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Poesias varias

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7939

Scope and Contents

A collection of 236 poetical works, mostly by named authors. There are poems by Antonio de Sols (68), Francisco de la Torre y Sevil (64), Jernimo Sanz (45), Antonio de Mendoza (7), Luis de Villanova (7), Rodrigo Dvila (4), Gngora (3), Lope de Vega (3), Luis de Ulloa Pereira (3), Antonio Coello (2), Francisco Montesser (2) and Rogrigo Arts y Muoz (2). There are also single poems by the Marquz de Palacios, P. Basilio Ponce de Leon, Fray Juan de Avellaneda, Bartolom Leonardo de Argensola, Fray Ortensio Paravicino, Diego Collazos de Mendoza, Juan de Orosco, Toms de Aguiar and el Pavorde Falco, as well as seventeen anonymous pieces, including 'Cancin real a una mudanza', now attributed to Jos de Sarabia. At the end of the volume is an index.


  • 1650-1700 (circa)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The volume's links to Valencia suggest that it may have belonged to Antonio Pedro Sancho Dvila y Osorio, Marqus de Astorga, de Velada y de San Roman, who became Viceroy of Valencia in 1664. One poem deals with Astorga's pardoning of a student condemned to death. The anthology was probably part of the Astorga manuscripts acquired by the bookseller Thomas Thorpe from Spain during the 1820s. The volume was bought from Thorpe by Sir Thomas Phillipps, and became MS 2466 in his library. It was part of the sale of his collection at Sotheby's on 26 June 1973 where it was purchased by the Library.

Related Materials

Cambridge University Library holds a volume of poems, MS.Add.7946, concerned principally with Antonio Pedro Sancho Dvila y Osorio, and with his father, Antonio Dvila y Toldeo. The contents of MS LXXX in the collection of the Hispanic Society of America, New York, are almost identical to that of this volume, and are arranged in virtually the same order.

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