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Lot #    9510
Auction End Date    2/15/2005 3:29:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    El Salterio
Author    [Bible - First Ed.] Juan de Valdes
City    Bonn
Publisher    De Carlos Georgi
Publication Date    1880
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [1], 196 pp., 229:144 mm., wide uncut margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original wrappers.
   Psalms tranlated into Spanish from the Hebrew, printed froman old manuscript.

Juan de Valdes (c. 1500-1541), was born about 1500 at Cuenca, and probably studied at the university of Alcala. He first appears as the anonymous author of a politico-religious Dialogo de Mercuric y Caron, written and published about 1528. The Dialogo attacked the corruptions of the Roman Church; hence Valdes, in fear of the Spanish Inquisition, left Spain for Naples in 1530. In 1531 he moved to Rome, where his criticisms of papal policy were condoned, since in his Dialogo he had upheld the validity of Henry VIII's marriage with Catherine of Aragon. His house on the Chiaja was the centre of a literary and religious circle; his conversations and writings (circulated in manuscript) stimulated the desire for a spiritual reformation of the church. Valdes died at Naples in May 1541.

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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Spanish
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica