Libro de los dichos y hechos del Rey Don Alonso.
Libro de los dichos y hechos del Rey Don Alonso. Printer: Juan Jofré. Valencia, 1527. Size: 15.5 x 22.7 cm. 70 leaves (140 pages). Very rare post-incunabulum. Red and black inks. ISBN: 84-87988-II-3
First chronicle of the adventures of the Magnanimous King Alphonse V, perhaps the only copy in Valencia, since it does not appear in the General University Library, nor in that of Serrano Morales, the most comprehensive in this subject.
The front cover is illustrated with a renaissance drawing in two colours, with the novelty of including the printers coat of arms, a mermaid with two tails.
Salvá qualifies this 1527 version as very rare since Nicolás Antonio only quotes the 1530 edition, and the Valencian author of the Viaje literario, Villanueva, also is unaware of this edition, since he only mentions the Zaragoza edition of 1552.
Written by Antonio Panormitano, Sicilian Dominican, teacher of theology in the convent of his own order in Naples, in whose court Alphonse the Magnanimous spent the greatest part of his life.
The Spanish writer Juan de Molina translated it into Spanish, also author of the Crónica de los Reyes Católicos.
-Our edition: Valencia, 1992. From the copy kept in the Biblioteca de Manuel Bas Carbonell.
-Edition of 3.000 copies, numbered and signed by notary and with the signature of the printer-publisher.
-Binding: Parchment on wooden board.
-Presentation case cloth lined with gold engraved leather spine containing facsimile.
-Specially made laid paper.
-Optional: Study in Spanish conducted by María Cruz Cabeza Sánchez-Albornoz (Director of the Biblioteca General e Histórica de la Universidad de Valencia). Included in Bibliofilia Antigua I.