Nebrija's Printing Privilege, Madrid (1506)

Source: Biblioteca Histórica de la Universidad Complutense; BH FLL Res.1223

Nebrija's Printing Privilege, Madrid (1506), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Full title:
Antonij nebrissensis gramatici iuris ciuilis lexicon

Full title original language:
Privilegio de impresión de las obras de Antonio de Nebrija

This specific privilege held an honoured place within the splendour of Spanish book production because of their outstanding rarity. The grammarian, orator and philologist Antonio de Nebrija, or Lebrija (1444-1522) was possibly the first “author” to obtain a book privilege in Spain.

1 Commentary:

  • De los Reyes Gómez, F. “Con Privilegio. La Exclusiva de Edición del Libro Antiguo Español” Revista General de Información y Documentación, 11, 2-2001, pp. 163-200

  • García Cuadrado, A. “Aproximación a los criterios legales en materia de imprenta durante la Edad Moderna en España” Revista General de Información y Documentación, vol. 6, n.2, 1996, pp. 125-190

  • Haebler, K. The Early Printers of Spain and Portugal (London, Chiswick Press, 1896)

  • Cátedra, P. M. “Arnao Guillén de Brocar, impresor de las obras de Nebrija” in López-Vidriero, M. L. & Cátedra, P. M. El libro antiguo español III. El libro en Palacio y otros estudios bibliográficos (Salamanca: Universidad de Salamanca, 1996) pp. 43-80.

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1604: Petition for licence and privilege by Cervantes
1752: Privilege Tranfers: Contract between Antonio Sanz and his bookseller
1762: Free Trade Regulations
1792: Barcelona Newspaper' Printing Privilege
1834: Privilege to the Royal Lithographic Establishment

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Publisher: Joannes de Porras

Year: 1506

Location: Madrid

Language: Spanish

Source: Biblioteca Histórica de la Universidad Complutense; BH FLL Res.1223

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