11 - 13 July 2000
[LÓPEZ DE AYALA, Pedro]. La Cronica del Rey d Pedro. Toledo: Ramon de Petras for Cosme Damian, 10 November 1526.
2° (285 x 200mm). Collation: +-++6; a-z8; A-C8; D5. 225 leaves. Double column. Gothic type. Woodcut title printed in red and black inks with equestrian portrait surrounded by an architectural border incorporating the printer's initial. Woodcut printer's device on D5v and white on black initials. (Variable browning, a few leaves ink-marked, a few leaves with marginal worming touching headline, skilful marginal repairs to title and some leaves, clean marginal tear affecting one letter on B1, D1 supplied from another copy and remargined to size.) 19th-century French mottled tan morocco gilt in a Spanish style by Menard, sides with roll-tooled foliate borders between narrow foliate rolls, spine in 6 compartments, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces in 2, the others elaborately gilt, roll-tooled turn-ins, gilt edges (lightly rubbed on joints, head of spine and corners a little rubbed and chipped). Provenance: early inscriptions in Italian and Spanish; armorial bookplate on upper pastedown; R.L. Thomson (presentation inscription on front free endpaper, to); A.F. Walter.
'EDICION MUI RARA Y LA PRIMERA QUE CONTIENE LAS CRóNICAS DE D. ENRIQUE II. Y D. JUAN I (Salva). Second, expanded edition. The first edition of this noted work was published in 1495, and was followed by the present edition, which appends the crónicas of Don Enrique II (ff.134r-156r) and Don Juan I (ff.156v-213r). BM Spanish, Spanish-American and Portuguese Books printed before 1601 STC, p.70; Brunet I, cols.591-592 ('édition rare'); Palau 140775 (note); Salva 3002.
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