Paris, Nicolas Barbou, 1542.
8vo [150 x 99 mm], (176) ff. Old handwritten inscription on the final blank. Bound in full old vellum, handwritten title on spine. Old handwritten inscription on front cover.
Third edition in french of “Celestine”.
This masterpiece by Fernando de Rojas was very successful at the court of Francis I.
Rojas (1450-1510) was a Spanish writer and jurist. He wrote his book while he was a law student in Salamanca.
This brilliant work was published in 1499 in Burgos. Originally composed of 16 acts, the work was reissued in 1501 and 1502, and it took its final form in the 1514 edition, composed of 22 acts.
The present work had a lot of influence on theatre and Romance.
This rare edition is illustrated with 17 woodcuts showing the various characters of the novel.
A very nice copy preserved in its old limp vellum.