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ID no. of MS BETA manid 4183
City and Library London The British Library
Collection: Call number C.20.e.6
Imprint Zaragoza: Jorge Coci, 1508-10-30

External description
Writing surface papel
Format folio (Norton)
Leaf Analysis ff.: 302: [1] + II-CCXCVIII + [4] (Norton)
Collation a-z8 A-O8 P6 (Norton)
Page Layout 2 cols. (Norton)
46 ll. (9r) (Norton)
Size caja: 238 × 156 mm (9r) (Norton)
Font gótica c. 275 G (título) (Norton)
gótica c. 135 G (encabezamientos, titulillos) (Norton)
gótica 104 G (texto) (Norton)
Binding marroquí rojo doblado con marroquí verde oliva, hierros dorados estilo Grolier, cortes dorados (Sotheby)
History of volume Adquirido London (price: 200 libras) (West 2003:165)
Previous owners (oldest first) Università di Roma “La Sapienza”. Biblioteca Alessandrina (Quaritch 1895:xvii)
Edwin Tross, librero Paris (1851) 1872 (Quaritch 1895)
François Florentin Achille Seillière ‘BIBLIOTHÈQUE DE MELLO”, 2. baron de Seillière [1873-05-14] 1872 - 1873-05-10 (price: 10.000 francs) (Sotheby 1887; Quaritch 1895)
London: Bernard Quaritch Ltd. London 1887-02-28 - 1895 (price: 135 libras) (Sotheby, West 2003)
Associated persons Encuadernado por Chambolle-Duru, encuadernador Paris (1861 - 1915) (1887-02-28 ad quem) (Sotheby)
Encuadernado por Marius-Michel, encuadernador (1890) (Quaritch)
References (most recent first) West (2004), “Los libros españoles que fueron del baron Achille Seillière ahora en la British Library de Londres”, Trabajos de la VIII Reunión de la Asociación Española de Bibliografía (2003) 165, 170
Catalogado en: Bernard Quaritch (1895-02), Bibliotheca Hispana. A Catalogue of Books in Castilian, Catalan, Portuguese or Otherwise of Spanish Interest. No. 148 xvii, 8-10 , n. 108
Catalogado en: Bernard Quaritch (1890), A Catalogue of Medieval Literature especially of the Romances of Chivalry , n. 299
Catalogado en: Sotheby & Co. (1887-02-28), La Bibliothèque de Mello. Catalogue of an Important Portion of the Very Choice Library of the late Baron Seillière 4 , n. 23
Catalogado en: Bernard Quaritch (1887), Monuments of the Early Printers in All Countries, Preceded by Part IV: Spain and Portugal; northern and eastern Europe; America, and the East 3854 , n. 37665
Catalogado en: Norton (1978), A Descriptive Catalogue of Printing in Spain and Portugal 1501-1520 231-32 , n. 625
Catalogado en: Sánchez (1913-14), Bibliografía aragonesa del siglo XVI , n. 26
Note Sotheby: “red morocco super extra, doublé with olive morocco, richly gilt-tooled in an elegant Grolier design, g.e. by Chambolle-Duru, with the Seillière arms, in a neat case. This book was discovered at Ferrara by M. Tross, and is the only copy of the first edition of Amadis known to exist. For a full description of the volume see Brunet, Supplement, col. 31, where it is valued at five or six thousand francs, and perhaps more--or about £250”

Quaritch 1895:8-9: “red morocco super extra, doublé with olive morocco, richly gilt-tooled in an elegant Grolier design, gilt edges, by Marius-Michel and Chambolle-Duru, with the Seillière arms on the sides; in a neat case. … Unique. The first edition of the famous Amadis was utterly unknown till this single copy was discovered at Ferrara in 1872, and sold by Tross to Baron Seillière for 10,000 fr.”
Subject Post-incunables (1501-1520)

Internal Description
Number of texts in volume: 1
Specific witness ID no. 1 BETA cnum 7458
Location in volume ff. 1v-298r (Norton)
Uniform Title IDno, Author and Title texid 4093
Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo, regidor de Medina del Campo. Amadís de Gaula
Language castellano
Date Refundido 1482 - 1492
Title(s) in witness Los quatro libros del Virtuoso cauallero Amadis de Gaula Complidos, 1r
Los quatro libros del esforçado y muy virtuoso cauallero Amadis de Gaula, 298rb
Incipits & explicits in MS pról.: [ 1v] COnsiderando los sabios antiguos que los grandes hechos delas armas
rúbr.: [ 2v] Aqui comiença el primero libro del esforçado y virtuoso cauallero Amadis
texto: [ 2va] NO muchos años despues dela passion de nuestro redemptor y saluador Iesu xp̃o … [ 298rb] … por aquella ventura y trabajo que le dar quisiessen
rúbr.: [ 298r] Acabanse los quatro libros del esforçado y muy virtuoso cauallero Amadis de Gaula … assi de su linaje como amigos suyos
colofón: [ 298r] Fueron emprimidos en la muy noble y muy leal ciudad de Caragoça [!] … a .xxx. dias del mes de Otubre Del año del nascimiento de nuestro saluador Iesu xp̃o mil y quinientos y ocho años
Record Status Created 1994-07-06
Updated 2020-04-09