Sederi Yearbook 23

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Sederi 23 — 2013
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Francisco J. Borge López
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Jordi Sánchez-Martí, “The University of Alicante Library copy of Palmerin d’Oliva (London, 1637): A Bibliographical Description.” SEDERI 23 (2013): 123-137.


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The purpose of this article is to provide bibliographical information about a copy of the fourth edition of the two parts of Anthony Munday’s translation of Palmerin d’Oliva (London, 1637; STC 19160) recently purchased by the University of Alicante Library and not mentioned in the standard bibliographies. The article contains a detailed bibliographical description based on Bowers’s principles (1949) and is designed to be useful to scholars by making direct consultation of the copy in most cases unnecessary. The description is preceded by a short introduction to the literary text and its publication in England.

Keywords: Renaissance chivalric literature; Hispanic romances of chivalry; Anthony Munday; Palmerin d’Oliva; Thomas Creed; Bernard Alsop; Thomas Ottley.




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FB > see Pettegree (2007).

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IB > see Wilkinson (2010).

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