Flórez, Enrique Flórez - España Sagrada. Theatro Geographico-Historico... [Completo 57 vols] - 1754/1957

Flórez, Enrique Flórez - España Sagrada. Theatro Geographico-Historico... [Completo 57 vols] - 1754/1957
History, History of Spain - Quantity: 57

57 volumes in 8º (21.6 x 16 cm). ALL PUBLISHED, from 1754 to 1957, in 20th-century quarter binding, spines with ribs, threads and labels. Wood engraved heads, initials and culs de lamp. Good impression on strong white paper.

Absolutely complete, with all volumes, addenda, and extensions published over two centuries, a condition in which it is practically impossible to find.

Volumes numbered from 1 to 56, including another volume titled ‘Clave de la España Sagrada, cuyo objeto es dar a conocer esta importante obra y facilitar su uso, por el Doctor don Pedro Sainz de Baranda’. Madrid, Imprenta de la Viuda de Calero, 1853.

Of the first volumes, those printed in the 18th century, were made several editions. These belong to the second edition, except for numbers 3 and 4, which belong to the third.

España sagrada, by Father Flórez, is undoubtedly the most important history of Spain ever published, not only because of the number of documents, news, illustrations and antiquities of all genres that presents, but also because even today it constitutes a true encyclopedia of Spanish history and a classic work in its historiography. It was conceived and largely made by the Spanish Augustinian Enrique Flórez in the 18th century. The monumental work is notable for the successful and objective criticism, used in the clarification of geographical and chronological issues, authenticity of sources and historical facts, representing an excellent exhibition of the Enlightenment in Spain. The first volume of the work appeared in 1747. Father Flórez prepared the next twenty-eight, counting with the bibliographer Francisco Méndez as a collaborator and assistant from 1749. After the publication of the first five volumes, in 1750 King Ferdinand VI granted this gigantic work his royal protection.
On Flórez's death in 1773, the Augustinian Order continued the publication and commissioned Manuel Risco (1735 1801) to edit two volumes (XXVIII and XXIX) prepared by Flórez, and continued the research work until the volume XLII. It was boosted again with Antolín Merino (1745-1830), who after the War of Independence published, along with Father La Canal, volumes XLIII and XLIV. The latter, already elderly and elevated to the position of Director of the Royal Academy of History, managed to extend the work to the volume XLVII. Finally, Pedro Sainz de Baranda, Vicente de la Fuente, Carlos Ramón Fort, Eduardo Jusué and, again, another Augustinian, Ángel Custodio Vega, prepared and published the last volumes of España sagrada, reaching a total of 57.

Very clean book. The last 6 volumes have a slightly different binding, also in quarter Valencian leather binding.

Palau, 92691.

Lot details
Number of Books
History, History of Spain
Author/ Illustrator
Flórez, Enrique Flórez
Book Title
España Sagrada. Theatro Geographico-Historico... [Completo 57 vols]
Very good
Publication year oldest item
Publication year youngest item
Original language
Binding/ Material
Half leather
Number of pages
216×160 mm
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