Pseudo-Vera Tassis: Fake edition , Dublin (1691)

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Pseudo-Vera Tassis: Fake edition , Dublin (1691), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Fake edition of Vera Tassis' compilation of Calderón de la Barca's plays

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Edición pirata de la compilación que Vera Tassis hiciera de las obras de Calderón de la Barca

When the Spanish dramatist Calderón de la Barca (1600-1681) died, Vera Tassis undertook the task of publishing his plays. Vera also complained about the proliferation of defective and pirated editions and attempted to defeat them by publishing what he entitled as the “true” fifth volume [Verdadera Quinta Parte (1682)]. Unsurprisingly, Vera’s collection was also subjected to piracy. Photographs of one of the most famous "Pseudo" Vera Tassis have been provided by the courtesy of the Trustees of the Edward Worth Library, Dublin.

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  • Cruickshank, D. W. “Don Juan de Vera Tassis y Villarroel” in Kôrner, K-H. & Briesemeister, D. (eds) Aureum Saeculum Hispanum (Wiesbaden, F. Steiner 1980) pp. 43-57

  • Cruickshank, D. W. and Wilson, E. M. “A Calderón Collection in Dr. Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin” Long Room 9 (1974) 17-27

  • De Lara, G. A. Obelisco fúnebre, pirámide funesto a la inmortal memoria de D. Pedro Calderón de la Barca… (Madrid, Eugenio Rodríguez, 1684)

  • López, F. "Une édition fantôme de Calderón (Pour une histoire de la 'comedia suelta')" in Cerdan, F. (ed.), Hommage à Robert Jammes, vol. II (Toulouse, Presses Universitaires du Mirail, 1994) pp. 707-719

Related documents in this database:
1677: Pirated edition of Calderón de la Barca's comedias
1691: Pseudo-Vera Tassis: Fake edition II

Author: Calderón de la Barca

Publisher: Sanz, Francisco

Year: 1691

Location: Dublin

Language: Spanish

Source: Edward Worth Library- Courtesy of the Trustees of the Edward Worth Library Dublin’

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Calderón de la Barca
Vera Tassis y Villarroel , Juan

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