1667 · En Madrid
by Andrés Ximenez; Pedro de Villafranca Malagón; José Fernández de Buendía; Juan de Avellaneda
En Madrid: Por Ioseph Fernandez de Buendia, 1667. 2nd edition. Leather bound. Good+ancient dampstaining to base of most pages top a greater or lesser degree few ancient repairs to small tears. Tiny wormhole through title-page and first sevwen sheets. 3/4 ancient leather with marbled boards. Title-page, 7 printed sheets, sheets 1 - 204, followed by 4 sheets of Index. Images, engravings or folding images before sheets 9, 132, 144, 147, 150, 153 (with small tear), 156, 157, 173, 174, 175, for a total of 11 illustrations. No frontis. The plates are engraved; some are signed by P. de Villafranca./ Engraved t.p. vignette (Spanish royal arms)./ Includes index./ "Oracion funebre panegyrica, en la translacion de los cuerpos reales al pantheon ... dixola el padre maestro fray Iuan de Auellaneda": leaves 193-204. This is the Second edition of this publication, with additional content compared to the first published in 1657. It is one of the most beautiful illustrated books on the Escorial, which was constructed by order of the Will of Phillip II. From the historical-artistic point of view, the work presents the famous monastery of the Escorial, as a residence and pantheon of the kings of Spain. The complex was also a convent and church from 1563 to 1584. This copy has significant age toning to the sheets and dampstaining from long-ago. The dampstaining does extend into most of the plates to some degree.
(Inventory #: 176473)