Pirated edition of Calderón de la Barca's comedias, Oxford (1677)

Source: Wadham College, Oxford, signature G 23.1.

Pirated edition of Calderón de la Barca's comedias, Oxford (1677), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
Pirated edition of Quinta parte de las comedias de Calderón de la Barca

Full title original language:
Edición pirata de la Quinta parte de las comedias de Calderón de la Barca

The spectrum of fake, pirated and forged editions of Calderón de la Barca's works has constituted an enormous bibliographical puzzle for literary scholars and textual critics. In order to comment on what could be considered privilege violations, pirated or fraudulent editions and different forms of appropriations in the prehistory of Spanish copyright law, we have included images of controversial editions held in different libraries. Among the various acts of piracy, the most famous one is the first item attached here: Quinta parte de las comedias de Calderón (Barcelona, Antonio La Cavalleria, 1677)

1 Commentary:

  • Cruickshank, D. W. Don Pedro Calderón (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2009)

  • Cruickshank, D. W. (ed) Pedro Calderón de la Barca. Comedias. A facsimile edition prepared by D. W. Cruickshank and J. E Varey with textual and critical studies. vol. I (London, Gregg International Publishers Limited and Tamesis Books, 1973)

  • Cruickshank, D. W. “Some Notes on the Printing of Plays in Seventeenth-Century Seville” The Library, vol. 11, n. 3, 1989, pp. 231–252

  • Moll, J. “Diez años sin licencias para imprimir comedias y novelas en los reinos de Castilla: 1625-1634” Boletín de la Real Academia Española, 54, 1974, pp. 97-103

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Calderón de la Barca, Pedro

Publisher: Antonio La Cavalleria

Year: 1677

Location: Oxford

Language: Spanish

Source: Wadham College, Oxford, signature G 23.1.

Persons referred to:
Calderón de la Barca, Pedro

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Institutions referred to:
Archbishop of Toledo
Royal Council
University of Salamanca


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