Catalogue entries of copies of Celestina not in Philobiblon and/or COMEDIC (until 1600)

In order to optimise time and money, I decided to make a list of all the known copies of Celestina kept at public libraries in Europa and America, so that I can check the biggest amount of editions with the smallest number of trips. As a result, I have found some copies of Celestina that are neither included in Philobiblon, nor in COMEDIC, or, at least, the on-line catalogue entries for them. In case you should be planning a trip to check Celestina editions as well, I am sharing this information with you.

  • Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea, Antwerp, Guillaume Montano, 1539: 1 “new” copy

    1. Cambridge (UK), University of Cambridge (Queen’s College Old Library), E.16.2: I am not really sure if this copy exists or not, as the catalogue entry states that there are no available copies. In any case, it seems very likely to me that this means just missing information on the digital catalogue, not that it does not exist or is lost.
  • Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea, Venice, Gabriel Giolito de Ferrariis and his brothers, 1553: 3 “new” copies
    1. Burnaby, Simon Fraser University, PQ 6427.5 C35
    2. Cuenca, Seminario Mayor o Conciliar de San Julián, CU-BSC, 209-D-04: It is catalogued as Introductione del signor Alphonso di Uglioa, but it is very unlikely that it is limited to that piece, as the description implies a copy of 160 leaves (the  IntroductioneEspositione in lingua thoscana is but 24 leaves long –last blank–, that is, signatures *, **, ***). This is but an incomplete copy: signatures **, *** and A seem to be wanting, and the Introductione seems to have been at the beginning and not at the end.
    3. Los Angeles, University of California Los Angeles, Z233.G4 R64ce 1553
  • Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea, Venice, Gabriel Giolito de Ferrariis and his brothers, 1556: 1 “new” copy
    1. Schwäbisch Hall, Ratsbibliothek beim Stadtarchiv Schwäbisch Hall, Oct.294
  • Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea, Antwerp, widow of Martín Nucio, 1558: 1 “new” copy

    1. Hannover, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Bibliothek, Lr 4591: more interesting than this new copy is the fact that Philobiblon does not include this edition in its database, despite there being several surviving copies and it appearing in the USTC
  • Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea, Amberes, Philippo Nucio, 1568: 5 “new” copies

    1. Hannover, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Bibliothek, Lr 4592
    2. Mannheim, Universität Mannheim, Mf s 052
    3. Milan, Biblioteca Sormani, VET.C VET.58
    4. Munich, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, 0001/8 P.hisp. 55: the curious bit about this is, again, that this edition is not included in Philobiblon, despite a lot of copies and surviving and this one being digitised in BSB
    5. Solothurn, Solothurn Zentralbibliothek, ZBS QC 184
  • Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea, [Leiden], Oficina Plantiniana, 1595: 1 “new” copy

    1. Göttingen, Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek, 8 FAB II, 270 RARA
  • Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea, [Leiden], Oficina Plantiniana, 1599: 11 “new” copies

    1. Erfurt, Universitätsbibliothek Erfurt, 03 – Lp. 8° 00551
    2. Göttingen, Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek, 8 FAB II, 272 RARA
    3. Halle, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt, Dk 1224 y an Dl 2593 (3) (1): I am not quite sure about the second copy, as it is photocopiable and might be a moder reproduction or facsimile. However, until I confirm or refute this, it counts.
    4. Moscow, Российская государственная библиотека (Russian State Library), 50-6459047: I could not find a permalink to this record, but it is easy to find in the on-line catalogue
    5. Oldenburg, Landesbibliothek, SPR XVII A 57,1
    6. Salzburg, Universität Salzburg, I 73403
    7. Schwerin, Landesbibliothek Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Ol V 890
    8. Stuttgart, Württembergische Landesbibliothek, HB 420
    9. Trent, Biblioteca Diocesana Vigilianum, dvd-S.M.C. 89
    10. Winchester, Winchester College, M12 Bk1936: No permalink for this one, as well, but it is in COPAC
    11. Wroclaw, Biblioteka Uniwersytecka, 451607 y 451608

