May 05, 2022 - Sale 2603

Sale 2603 - Lot 117

Price Realized: $ 5,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
Ramírez Pagán, Diego (c. 1524-after 1564)
Floresta de Varia Poesia.

Valencia: Joa. Navarro, 1562.

First edition, octavo, illustrated with text woodcuts; title with the arms of the Prince of Melito, full-page woodcut portrait of the author; bound in full 19th century red morocco with exquisitely delicate gilt decoration by Menard, aeg., housed in a custom folding box, some faint spotting, contents washed, 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.

The Floresta de Varia Poesia is one of the rarest works of Renaissance Castilian poetry. The work of other poets is also represented in this compendium of mystical verse, including a female poet using the name, La Marfira, and another poem by Isabel de Vega.

Palau 247148; Gallardo 3573; Salva 339; Heredia 1655; not in Elena Paz Rios, Repertorio de Grabados Españoles; not in Heber; not in Brunet; one copy listed in Worldcat at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France; no copies in the auction record.

From the Ken Rapoport Collection.