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BETA cnum 13355
Uniform Title IDno, Author and Title texid 1077
Desconocido. Baladro del sabio Merlín con sus profecías
Language castellano
Date Traducido 1469 ad quem
City, library, collection, & call number Lisboa: Biblioteca do Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, 51-VI-1
Title(s) in volume Profecias de Merlin (Moreira)
Copied 1601 - 1700
Location in witness ff. 332-339 (Moreira)
Title(s) in witness Profecias de Merlin (Moreira)
Incipits & Explicits in witness texto: [ 332] Estando Merlin un dia enel palácio del rey Artur e muchos grandes con el | Merlin dixo al Rey Señor yo quiero descobrir les algunos secretos de cosas que | estan por venir E por que todos ayan parte delo que dixiere a vr̃a Exa Suplico | me mande poner vna silla enel campo … [ 339] … queste Rey Leon d'España aura todos sus fijos enel principaz|go mayor de España E seran todos Reys alçados fasta Sincoenta E | Sinco años e Seran todos cazados con hijas de Reys y el menor destos | quatro fijos casara con la hija del Rey de Capadocia mucho a su honra
Associated MSS/editions Copia de manid 4157 Ed.: Madrid: Nacional (BNE), R/3870. Sevilla: [Impresor desconocido], 1535-10-12. Desconocido, Baladro del sabio Merlín con sus profecías, traducido 1469 ad quem., ff. lxxxviij r - xcj v
References (Most recent first) Facsm. digital visto por: Faulhaber (2017), Inspección personal
Sharrer (2015-01-20), Carta (correo electrónico)
Incipits / explicits de: Moreira (2014-12-13), Carta (correo electrónico)
Note Moreira 2014: “Es una copia de las Profecías de Merlin incluidas en el Baladro del sabio Merlín de 1535. El texto de 1535 es, sin embargo, más extenso por el final.

Sharrer 2015: The surprises one finds at the Ajuda library continue! The text of these Merlin prophecies is found in an appendix to the 1535 printing of the Baladro del Sabio Merlin (see BETA manid 4157). There was an earlier 1515 printing now lost that may or may not have had this appended material.

These particular prophecies, concerning primarily Spain, are not part of the 1498 incunable version of the Baladro (BETA manid 1196). Toward the beginning of the prophecies text in the 1535 printing, the year 1467 is mentioned, offering perhaps a clue concerning the original date of composition.

I haven't made a systematic collation of the Ajuda copy with Bonilla's edition of the 1535 text (based I believe on manid 4157, a defective copy as pointed out in BETA) but the final paragraph in the Ajuda copy is out of place. It appears a few paragraphs above in Bonilla's edition.
Record Status Created 2016-10-13
Updated 2017-05-02