Having a look at the list, I would not be surprised if we keep finding new copies at German libraries, as they seem not to have been researched in depth until now. Not for nothing, a totally unknown edition of Celestina (Seville, [Jacobo Cromberger], 1502 [but 1516, before April]) was recently found at Gotha, Universitäts- und Forschungsbibliothek Erfurt/Gotha (signature 03 – Lp. 8° 00550). Moreover, I think I might have located a further edition neither present in Philobiblon nor in COMEDIC at an Italian library, but I have still not been able to confirm this.

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CFP: I International Congress of the CELPYC (3rd-5th of June 2020, The City College University of New York)

In March 2019 I announced the establishment of a new professional association of celestinesque interest, the Círculo de Estudios de la Literatura Picaresca y Celestinesca (CELPYC).

Now it is organising its first international congress for June 2020, at the City College University of New York, and has published a call for papers open to everyone interested in Celestina and the picaresque. Proposals for individual papers, panels and roundtables can be sent via the on-line form until the 1st of March 2020.

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Recording: Conference held at the XXI Festival Celestina (23/08/2019)

The conference held at this year’s XXI Festival Celestina was streamed live and can be watched in Facebook.

As usual, it is also available as podcast at the Ivoox profile of Radio Puebla:

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Celestinesque session at the XVIII International Congress of the AHLM

CARTELL_definititiu_AHLM_2019-ba[1]Lately, it has almost become customary to start September with a conference on Hispanic medieval literature, be it the international congress of the SEMYR (even years) or the congress of the AHLM (uneven years). As a result, it has also become quite usual to start september with at least one paper on Celestina.

This time there is a full session devoted to Celestina at the XVIII International Congress of the AHLM (2-6 of September 2019, Universitat de Barcelona), planned for Wednesday, 4th of September, at 11:30, room 308 of the Facultat e Geografia i Història:

UPDATE: I forgot to include a paper by Ana Milagros Jiménez Ruiz (Universidad de Zaragoza), “La Celestina en Barcelona (1525-1585)”, which took place at the 09:00 session and was very interesting.

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Official Programme: XXI Festival Celestina (17th-25th August 2019, La Puebla de Montalbán)

Screenshot_2019-08-16 celestina2019 pdfThe official programme of the XXI Festival Celestina, to take place in La Puebla de Montalbán from the 17th to the 25th of August of 2019, is out. It can be consulted at the festival’s brand new official website, in which tickets can also be bought in advance.

Besides the usual activities (concerts, theatre, performances…), the event of greatest celestinesque interest is the lecture Joseph T. Snow will be giving on Friday the 23rd of August, at 20:30 at the Public Library of La Puebla de Montalbán. There are no details on what he will be talking about, but for sure it will be interesting.

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Official poster: XXI Festival La Celestina (17th-25th August 2019, La Puebla de Montalbán)

celestina-1The dates for the XXI Festival La Celestina are confirmed: from the 17th to the 25th of August. There is still no programme but I thought this might be of your interest.

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Two new recordings: Celestina at the Fundación Juan March and the radio show A les portes de Troia

In a past post, I regretted not being able to attend the talk by Emilio de Miguel Martínez and Julia Gutiérrez Caba that took place the last 7th of May at the Fundación Juan March. I was told it would be recorded and uploaded to the Canal March as soon as possible, but I did not expect that it would be as soon as in just four weeks! The video is accessible in Youtube as well.

Unexpectedly, I found a further recording of celestinesque interest. The radio show A les portes de Troia devoted the programme of the 19th of May to Celestina and its historical context (La Celestina i el seu món). I have not been able to listen to it yet, so that I cannot say anything on its content, but I leave here the recording for you to enjoy it.

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