Seville: Fernando Diaz, 1588.
First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #044443
Later tree calf, worn, front hinge split, rear starting, front endpaper torn at the top corner as is the title with an old repair and manuscript UZIA in the title to replace the missing letters. A few paper repairs in the margins, touching a few letters, a few short tears with no real loss, scattered pencil marks and a few minor marginal marks in an old hand. One group of pages trimmed a little close with loss of some text to the table on leaf 53 of the genealogy of the Kings of Austria. Generally minor scatterd foxing, browning and staining - mostly quite clean. Magnificently illustrated throughout with armorial devices - first and only edition of an outstanding work on the Andalusian aristocracy. , 348 ff.
Argote de Molina, great humanist and librarian, also edited the first Spanish book on hunting (1582) and a history of the embassy sent by Henry III of Castille in 1403--1406 to the Court of Tamerlaine at Samarkand (1582). Graesse A195 (noting that the title page is often lacking). Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: History; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 044443.