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San Pedro, Diego Fernández de (1437–1498)
This manuscript contains François Dassy's French translation of Carcel de amor by Diego San Pedro (1437-1498). This translation is also based on Lelio Manfredi's Italian translation, completed in 1513. Diego de San Pedro is a Spanish pre-Renaissance poet and storyteller; perhaps he was of Hebrew origin but converted to Christianity. Carcel de amor, one of his two best-known novellas, is a sentimental romance about the overcoming of passionate love through reason; it was first printed in Seville in 1492 and was translated into many languages. The manuscript is illustrated with 19 vignettes, most of which are surrounded by an architectural frame containing representations of figures in period clothing. This manuscript might have been created for Charles III de Bourbon-Montpensier (Charles de Bourbon) between 1521 and 1527 — his coat of arms is on f. 1v. Before becoming part of the Martin Bodmer collection, the manuscript was owned by the Demidow family, Count Alexis Golowkin and Sir Thomas Philipps.
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- Bodmer, Martin (Former possessor) | Bourbon, Charles de (Patron) | Bourbon, Charles de (Former possessor) | Dassy, François (Translator) | Manfredi, Lelio (Translator) | Robinson, William H. Ltd. (London) (Seller) | San Pedro, Diego Fernández de (Author) | Thorpe, Thomas (Seller) Found in: Standard description