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Comentario del Ilustre Señor . de la Guerra de Alemania hecha por Carlos V, Maxîmo Emperador Romano, Rey de España, en el año de MDXLVI y MCXLVII.


Published by Madrid, En la Imprenta de Francisco Xavier Garcia, 1767., 1767
From Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books (New York, NY, U.S.A.)

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8°, recent antique sheep (ca. 1980; slightly rubbed), spine with raised bands in five compartments, decorated with gilt fillets and in blind, crimson leather lettering piece, gilt short author-title, gilt place and date at foot. Uncut and unopened. Light marginal soiling to a few leaves. Overall in fine condition. (2 ll.), 352 pp., (1 blank l.). *** Later edition, nicely printed with wide margins, of the celebrated Comentario on the Schmalkaldic War (1546-1547), first published in 1548; Palau lists seven editions in Spanish printed during the sixteenth century, then none until this 1767 edition. During the sixteenth century it was also published in Italian, French, German and English. In July 1546, the members of the Lutheran Schmalkaldic League attacked the Imperial army in Swabia. Luis de Avila y Zúñiga was a courtier and close personal friend of the Emperor Carlos V. This commentary records not only his own experiences but the views of the Emperor, who took the field himself. (Titian's famous 1548 portrait of Carlos V shows him at the decisive Battle of Mühlberg, 1547.) Although the Emperor emerged briefly triumphant in 1547, by 1555, with the Peace of Augsburg, he was forced to acknowledge the right of princes within the Empire to choose whether their subjects would be Lutherans or Catholics. A year later, D. Carlos abdicated in favor of his brother Ferdinand I as Emperor and Archduke of Austria, and his son D. Filipe II as King of Castile, Leon, Aragon, etc.*** Palau 20504. Simón Díaz VI, 1718: citing copies at the Escorial and at the Biblioteca Nacional and Real Academia Española, Madrid. Ward, Oxford Companion to Spanish Literature pp. 628-9. Not located in NUC. Bookseller Inventory # 20307

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Title: Comentario del Ilustre Seņor . de la Guerra ...

Publisher: Madrid, En la Imprenta de Francisco Xavier Garcia, 1767.

Publication Date: 1767

Binding: Hardcover

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