CASTILLO, Hernando del (fl. 1510). Cancionero general que contiene muchas obras de diuersos autores antiguos, con algunas cosas nueuas de modernos, de nueuo corregido y impresso. Antwerp: Philippo Nucio, 1573. 8° (170 x 105mm). Woodcut device on title. (Browned, title with small repairs, some light waterstaining and small hole in final leaf.) 18th-century blind-stamped calf gilt, panelled spine, gilt turn-ins, title in ink on bottom edge (joints splitting). Provenance: cancelled ownership inscription on title -- Edward Shipperdson (book label) -- purchased from José Porter, 1941.
Eighth edition of Salvá and Palau, second Antwerp edition, of this major anthology. First printed in Valencia, 1511, it reached its fullest extent in the two last editions, the seventh, first Antwerp, edition of 1557 and the present eighth edition, containing 1157 compositions. Most of the well-known writers of the age are represented in satirical, moral, didactic, and devotional works, poems of love and gallantry, and accounts of jousts and tournaments. Both editions have some content not common to the other. Salvá considered them to be 'igualmente buscadas y tienen el mismo valor por ser ambas de estraordinaria rareza'. Brunet I, 1534; Maggs cat. 495, no. 133; Peeters-Fontainas 176; Salvá I, 180; Palau III, 41974.