Lot 303

Barrios (Miguel de)

Las Poésias Famosas, FIRST EDITION, second issue with cancel title page, title printed in red and black, lacking pp. 105-6, woodcut device on title, 10 engraved illustrations by Peeter Clouwet and Adrian Melaer, some browning throughout, lower corner of first few ff little frayed, é2 & é3 with tiny wormhole in top right-hand corner, E3 toE4 worm holes carefully repaired, contemporary limp vellum, rubbed & marked, ends of spine repaired, 4to, Antwerp, G. & J. Verdussen, 1674.

*** First issued by the Brussels printer Balthasar Vivien in 1665. After his death, his entire stock was taken over by the Verdussen brothers of Antwerp, who reissued the few remaining copies of Barros’s masterpiece with a new title. Copies with this cancel title are distinctly uncommon. Pp 105-6 are also missing from the copy in the Biblioteca Nacional in Madrid.

Estimate: £600-£800