Los Alivios de Casandra ...

Castillo Solorzano (Alonso de)

Los Alivios de Casandra ...

Description: FIRST EDITION, woodcut vignette on title, repeated at the end of the 5th novela in an inferior impression, lacking terminal blank (Palau calls for 2 blanks, but 1 makes bibliographical sense), extensive paper repairs in first 2 and last 2 gatherings, diminishing to mere corner reinforcements soon enough, but with some letters printed or stamped in facsimile in new areas of paper, 2 gatherings pinked (rather than browned), one less than the other, ff. [iii], 191 (R8 blank), small 8vo, resewn and bound in fairly modern Spanish vellum over boards, ink lettering on spine

Publication Details: Barcelona: Iayme Romeu [sold also by Iuan Zapera], 1640

Notes: A rare book: the second edition, the following year, is as rare. Alonso deCastillo Solorzano (1584?–1647?), Spanish novelist and playwright, is stated to have been baptized at Tordesillas near Valladolid on 1st October 1584. Nothing is known of his youth, and he is next heard of at Madrid in 1619 as a man of literary tastes. While in the service of the marquis de Villar, he issued his first work, Donaires del Parnaso (1624–1625), two volumes of humorous poems; his Tardes entretenidas (1625) and Jornadas alegres (1626) proved that he was a novelist by vocation. Shortly afterwards he joined ...more

Bibliography: (Palau 48405)

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Price: £2,500

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1640

Stock Number: 64472

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