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El Libro Del Cauallero Zifar (El Libro Del Cauallero De Dios). Part I Text

by Wagner, Charles Philip (ed.)

Condition: Near Fine /No Jacket


Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan. 1929. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. xvii (i), 532 (8) pp, preface, list of 9 b&w plates, symbols and abbreviations, Prologo; El Cauallero de Dios; El Rey de Menton; Castigos del Rey de Menton; Los Hechos de Roboan; Appendix: A. The Prologue of the Seville Print of 1512; B. Correspondenceof the Michelant Cifar with This Edition; index, ccorrigenda. Edited from the Three Extant Versions by Charles Philip Wagner. Language and Literature series, Volume V: First Edition, July 1929. Introduction in English with text in Spanish. "The Libro del caballero Zifar is the first extensive adventure story to have been written in Spanish and was composed around 1300. It retains traces of the chivalric romances of the Middle Ages. The story is divided into three parts. The first recounts the experiences of the knight Zifar and his family after they are forced to abandon their home. In the second part, Zifar instructs his sons in the art of kingship. The third section tells the story of Roboán, Zifar’s son, who has set out on his own quest." Age- toned top text block edge with only the slightest age-toning to bottom and fore- text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean and bright; tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine.


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