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La Marche, Olivier de; [Acuna, Hernando de]; [Borcht, Pieter van der]
El cavallero determinado, Traduzido de lengua Francesa en Castellana. Por Don Hernando da Acuna
En l'Oficina Plantiniana, Cerca la Biuda, Iuan Moreto [widow of Plantin and Jan Moretus], En Anveres [Antwerp], 1591. Illustrated with an engraved title vignette of a knight on horseback with background and 20 full-page etchings, attributed to Pieter van der Borcht. First Plantin edition. In contemporary limp vellum. Title on spine lettered in ink. Edges tinted in red. Roman type. 20 verse lines, and headline. Large floriated and historiated woodcut initials, ornamental tailpieces, printer's device at the end. 8º: *-**8, A-N8, O4 [O4 blank, its residual part mounted to pastedown]; (32), 208, (8) p. Scarce, illustrated Spanish edition, the first by Plantin, of La Marche's allegorical work Le chevalier délibéré. A beautiful 16th-century edition of this popular allegory with the suite of twenty-one splendid etchings, attributed to Pieter van der Borcht. Translated into Spanish by Hernando de Acuna (c.1520-1580) the much-esteemed poet and translator of the Spanish Golden Age. Le chevalier délibéré is the most important poetic work of Olivier de La Marche (1422-1502), the Burgundian courtier, poet and chronicler, "a didactic poem describing a knight's search for salvation through the vehicle of a quest. At first, he is impulsive, leaving his house par une soudaine achoison, on the spur of the moment. He is started along the way by Thought, who brings him to a realization of his soul's unprepared state and who acquaints him with the encounters he must face with the henchmen of Atropos, Goddess of Death: Accident and Debility. The knight as Author is befriended by the hermit Under … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Földvári Books [Budapest, Hungary]
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