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QUEVEDO, Francisco de. Fortune in her wits, or, The Hour of all Men. Written In Spanish by the most Ingenious Don Francisco de Quivedo Villegas, Author of the Visions of Hell. Translated into English by Capt. john stevens.

London. Printed for R. Sare et al., 1697. First edition.
[16], 131pp, [1]. Leaf A8 a blank. ESTC R5377, Wing Q188.

[Bound with:] QUEVEDO, Francisco de. The visions of dom francisco de quevedo villegas, Knight of the Order of St. James. Made English by Sir robert l'estrange, Knt. London. Printed by W. B. for Richard Sare, 1708. Tenth edition, corrected. [4], 282pp, [2]. With a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. ESTC T88976.

8vo. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, splitting to upper joint. Contemporary bookplate of C. Sharp, Frame Maker in St. John's Lane, Cambridge to FEP, very occasional chipping to margins, slight shaving to head of title-page of second bound work, horizontal tears to text of leaves N1-4, small worm-trail to text of final five gatherings, leaves toned, some spotting.
Two prose satires by Spanish Baroque writer Francisco de Quevedo (1580-1645), with apparent early Cambridge ownership. The first English translation of his La Hora de Todos y la Fortuna con Sesoa (1699) by Hispanist and antiquary John Stevens (c.1661-1726) is accompanied here by a revised edition of the immensely popular translation by Sir Roger L'Estrange (1616-1704) of Los Suenos (1627).
£ 650.00 Antiquates Ref: 15247