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Ensayo de una biblioteca española de libros raros y curiosos.... by  Bartolomé José Gallardo - First Edition - 1863–89 - from Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co., LLC (PRB&M)  and Biblio.com

Ensayo de una biblioteca española de libros raros y curiosos....

by Gallardo, Bartolomé José

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Madrid: M. Rivadeneyra, 1863–89. 4 vols. 8vo (27.8 cm, 11"). I: xi, [1] pp., 1404 col. II: vii, [1] pp., 1104 col., 179, [1] pp. III: x, [2] pp., 1280 col., [2] pp. IV: [6], 1572pp.

First edition of this important bibliographical reference work: Gallardo's extensive notes on numerous rare and significant Spanish books and manuscripts, many of which were described herein for the first time. The notes were edited and compiled in vols. I and II by Remón Zarco del Valle and J. Sancho Rayon, and in vols. III and IV by Marcelino Menendez y Pelayo. Altogether, this four-volume set offers an impressive mass of detailed information, incorporating valuable literary fragments by and biographies of some of the greatest names in Spanish literature as well as some of the most obscure.
    Provenance: This copy from the library of author and diplomat Don Juan Valera y Alcalá Galiano; vol. I with a presentation inscription addressed to him on the half-title, with the bookplate of his son Luis Valera on the front pastedown of each volume. The inscription to Valera was => written by one of the work's editors, Remón Zarco del Valle.
    
    Palau 97065. Contemporary brown morocco and marbled paper–covered sides, spines with gilt-stamped title and volume number, vols. III and IV matching I and II very closely but not quite identical; joints, edges, and extremities rubbed, spines of III and IV lightly sunned. Vol. I with inscription and all vols. with bookplate as above. One leaf of vol. I with paper flaw, noticeable but not touching text; six leaves of vol. II each with tear at inner margin repaired some time ago, not touching text. Vols. I and II: pages slightly age-toned with occasional faint spots, almost entirely clean. Vols. III and IV: somewhat more pronounced age-toning, scattered mild spotting. Overall a clean, solid set with an interesting provenance.
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  • Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co., LLC (PRB&M) US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 29360
  • Title: Ensayo de una biblioteca española de libros raros y curiosos....
  • Author: Gallardo, Bartolomé José
  • Book condition: Used
  • Publisher: M. Rivadeneyra
  • Place: Madrid
  • Date published: 1863–89
  • Size: 4 vols. 8vo (27.8 cm, 11"). I: xi, [1] pp., 1404 col. II: vii, [1] pp., 1104 col., 179, [1] pp. III: x, [2] pp., 1280 col., [2] pp. IV: [6], 1572pp.

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