86
86
[Alfonso XI]
CHRONICA DEL MUY ESCLARESCIDO… ALFONSO EL ONZENO. (VALLADOLID: SEBASTIÁN MARTINEZ), 1551
Estimate
1,0001,500
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86
[Alfonso XI]
CHRONICA DEL MUY ESCLARESCIDO… ALFONSO EL ONZENO. (VALLADOLID: SEBASTIÁN MARTINEZ), 1551
Estimate
1,0001,500
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[Alfonso XI]
CHRONICA DEL MUY ESCLARESCIDO… ALFONSO EL ONZENO. (VALLADOLID: SEBASTIÁN MARTINEZ), 1551
folio (264 x 184mm.), woodcut initials, woodcut border to A5v, eighteenth-century speckled calf, spine gilt in compartments, lacking title-page, A8 and Z9-10 (title and final 2 leaves provided in photocopy), cut close with some signatures or headlines cropped, large ink stain on Q7 and S5 causing some loss of text, binding repaired at edges
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Provenance

Palau 64896

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION. The publication coincided with the future Philip II's arrival back in the Spanish capital in order to undertake the ruling of Spain; several other chronicles about his predecessors were published at this time, presumably in Philip's honour. Alfonso XI of Castille (1311-1350) became king at an early age and was known for centralising royal authority; this portrayal of him is wholly positive and must have been written by someone at his court, possibly Fernán Sánchez de Valladolid, who was Alfonso's Chancellor of the privy seal.

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