May 05, 2022 - Sale 2603

Sale 2603 - Lot 119

Price Realized: $ 7,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
Romancero General, en Que Contiene Todos los Romances que andan Impressos. Aora Nuevemente Añadido y Enmendado.

Madrid: Juan de la Cuesta, 1604.

First collected edition (third overall), containing thirteen parts, large quarto, title page with woodcut printer's device, printed by de la Cuesta one year before the first edition of Don Quixote; text in two columns within printed rules; bound in full gilt-tooled red morocco by Ginesta with minute gilt signature on front board; the binding custom made for Louise Charlotte Marie Isabelle de Bourbon, Princess des Deux-Siciles (1804-1844), with onlaid and tooled initials "C-M" on front board and "B" on the back, all surmounted by gilt crowns, aeg.; blue watered silk taffeta pastedowns and flyleaves, leather inner joints, elaborately gilt inner dentelles; stain to title, browning to contents, a few marginal notes, 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 in.

This compilation of contemporary poems includes ballads, romantic sonnets, and verses inspired by great deeds of historical figures, El Cid, Spanish royalty, and great battles. The work of Lope de Vega, Luis de Góngora, and others is included. The final part contains mention of Mexico by Gabriel Lobo Lasso de la Vega (1555-1615).

Palau 276981; Perez Pastor (Madrid) 891; Alden & Landis 604/69; rare at auction.

From the Ken Rapoport Collection.