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lot 128

1549. BOOK: (GOTHIC). RHUA, [PEDRO DE]: LETTERS FROM... READER IN SORIA, ON THE WORKS OF THE REVEREND LORD BISHOP OF MONDOÑEDO ADDRESSED TO THE SAME. Burgos: Casa de Juan de Junta, 1549 (in colophon). 12º. 92 pages (A8-L8, M4). Cover in woodcut and two inks. Xylographic capitals. Reconstruction of the margin of fol. 38, with restitution of the last letter of the first 11 lines of the text. Nice gums on half skin, tips, curved rump, nerves, golden upper cut. Extraordinary exlibris of the 17th Duke of Infantado with the heraldic shield engraved. Pedro de Rua addresses these letters to the famous Bishop of Mondoñedo, Antonio de Guevara, in what becomes an extraordinary exercise in literary criticism. Rare FIRST EDITION of this text. Palau 266027 and 280147.