A facsimile edition of two probably unique, and undescribed before this books publication in 1969, early sixteenth-century Spanish verse chap-books, printed at Burgos and Salamanca between 1510 and 1520. Mr Norton and Professor Wilson provide a substantial introduction on their literary or bibliographical importance, and a supplementary checklist of Spanish chap-books before 1521. The first of the chap-books has four leaves, and gives important early printed forms of six ballad texts. The second has six leaves and is a nonsense poem. The first is interesting to students of folk-literature; both illustrate the survival of medieval topics and writing styles, and the mingling of oral and printed traditions in early sixteenth-century Spain.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
Table of Contents
Abbreviated references; 1. History of the volume; 2. The printers; 3. The poetical chap-book in Spain up to 1520; 4. List of poetical chap-books up to 1520 (including marginal works); 5. The text of the Burgos chap-book; 6. Oral and printers' variants in sixteenth-century texts of Spanish ballads; 7. The Salamanca chap-book; Index of the first lines; Index of authors; Select index of titles; Romançe de Amadis (Facsimile); Juyzio halloado y trobado (facsimile).