Joseph de Pellicer de Salas: Lecciones solemnes de Gongora

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

'Segundas lecciones solemnes a la soledad primera de Don Luis de Gongora.' A note records that the text, which is different to that of the Lecciones solemnes printed in 1630, was copied from an original manuscript of Pellicer de Salas entitled Pellicer anales del mundo y otras obras.

Administrative / Biographical History

Joseph de Pellicer de Salas y Tovar (1602-1679) was a Spanish poet who was influenced by the writings of Gongora.

Luis de Gongora y Argote (1561-1627), poet, was born at Cordoba, Spain, on 11 July 1561. He was educated at the University of Salamanca, and was ordained priest, ultimately becoming chaplain to Philip III. The Baroque style of his works, which include Panegyrico al duque de Lerma and Las soledades, became known as Gongorism. He died at Cordoba in May 1627.

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. 102.

Custodial History

The volume was formerly MS 2420 in the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps, and was part of the sale of his library at Sotheby's on 26 June 1973.

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