Lyon: Guillaume Rouillé for Matthia Bonhomme, 1550.
Second Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #047702
Ca. 17th century full acid calf, spine gilt in compartments, slightly sprung. Portrait and 46 woodcuts modeled after those in Giolito's ediitons. Title repaired at edges obscuring part of the heading for the dedication by Urrea on the title verso. Trimmed a bit close sometimes touching the running title or page numbering, worm hole in the middle margin starting around page 87 and hitting a woodcut on 121 and hitting text in one stanza from around 137-167 and touching one other woodcut. Early minor notes and underlining, stanzas numbered by hand early on, scattered minor ink stains, moderate foxing and minor stains - still very good overall. 436, (4)pp with some mispaginations. An early addition is pasted to the top of page 180 "obras que hazen y pueden las culpables y maluadas hembras enfurcci das del amor por cumplir si apetito y desseofas de venganca".
The second Urrea edition after the first from the year prior in Antwerp - an immensely influential edition, an inspiration to Cervantes, and a finely printed and illustrated book. Brunet I 443 "Traduction estimée" and he notes that only the 1553 Giolito is as attractive an edition. Adam 1682A (the 1553 reimpression). Underrepresented in institutional collections (maybe 2 dozen copies of the 1550 edition and a dozen of the 1549) and rare in commerce. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Poetry. Inventory No: 047702.