Madrid: Antonio Marin, 1766.
First Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Good Condition. Item #CAT000508
Contemporary vellum, darkened with age, lacking endpapers, some soiling and a small old paper repair with old tape to title page, very clean otherwise. First printed edition. (22), 197pp with in text illustrations of implements. Cagle 1222, Simon 1578
Enrique de Villena was a 15th century courtier renowned for getting a divorce in order to join the order of Calatravaand then having it rescinded by the Pope - by the time of his death he was thought to be a necromancer and his library was burned.In 1423, he wrote the oldest surviving Spanish book on carving. Size: 8vo. Text is in Spanish. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Spanish Language; Inventory No: CAT000508.