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HURTADO DE MENDOZA (Diego)
The Life and Adventures of Lazarillo Gonsales, Surnamed de Tormes. Written by Himself. Translated from the Original Spanish, and illustrated with Sixteen Copper Plates, neatly engraved. In Two Parts. The Nineteenth Edition.
London: Printed for S. Bladon, 1777. 12mo, 153 x 84 mms., pp. xi [xii blank], 165 [166 "Advertisement," 167 "Epitaph," 168 blank], engraved frontispiece and 15 engraved plates, each about 12 mms. shorter than adjoining text block, contemporary calf, marbled boards (rubbed), gilt spine, dark olive green morocco label; slight wear to spine and corners, but a very good copy, with the Wittersham House armorial bookplate, with an African head on top of armorial shield, on the front past-down end-paper, very late 19th century inscription on recto of front free end-paper: "This celebrated work was written by Fray Juan de Ortega. Vide Sir William Stirling Maxwell's Cloister Life of Charles 1. 5th ed. p. 151. S. G. S. It is now however confidently ascribed to the Castillian Statesman Diego Hurtado de Mendoze (18990".l Lazarillo de Tormes was published separately in three different cities in in 1554: Alcalá de Henares, Burgos and Antwerp. The Alcalá de Henares edition adds some episodes which were probably written by a second author. It was put on the Inquisitions Index even before it was published It was translated into French in 1560 and into English in 1586 as The Pleasaunt Historie of Lazarillo de Tormes a Spaniarde: Wherein is conteined his Marueilous Deedes and Life. With the Straunge Aduentures happened to him in the Seruice of Sundrie Masters. Drawen out of Spanish by Dauid Rouland of Anglesey. The translation here is certainly different from that text and seems to derive from a text printed in London in 1708 (San Diego library only and not on ECCO); the plates seem also to d … [Click Below for Full Description]
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