Historia de los vandos de los Zegris y Abencerrages Caualleros Moros de Granada

[Pérez de Hita (Ginés)]

Historia de los vandos de los Zegris y Abencerrages Caualleros Moros de Granada

de la Civiles guerras que huvo en ella ... Agora nuevamente sacada de un libro Aravigo, cuyo autor de vista fue[ un] Moro llamado Haben Hamin natural de Granada ... Traduzida en Castellano por Gine[s Pe]rez. Y Corregida y emendada en esta ultima impresion.

Description: first 2 leaves defective at fore-edge with loss of letters and 2 words to title, 3 letters only to recto 2nd leaf, fragment missing from upper fore-edge of terminal leaf, lower portion turned in and nearly torn off, but no loss, pp. 570, [5], 12mo, early 19th-century vellum, black lettering piece on spine, vellum toned, label a bit rubbed, signed by Henry Francis Cary (H.F. Cary) on the title-page and the front fly-leaf

Publication Details: Valencia: Printed by [Pedro] Patricio for Iusepe Ferrer, 1604

Notes: An early, the second Valencia edition, of the first, or at any rate the first popular, historical novel, there being no Arabic original. The fate of such popular books is to be read to pieces, so surviving copies are scarce. Ginés Pérez de Hita, (born 1544, Mula, Murcia, Spain—died 1619), Spanish writer, author of Historia de los vandos de los Zegríes y Abencerrages (1595–1619; "History of the Zegríes and Abencerrages Factions"), usually referred to as Guerras civiles de Granada ("The Civil Wars of Granada"). The book is considered the first Spanish historical novel and the last import...more

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Price: £2,500

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1604

Stock Number: 64232

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