(Various authors) - Colección de Crónicas Reales del Siglo XVI - 1551/1567

(Various authors) - Colección de Crónicas Reales del Siglo XVI - 1551/1567
History - Quantity: 1 - Other - see description

Five different chronicles bound in the same volume in folio (28.8 x 20 cm). Half binding from the 19th century, antique book edge tint, ‘CINCO REYES’ handwritten.

I: —Chronica del sancto rey don Fernando Tercero deste nombre: que gano a Sevilla y a toda Andaluzia...
Medina del Campo, Francisco del Canto, 1567.
XXXXXVI folios, including the title page in two colours—red and black—and print of the king on horseback.
Two-column print, Gothic characters, xylographic initials.

II and III: —Chronica del muy esclarecido principe, y rey don Alonso: el qual fue parde (sic) Emperador e hizo el libro delas siete partidas. Y ansi mismo al fin deste libro va encorporada la Chronica del rey don Sa(n)cho el Bravo, hijo de este rey don Alonso el Sabio.
Valladolid, at the expense and at the house of Sebastian Martinez, 1554.
2 unnumbered sheets, including the title page in two colours—red and black—with wood-engraved print and xylographic border, LXXVII folios, 1 unnumbered table sheet.
Two sheets are missing (folios IV and V, signature A4 A5)

IV: —Cronica del muy valeroso rey don Ferna[n]do, visnieto del Santo rey que gano a Sevilla...
Valladolid, Sebastián Martínez, 1554.
70 sheets, wrongly numbered, [LXXVIII], including the two-colour title page with xylographic border, woodcut of the king on horseback at the centre. Signature: A-H8, I6. Two-column print in Gothic script, 48 lines, wood engraved initials.
First edition of the chronicle of King Ferdinand IV, being imaginary the news of the existence of a previous edition of Burgos, 1513 (v. Fernández Valladares, II-1459). Maggs, Spanish Books: 'This is the sole edition, and is, like the chronicles of Alonso the Sage and of Sancho IV, extremely rare', 229; Palau, 64945; Salvá, 2886.

V: —Chronica del muy esclarescido Principe & Rey don Alfonso el Onzeno deste no(m)bre de los reyes que reynaron en Castilla y en Leon. Padre q fue del rey don Pedro...
Valladolid, at the expense of Pedro Espinosa and Antonio Zamora, 1551.
CLXXXVI [i.e. CLXXXVIII] folios, including title page in two colours, great xylographic engraving of King Alfonso XI on horseback. Two-column printing, in Gothic script of 48 lines per page. Wood engraved initials.
First edition of this sought after chronicle. The exact author of the work is unknown. It could be the Constable of Castile Juan Núñez de Villasán, but it is believed that he was only a copyist and the author could be Fernán Sánchez de Valladolid.

Very rare factitious volume with five of the rarest and most sought after Castilian chronicles printed in Spain: Fernando III, Alfonso X, Sancho the Brave, Fernando the Saint, and Alfonso XI, the latter two in the first edition.

Lot details
Number of Books
Author/ Illustrator
(Various authors)
Book Title
Colección de Crónicas Reales del Siglo XVI
Very good
Publication year oldest item
Publication year youngest item
Different editions
Original language
Binding/ Material
Half leather
Other - see description
Number of pages
288×200 cm
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