Luis Vlez de Guevara: El cerco de Peon

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

A 'comedia famosa', 52 pages.

Administrative / Biographical History

Luis Vlez de Guevara (1579-1644), playwright and novelist, was born at Ecija, Spain, in July 1579. After attending the University of Osuna, he joinedthe household of Cardinal Rodrigo de Castro, Archbishop of Seville. He saw military service in Italy before serving successively the Counts of Saldana and of Penafiel. De Guevera was a follower of Lope de Vega. He wrote over four hundred plays, including La luna de la sierra and Reinar despus de morir, and the satirical novel El diablo cojuelo. He died at Madrid on 10 November 1644.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased at Sotheby's, 1973.

Other Finding Aids

None.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, with reference to the entry on the collection in Bibliotheca Phillippica (London, Sotheby & Co., 1973), p. 168

Custodial History

The volume was purchased from the bookseller Thomas Thorpe by Sir Thomas Phillipps, and became MS 2484 in his library. It was part of the sale of his collection at Sotheby's on 26 June 1973.

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