Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 1350 Instruccion de Carlos Quinto a Phelipe Segundo su hijo, dada en el año de 1543 ; Adbertencias del Emperador Carlos Quinto de Alemania y Primero de España
TitleInstruccion de Carlos Quinto a Phelipe Segundo su hijo, dada en el año de 1543 ; Adbertencias del Emperador Carlos Quinto de Alemania y Primero de España
- Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, 1500-1558
Other related names
- Lea, Henry Charles, 1825-1909, former owner
- Philip II, King of Spain, 1527-1598, recipient
Call numberMs. Codex 1350
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4443090
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Collection of letters and instructions given by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, to his young son Philip II, future King of Spain, while the former was away fighting the Protestants in Germany. The letters cover matters of state, political, and military governance, such as the administration of justice; dealing with councils, advisers and other officials; and the proper conduct towards the church and certain individuals. Of particular interest is the second letter (f. 30r-77r), which Charles V tells his son to keep secret, and in which he reveals to his son his doubts and reservations about the campaigns being fought in Germany and other parts of the empire. He explains to his son that he is compelled to wage these campaigns in order to ensure that the inheritance he leaves to him will be no less than that which he himself inherited, but confesses that he may not succeed and asks for forgiveness in advance.
- Ms. codex.
- Title for manuscript from title page of predominant works (f. 1r, 79r).
WatermarkValls i Subirá, Ferrer, 358; Valls i Subirá, Alva, 18, 19; similar to Valls i Subirá, Costas, 287; unidentified watermark consisting of a cross inside an oval underneath a crown, flanked on either side by a figure, possibly a griffin.
Extent175 leaves : 198 x 135mm. bound to 204 x 148 mm
FoliationPaper, i + 175 + i leaves; [ii], 1-66, [i], 67-164, [i], 165-171; contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto.
- Formerly owned by Henry Charles Lea (inscription, f.i, 1888; bookplate inside upper cover).
- Kings and rulers--Duties--Early works to 1800
- Manuscripts, Spanish--18th century
- Manuscripts, European
Table of contents
- Inside front cover — Bookplate, Inside front cover
Inside front cover
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Decoration: Bookplate, Inside front cover
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Section: Instruccion de Carlos Quinto a Phelipe Segundo su hijo, dada en el an?o de 1543, f. 1r
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Section: Carta que escrivio el emperador Carlos Quinto de Alemania y Primero de Espan?a, a su hijo Phelipe Segundo, f. 29r