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Hispanic Rare Books of the Golden Age (1470-1699)

In the Newberry Library of Chicago and in Selected North American Libraries


Joseph L. Laurenti Laurenti

The Hispanic Rare Books of the Golden Age (1470-1699) collection is one of America's most outstanding collections of rare Hispanic books. It consists of approximately 1019 printed books, the property of the Newberry Library of Chicago. Among these printed books covering the entire period of the Spanish Golden Age, there can be found rarities considered museum pieces by scholars. Alemán, Amadís de Guala, las Casas, Cervantes, Granada, Guevara, Hurtado de Mendoza, Lazarillo de Tormes, Montemayor, Mejía, Nebrija, Quevedo, Rojas, Rivadeneyra, Valdés and Luis Vives, among hundreds of others, are represented in extremely rare editions as well as some translations into English, Dutch, French, Italian, and German.
Contents: A detailed description of each rare Hispanic book in the Newberry Library of Chicago printed between 1470-1699.