Diego Hurtado de Mendoza: Poems
Scope and Contents
A collection of poems bound with another manuscript. The poems are untitled, but are either known to be by Mendoza or have been attributed to him. There are twenty-two lines to each page. The second manuscript is Bernardino de Albornoz's 'La gaticida. Historia y cuento apacible', a mock heroic poem in 146 eight-line stanzas, describing the death, burial and honours paid to Juan Crespo's cat, Crispina. It is probably a transcript of a book printed in Paris by Nicolo Molinero in 1604, the only recorded copy of which belonged to Gayangos, but the location of which is now unknown.
- 1620 (circa)
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1 volume(s) (1 volume)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
The volume was purchased from the bookseller Thomas Thorpe by Sir Thomas Phillipps, and became MSS 2243 and 24780 in his library. Bought at Sotheby's sale, 26 June 1973. Lot 2125.
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