Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 1385 Vida del rey don Felipe Segundo y de don Carlos su hijo principe de España
TitleVida del rey don Felipe Segundo y de don Carlos su hijo principe de España
- Matthieu, Pierre, 1563-1621
- Saint-Réal, M. l'abbé de 1639-1692
- Navarro, Miguel
- Cabrera de Córdoba, Luis, 1559?-1623
- Strada, Famiano, 1572-1649
- Herrera y Tordesillas, Antonio de, d. 1625
- Faria e Sousa, Manuel de, 1590-1649
- Vander Hammen y León, Lorenzo, b. 1589
- Moréri, Louis, 1643-1680
- Mézeray, François Eudes de, 1610-1683
- Dupleix, Scipion, 1569-1661
- Leti, Gregorio, 1630-1701
Other related names
- Lea, Henry Charles, 1825-1909, former owner
Call numberMs. Codex 1385
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4447373
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
LanguageSpanish with some notes and passages in Latin
Manuscript containing the biographies of King Philip II of Spain and his son, Prince Carlos of Asturias. The biographies are followed by notes and reflections by numerous authors, including Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas, Manuel de Faria e Sousa, François Eudes de Mézeray, and Gregorio Leti. The notes are followed by two short works: An account and refutation of the false rumor of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V's conversion to Protestantism before his death; and the stories of three French queens "killed by the Spanish" while ruling as the wives of Spanish kings. The queens are Clotilda, consort of Amalaric, King of the Visigoths; Blanche de Bourbon, consort of Pedro I, King of Castile and Leon; and Elizabeth of France, consort of Philip II. Of particular interest is the prologue at the beginning of the manuscript in which the author discusses the debate over the origin of the biography of Philip II. The two possible authors discussed are Antonio Pérez, secretary to King Philip, and Pierre Matthieu, a French historian contemporary with Pérez. The author of the manuscript is in favor of Matthieu, and apparently is working from a translation of Matthieu's work in Italian. Henry Charles Lea also attributes the work to Matthieu, according to a note in his hand that appears in the manuscript (f. 7r).
- Ms. codex.
- Title from title page (f. 1r).
WatermarkJoaquim Osca, similar to Valls i Subirá, Españolas, 1841.
Extent215 leaves : 300 x 206 mm. bound to 309 x 215 mm
FoliationPaper, ii + 215 + ii; [1-214, i]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
BindingHalf morocco, boards now detached (Zacour-Hirsch).
- Held by Gabriel Sánchez Librería (Madrid), stamp on title page (f. 1r).
- Formerly owned by Henry Charles Lea (signature on title page (f. 1r), 1888; bookplate inside upper cover).
- Manuscripts, Spanish--18th century
- Manuscripts, European
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