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 Gomez 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.

Publisher: London: Printed for R. Sare, F. Saunders and Tho. Bennet, 1697.
Edition: First edition in English.
Bibliographical References: Wing Q-188.
Condition: Binding, particularly the spine, rubbed; text fine.
Book ID: 19796

Description

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

Comments

¶ The first English translation of Quevedo's La Hora de Todos y la Fortuna con Seso, a biting satire of Spanish politics under the king's minister Olivaries, written under the guise of a prose fantasy. As a writer of prose satire, Ouevedo is of the first rank in Spanish literature. John Stevens was a prolific translator of Spanish literature and author on subjects Spanish.

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