Fortune in Her Wits, or, the Hour of all Men. Written in Spanish by the Most Ingenious Don Francisco de Quivedo Villegas . . . Translated into English by Capt. John Stevens. SPANISH LITERATURE, Francisco De Quevedo Y. Villegas.

Fortune in Her Wits, or, the Hour of all Men. Written in Spanish by the Most Ingenious Don Francisco de Quivedo Villegas . . . Translated into English by Capt. John Stevens.

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 Description

8vo, contemporary mottled calf, gilt decorated and lettered spine.

Comments

The 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.

Price: $975.00