Place and Imprint: London: Printed for R. Sare, F. Saunders and Tho. Bennet, 1697.
Edition: First edition in English.
Bibliographical References: ESTC R5377; Wing Q188.
Condition: Binding, particularly the spine, rubbed; text fine; very good copy.
Book ID: 19796
Physical Description8vo, contemporary mottled calf, gilt decorated and lettered spine.
CommentsThe first English translation of Francisco de Quevedo's La Hora de Todos y la Fortuna con Seso, a biting satire of Spanish politics and the follies of the times, written under the guise of a prose fantasy. Ouevedo (1580-1645), a contemporary and friend of Cervantes, was one of the greatest writers of his era in Spanish literature. The translator, Capt. John Stevens, was a prolific translator of Spanish literature and author on Spanish subjects.