Title Discursos Serio-Iocosos sobre el Agua de la Vida (1682) - La Sociedad de Bibliófilos Españoles
Book Condition Very Good +
Publisher Madrid La Sociedad de Bibliófilos Españoles 1959
Seller ID 482
Madrid: La Sociedad de Bibliófilos Españoles, 1959. Very Good +. Madrid: La Sociedad de Bibliófilos Españoles, 1959. Very Good +. Don Pedro Gonzalez de Godoy. Discursos Serio-Iocosos sobre el Agua de la Vida (1682). Madrid: La Sociedad de Bibliófilos Españoles, Tercera Época Vol. II, 1959, number 293 of an unstated edition with Dr. Glaser’s name printed on the verso of the title page. Full speckled sheep with five raised spine bands, two leather spine labels in red and lavender with gilt titles, 7 by 9 5/8-inches, red top-stain, printed endpapers, watermarked laid paper, 189 pp. plus colophon. This copy has the spine panel from the original wraps bound in at the rear. Faint rubbing to the corners and a one-inch square of masking tape with a number in marker on the upper left corner of the front pastedown. The upper board has several light scratches that look, honestly, like a cat skidded across the cover, claws in full bloom. However, the marks are light and look like the damage was done before the leather was dyed and the book was bound. From the collection of Dr. Edward Glaser, a native of Austria, who studied at the University of Vienna and—after emigrating to the United States and spending two years in the U.S. Army during World War II—Wayne University. He earned his doctorate at Harvard and remained there to teach until moving to the University of Michigan in 1959. Prof. Glaser, an enthusiastic scholar of Spanish and Portuguese literature, quickly became an integral part of Michigan’s Romantic Languages department. He received a Guggenheim fellowship and was appointed to the advisory board of the Hispanic Review and editorial boards of several scholarly journals, all while keenly interested in both field research and his students, to whom he was deeply committed. Prof. Glaser was an internationally recognized authority in his field, especially in the Spanish Golden Age, the Biblical drama, and the literary relations between Spain and Portugal, and published several articles and books on these subjects.