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Aureum opus regalium privilegiorum civitatis et regni Valentie

Valencia. Spain. Laws and Statutes

Illustrated by Unidentified artist, Spanish, 16th century, Editor Luis Alanya (Spanish, died in 1515), Printer Diego, de Gumiel (Spanish, active 1494–1517)

Place of Publication: Valencia, Spain

Catalogue Raisonné

Palau 19670; Lyell, pp. 28-29; A. Anninger, Spanish & Portuguese 16th Century Books in the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts [Harvard College Library] (Cambridge: 1985), Bibliography no. 41.


Overall: 33 x 24.7 x 6.5 cm (13 x 9 3/4 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with title woodcut, woodcut portrait, borders, and printer's marks

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Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Valencia: Diego, de Gumiel, 1515) Folio; 276 leaves; eighteenth century gilt-stamped Spanish tree calf binding, red leather label.

Large armorial woodcut on title page; portrait of James I (fol. +6v); decorative borders (A1r, a1r); printer’s marks (recto last leaf).

Valencia: Diego, de Gumiel, 1515


Early ownership inscription below portrait of James I; inscription on shield of border, fol. A1r; [possibly] Ellis, booksellers, London (cat. description with book); Philip Hofer, Cambridge. MA (1898-1984); Harvard College Library, from whom purchased by MFA, February 13, 1941.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund