Vanessa Pintado discusses Celestina at the Tertulias de Arte Hispano of the Hispanic Society of America

If you are subscribed to the Celestina mailing list, you are already familiar with this recording of the paper Vanessa Pintado (Hispanic Society Museum & Library Assistant Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books) read at the Tertulias de Arte Hispano of the Hispanic Society of America. I have to thank Enrique Fernández (once more!) for this information.

Last 1st of September, Vanessa Pintado made this general overview of her work on Celestina and, more precisely, on the unique copy of the Burgos Comedia (in English). There are interesting details on the history of this very rare copy and the problematic status of its last page, with the printer’s device, which ellaborate on previous work by John O’Neill (Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books at the Hispanic Society of America) and the research of expert book historians.

A preliminary approach to some of the issues highlighted in the presentation can be found in the speaker’s contribution to the edited volume De la piedra al pixel : reflexiones en torno a las edades del libro (México: UNAM, 2016), with the title “El impresor Fadrique de Basilea y los grabados de La Celestina de Burgos de 1499″.

For O’Neill’s work on the history of the Burgos Comedia, please see his “Of Forgeries and French Bibliophiles: A Re-examination of the Printer’s Device Found in the Burgos Edition of Celestina” in Two Spanish Masterpieces. A Celebration of the Life and Work of María Rosa Lida de Malkiel (New York: HSMS, 2013).

My resources collection: Title pages of Comedia de Calisto y Melibea.

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