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Some Account Of The Lives And Writings Of Lope Felix De Vega Carpio And Guillen De Castro By Henry Richard Lord Holland Vol I (II)

Henry Richard Fox, 3rd baron Holland of Holland

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London:: Printed by Thomas Davison, Whitefriars, For Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, And Brown, Paternoster-Row; B. Jeffery, Pall-Mall; And J. Ridgway, Piccadilly. -, 1817.

Physical Description

2 vols.; 185 mm. (Octavo.)

General Note

Vol. I: xv, [1], 261, [1] p., frontis. (port.), [3] pl. - Vol. II: vii, [1], 232 p., frontis. (port.).


Vol. I: [Half-t., frontis., t.p., dedic.] - Contents - [Plates] - [Text] - [Colophon]. - Vol. II: [Half-t., frontis., t.p.] - Contents - [Text] - [Divisional t.p., 'Appendix'] - [Text]; [colophon].

Responsibility Note

Both frontispiece portraits are signed as engraved by Scriven; the source-artists are not named. Both carry the publishers' imprint of Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown and the dates (April 1816, and Nov. 28, 1816). The engraver of the three facsimiles is not named.

The printer's name is repeated in the colophons: 'T. Davison, Lombard-street, Whitefriars, London.'

The work is dedicated by Vassall Holland to Don Manuel Joseph Quintana.

Summary Note

The biographies include extracts and translations from the writers.

The frontispieces show portraits of Lope de Vega (vol. I) and Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos (vol. II). The three plates of Volume I show facsimiles of the signature of Lope de Vega, of a passage in 'El Marques de las Navas', and of a letter from Don Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos.

Binding Note

19th-century half red morocco, brown cloth-covered boards; gilt-decorated spines, black morocco spine-labels lettered 'Lord Holland De Vega & De Castro Vol. I. (II.), spines lettered 'R.A.' and '1817'.

Name as Subject


Dramatists - Spain - History - 16th century - 17th century
Biography - Criticism - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century