Early works to 1800
Pedro Fernández Boán; Juan Fernández Boán; Servando, Bishop of Orense.; Pedro Seguín; Joseph Pellicer de Touar; Libreria Passim,; Pre-1650 Manuscript Collection (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library); University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
Layout: Written in 22 long lines; frame-ruled in double lines; intermittent marginal glosses in same hand as main text.
Script: Written in a cursive hand.
Decoration: 1. First leaf bears a coat of arms, drawn in ink, with the following dedication: "Illustri domino don Ioanni ab Hispania, equiti Sancti Iacobi, S.R.M. consiliario, seren[issi]mi domini don Ioannis ab Austria thesaurario, et c. ac domino meo V.I.D. don Cesar Caruso D.D." -- 2. Title page has a decorated border and representations of wheat and a bunch of grapes, all drawn in ink -- 3. Numerous representations of hereditary coats of arms, all drawn in ink, starting at p. 18 and increasing in frequency from p. 56 onward.
Binding: Bound in calf, 19th-century; spine gilt.
Index on last two pages.
Origin: Presumably copied in Spain; title page bears date: "Año de 1648."
Provenance: 1. Printed coat of arms on fourth fly-leaf recto indicates possession of the Marques of Coquilla -- 2. Purchased from Libreria Passim of Barcelona, 14 June 1965.
Shelf-mark: Urbana, IL, University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Pre-1650 MS 0213.
Former shelf-mark: MS 929.76 F36h (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library)
|描述：||, 156,  p. : paper, ill. ; 233 x 167 (199 x 131) mm. bound to 239 x 180 mm.|
|其他题名：||Historia de don Seruando, obispo de Orense|
|责任：||trasladada de su original en letra gotica por don Ioseph Pellicer de Tovar, coronista de su Magestad.|
After a summary history from the creation to the 8th century (p. 1-52) the works consists chiefly of accounts of well-known Spanish families, with fine drawings of the coat of arms of each one. Long accepted as an authentic work of a Bishop Servando and Pedro Seguín (cf. N. Antonio, Bibliotheca hispana vetus, v. 1 (1788) p. 438) this work has now been shown to have been the invention of Pedro and Juan Fernández Boán, with revisions and interpolations by Pellicer de Ossau y Tovar. Cf. A. Couceiro Freijomil, Diccionario bio-bibliográfico de escritores (1951-53) v. 2, p. 39-40; v. 3, p. 356.