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
Description8vo, 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.