BARROS, Alonso de (1552-1604). Proverbios morales Heraclito ... concordados por el Maestro Bartolome Ximenez Paton. Lisbon: Pedro Craesbeck, 1617. 4° (185 x 133mm). Parallel text in Spanish and Latin. Woodcut ornaments. (Title with small hole and old repair slightly affecting border.) Citron morocco gilt by Closs, multiple fillets, six spine compartments, gilt turn-ins, gilt and marbled edges (corners rubbed, slightly soiled and discoloured). Provenance: Antonio Creus, 1927. Barros's most influential work first appeared in 1598. This was only the second edition to have the Latin concordance to the 1100 Castilian verse proverbs. Goldsmith B-108; Salva II, 2050; Palau I, 24905.
ARANDA, Juan de (1590?-1654). Lugares comunes de conceptos, dichos, y sentencias, en diversas materias. Madrid: Juan de la Cuesta, 1613. 4° (203 x 143mm). Title device, a few woodcut initials. (Title with several closed tears, other repairs mainly marginal but with occasional minor loss to shoulder notes, Cc1 slightly stained, final leaf re-margined.) Maroon morocco by Brugalla, 1940, gilt supralibros, gilt turn-ins and edges. Provenance: Antonio Creus, 1937. Second edition, following that printed in Seville, 1595. Salva II, 2046; Palau I, 14948; not in Goldsmith. (2)