800; Brunet III, 292; Palau 115893.


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