Simon Goode

Book arts, artists' books and bookbinding

For more info see London Centre for Book Arts

25th July 12


Erasmus in sheets.

Erasmus, Enquiridio manual del Cavallero Cristiano. Toledo, en casa de Jua Ferrer, 2 December 1556.

“The Spanish translation of the Enchiridion that issued from the press of Miguel de Eguia, printer in Alcala, had a popular success without precedent in the history of Spanish printing up to that time. The translator was a famous preacher, Alonso Fernadez de Madrid, canon of the Cathedral of Palencia and archdeacon of Alcor. It first appeared in the spring of 1525 with a dedication to the Archbishop of Seville, Don Alonso Manrique, inquisitorgeneral. With such a translator and such a patron the book had a most auspicious beginning” Charles Fantazzi.