|Creator:||Santillana, Iñigo López de Mendoza, marqués de, 1398-1458|
[between 1550 and 1600]
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Part I: thin paper; watermarks similar in design to Briquet Homme 7582.
Part II watermark: unidentified Latin cross in elongated, pointed oval.
Binding: Sixteenth/seventeenth-century. Original sewing on three small, tawed tapes laced into limp vellum case. Small pieces of unidentified Latin manuscript glued in as spine reinforcements. Two tawed thong fastenings. Inscription on spine: Prouerb. Moral [?].
Cataloged from microfilm by Albert Derolez.
Belonged to Sir Thomas Phillipps (no. 8320; tag on spine). Sotheby's sale (16 June 1970, no. 1291). Purchased from C. A. Stonehill in 1970 as the gift of Edwin J. Beinecke.
M. Duran, ed., Marques de Santillana: Poesias completas (Madrid, 1975) v. 1: pl. 2 of f. 119r. C. B. Faulhaber et al., Bibliography of Old Spanish Texts (Madison, 1984) p. 196, nos. 2331-37.
Manuscript on paper, composed of two segments, formerly separate books. Part I: 1) Letter from Inigo Lopez de Mendoza, Marques de Santillana (1398-1458), to his nephew Pedro de Mendoza, Senor de almacan. Santillana promises to send a copy of his own sonnets, some proverbs, and sayings of the philosophers and of Seneca which Mendoza had requested, and discusses a translation of a letter of Seneca sent to him by Mendoza. 2) Reply of Mendoza to Santillana, about Santillana’s Sonnets. Artt. 3-25: sonnets by Santillana. Part II: 26) Pseudo-Seneca, Proverbia, Castilian tr. perhaps by Pedro Diaz de Toledo (d. 1499), Counsellor to Juan II of Castile, Chaplain to the Marques de Santillana, and later first bishop of Malaga. Each proverb is followed by an explanatory text. 27) Dichos de filosofos, in 29 parts, mostly lists: 4 things a king should do, 3 sorts of friends, etc. 28) Tacitus, Annales 14.52-56, in an unidentified Castilian translation.
ff. ii + 330 + ii : paper ; 205 x 151 mm.
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