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Letter #5755

Alfonso de VALDÉS to Ioannes DANTISCUS
s.l., [1528-09 – 1528-12-17?]

English register:

Valdés praises the epigram Dantiscus sent him as a royal gift, more precious than anything else. He regrets that the old man’s [Mercurino Gattinara’s] “importunate importunity” (importuna importunitas) prevents him from visiting his friend. He asks to be informed about what Cato Pratensis [Lodewijk van Praet] thinks of the epigram.




Manuscript sources:
1copy in Latin, 18th-century, BK, 222, No. 47, p. 185 (c.p. 1)
2copy in Latin, 19th-century, BK, 222, not numbered, f. [1r (t.p.) after p. 185]
3copy in Latin, 18th-century, BCz, 40 (TN), No. 254, p. 976
4lost fair copy in Latin, AAWO, AB, D.130, No. 3

Auxiliary sources:
1register in Polish, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8246 (TK 8), f. 37r (t.p.)
2register in English, 20th-century, CBKUL, R.III, 31, No. 302.3

Prints:
1BOEHMER 1899 p. 397-398 (in extenso)
2DE VOCHT 1961 No. DE, 58, p. 37, 38 (excerpt; English register)
3VALDÉS 1996 Cartas y documentos, No. 49, p. 124 (in extenso)
4CEID 2/3 (Letter No. 25) p. 185-186 (in extenso; English register; Polish register)
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