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Amadis de Gaula : los quatro libros de Amadis [de] Gaula nueuamente impressos et hystoriados

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Amadis de Gaula : los quatro libros de Amadis [de] Gaula nueuamente impressos et hystoriados
Title
Amadis de Gaula
Title remainder
los quatro libros de Amadis [de] Gaula nueuamente impressos et hystoriados
Title variation
Quatro libros de Amadis d' Gaula nueuamente impressos et hystoriados
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Language
lat
Summary
Illustrated Venetian edition in Spanish of the most influential of the Peninsular romances, Amadís de Gaula, sometimes attributed to Garci Rodriguez de Montalvo.
Cataloging source
NYP
Citation location within source
  • Italian 16th century books, no. 19
  • 10449
  • 7498
  • page 22
  • 11:166
  • I:208
  • part 2, volume 2, pages 660-661
Citation source
  • Harvard College Library. Catalogue of books and manuscripts
  • Palau y Dulcet, A. Manual del librero hispano-americano (2. ed.)
  • Sander, M. Livre à figures italien depuis 1467 jusqu'à 1530
  • Short-title catalogue of books printed in Italy and of Italian books printed in other countries from 1465 to 1600 now in the British Museum
  • National union catalog, pre-1956 imprints
  • Brunet, J.-C. Manuel du libraire et de l'amateur de livres (5e éd.)
  • Essling, V.M. Livres à figures vénitiens de la fin du XVe siècle et du commencement du XVIe
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ6274
LC item number
A13 1533
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
The story of Amadís closely parallels that of Lancelot, although Amadís, unlike Lancelot, upholds the traditional chivalric values much prized by Hispano-Mauresque culture. Amadís proved to be a very influential work: Santa Teresa wrote an imitation of the work, while Garci Ordóñez, Paez de Ribera, and others provided numerous sequels, in turn satirized by Cervantes for their quixotic pursuit of justice. California was named after an imaginary realm in the book, and Bernal Díaz del Castillo, in awe at his first glimpse of Mexico City, wrote that it "resembled the enchanted towers ad temples that are found in the pages of Amadís."
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Amadis de Gaula : los quatro libros de Amadis [de] Gaula nueuamente impressos et hystoriados
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Note
  • Imprint from colophon; title-page supplies only date of imprint "1533."
  • Signatures: A6 a-l8 m4 n-2v8 2x10
  • Leaves qq2 missigned as "qq3," and qq3 as "pp3."
  • Woodcuts: the large title vignette of two knights in armor on horseback, with their retinues, approaching a fortified town in the distance, was copied from the edition of Jacobo and Juan Cromberger printed in Seville in 1526; the vignette, flanked by a floriated border panel on the left, and a portrait border of saints on the right, is repeated on each the title pages of each of the four books; text illustrated throughout with 135 small woodcut vignettes (38 blocks, 97 repeats) possessing the stylized charm of playing cards, probably also derived from that Cromberger edition; large white-vine initial on black criblé background at the beginning of first book; large portrait initials at the beginning of third and fourth books
  • Title pages for each of the four books are printed in large gothic type, in red and black; text in roman type, 44 lines per page; spaces left for capitals, with guide letters
  • Table of contents includes printed cancel slips on leaves A4v and A5r, noting omission
  • Not in EDIT 16 or Adams, H.M. Catalogue of books printed on the continent of Europe, 1501-1600, in Cambridge libraries
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
32 cm (folio)
Extent
[6], CCCL leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in modern polished sheep over thin reverse-bevelled boards; manuscript title on lower edges. Contemporary ownership inscription on title page overwritten, making it illegible; another inscription on verso of last leaf, "Capi Lupi [?]" dated 14 June 1565. From the collection of world-renowned German bibliophile and collector Otto Schäfer; purchased for UCLA by Martin Breslauer at the Sotheby's New York sale of December 8, 1994. In green cloth slipcase.
Other physical details
illustrations (woodcuts)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42693608
  • ucoclc42693608
Label
Amadis de Gaula : los quatro libros de Amadis [de] Gaula nueuamente impressos et hystoriados
Publication
Note
  • Imprint from colophon; title-page supplies only date of imprint "1533."
  • Signatures: A6 a-l8 m4 n-2v8 2x10
  • Leaves qq2 missigned as "qq3," and qq3 as "pp3."
  • Woodcuts: the large title vignette of two knights in armor on horseback, with their retinues, approaching a fortified town in the distance, was copied from the edition of Jacobo and Juan Cromberger printed in Seville in 1526; the vignette, flanked by a floriated border panel on the left, and a portrait border of saints on the right, is repeated on each the title pages of each of the four books; text illustrated throughout with 135 small woodcut vignettes (38 blocks, 97 repeats) possessing the stylized charm of playing cards, probably also derived from that Cromberger edition; large white-vine initial on black criblé background at the beginning of first book; large portrait initials at the beginning of third and fourth books
  • Title pages for each of the four books are printed in large gothic type, in red and black; text in roman type, 44 lines per page; spaces left for capitals, with guide letters
  • Table of contents includes printed cancel slips on leaves A4v and A5r, noting omission
  • Not in EDIT 16 or Adams, H.M. Catalogue of books printed on the continent of Europe, 1501-1600, in Cambridge libraries
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
32 cm (folio)
Extent
[6], CCCL leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in modern polished sheep over thin reverse-bevelled boards; manuscript title on lower edges. Contemporary ownership inscription on title page overwritten, making it illegible; another inscription on verso of last leaf, "Capi Lupi [?]" dated 14 June 1565. From the collection of world-renowned German bibliophile and collector Otto Schäfer; purchased for UCLA by Martin Breslauer at the Sotheby's New York sale of December 8, 1994. In green cloth slipcase.
Other physical details
illustrations (woodcuts)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42693608
  • ucoclc42693608

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