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lot 130

1553. BOOK: (GOTHIC). ALBERTO FLORENTIN, LEON BAPTISTA: EL MOMO. THE MORAL, VERY FUNNY STORY OF THE MOMO: COMPOSED IN LATIN BY THE LEARNED MAN... TRANSFERRED TO SPANISH BY AUGUSTIN DE ALMAÇAN... Alcalá de Henares: Joan de Mey Flandro, 1553 (in colophon). 4th major. 14 h. + LXXI fol. (sign. a8-b6, A8-I7, without the last white one) Text in Gothic script, two-colour cover in woodcut. Headers and woodcut capitals. Some old marginal notation and underlining. Enc. signed by BRUGALLA, in the middle of the skin, dry and golden threads in both panels, edges and eyebrows, nerves, curdled loin and golden cuts. Cover with a small part of the reconstructed border, some other sheets with specific restorations. Folio XLI fasímil (sign. F1). Rare work in trade, FIRST EDITION in Spanish. The Momo is a political and social satire, of a mythological nature, a fable born of brilliant and humanist thought, where its author aims to make people laugh but also reflect on society and its rulers. Its protagonist is the god of chaos, disorder and evil, who uses deception, a mask, to hide his true character. Palau 5193. Save 1693. CCPB 31341-6.