Las siete partidas : quel serenissimo & muy excelle[n]te Señor Don Alfonso Rey de Castilla & de Leon &c[etera] de gloriosa memoria, nono deste nonbre, fizo & mando conpilar & reduzir ... : van enestas siete partidas las adiciones & co[n]cordanças fechas por el Doctor de Montaluo.

Castile (Kingdom)
Standardized Title:
Laws, etc.
Other Title:
Goff title: Siete partidas con las adiciones de Alfonzo Diaz de Montalvo
Fueron impressas enla muy noble & muy leal ciudad de Seuilla : Por comissio[n] de Rodrigo d[e] Escobar & de Melchior Gurrizo ... : Imprimiero[n] las maestre Paulo de Colonia & Joha[n]nes Pegniczer de Nure[m]burga & Magno & Thomas Compañeros Alemanes, 24 Dec. 1491]
[480] leaves (leaves [88], [172], [284], [382], [426], [480] blank) ; 27 cm. (fol.)
S.S. lala a&ma fado (C) 1491 (A) v.1
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Law -- Spain -- Castile -- Sources -- Early works to 1800.
Law, Medieval -- Sources -- Early works to 1800.
Incunabula -- Spain -- Seville -- 1491.
Printers' devices (Printing) -- Spain -- Seville -- 15th century.
Place of Publication:
Spain Seville.
Compilation of the laws of Castile, begun in 1256 under the direction of Alfonso X and finished in either 1263 or 1265.
Title and imprint from colophon on leaf 3G5v, which reads: Las siete partidas quel serenissimo & muy excelle[n]te señor don alfonso rey de Castilla & de Leon &c[etera] de gloriosa memoria: nono deste nonbre fizo & mando conpilar & reduzir a muy prouechosa breuedad de todas la principales fuerças iudiciales por muy solenne & aprobados iurisconsultos. Fueron impressas enla muy noble & muy leal ciudad de Seuilla: por comissio[n] de Rodrigo d[e] escobar: & de Melchior gurrizo mercadores de libros. Imprimiero[n] las maestre paulo de colonia & Joha[n]nes pegniczer de nure[m]burga & Magno & Thomas compañeros alemanes. Acabaronse de imprimir a. xxiiij. dias de deziembre año de nuestra salud de mill & quatrocientos & nouenta & vn años bien auenturadamente. Van enestas siete partidas las adiciones & co[n]cordanças fechas por el doctor de montaluo.
Signatures: a-l⁸ 2a-2i⁸ 2k-l⁶ 3a⁸-3o⁸ 4a⁸(4a2+chi1.2) 4b-4d⁸ 4e¹⁰ A-F⁸ G⁶ 2A⁸-2D⁸ 2E⁶-2F⁶ 3A-3F⁸ 3G⁶.
Leaves l8, 2l6, 3o8, G6, 2F6, 3G6 are blanks.
Chancery folio, printed in double columns. Leaf a3r: 52 lines to a full column, plus headline; area of text: 217 (233) x 141 mm.; col. width: 67 mm. Printed initials and paragraph marks. With signatures; without foliation or catchwords. Rubrication not called for; heading of each part printed in red. Register at end. Printer's device of Compañeros Alemanes at end.
Local notes:
Leaf size: 262 x 188 mm.
Penn Libraries copy has some ms. marginal notes and a few underlines throughout text; some ms. marginal marks in ink or pencil throughout text.
From the library of Henry Charles Lea. With his bookplate affixed to front pastedown and his autograph (1876) on recto of front free endpaper of each volume.
Penn Libraries copy bound in 3 vols., each bound in full vellum with ms. shelf-mark, title, place and date of printing on spine; remains of ties; all edges gilt.
Penn Libraries copy: each vol. has bookseller's printed label ("John Penington & Son ... Philadelphia") on front pastedown; v. 1 has bookseller's printed description of another copy of the work affixed to verso of front free endpaper and ms. leaf in Lea's hand laid in.
Penn Libraries copy imperfect: leaf a1 wanting but for the words "Primera partida", which have been excised and pasted to a printed leaf (woodcut border of scenes from the life of Hercules surrounding the coat of arms of Charles V of Spain) inserted in its place; leaves chi1-2 wanting; leaf 3G6 (blank) wanting; leaves cropped at all margins with frequent damage to and occasional loss of headline and ms. marginal notes; first (inserted) leaf, leaves a2-a8 and 3n1 mended at inner margin; leaf 3f5 has tear at top margin with damage to printed initial and ink blot in inner column obscuring a few words of text; leaves 3G3-4 detached from spine.
Penn Provenance:
Lea, Henry Charles, 1825-1909 (autograph) (bookplate)
Penn Chronology:
1491 (21 Dec.)
Cited in:
Goff P-125
Walsh, J.E. 15th cent. printed books, 3964
ISTC ip00125000
Alfonso X, King of Castile and Leon, 1221-1284.
Paul, von Köln, fl. 1490-1492, printer.
Pegnitzer, Johann, fl. 1490-1503, printer.
Herbst, Magnus, fl. 1490-1501, printer.
Thomas, fl. 1490-1499, printer.
Escobar, Rodrigo d', publisher.
Gurrizo, Melchior, publisher.
Compañeros alemanes (Firm), printer.
Incunable Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Henry Charles Lea Library (University of Pennsylvania)
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