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PRIMARY SOURCES

ON COPYRIGHT

(1450-1900)

Petition for licence and privilege by Cervantes, Madrid (1604)

Source: Archivo Histórico Nacional; AHN, Consejos, 44826-1

Citation:
Petition for licence and privilege by Cervantes, Madrid (1604), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Chapter 1 Page 1


      Miguel de Çervantes, digo que yo e
      conpuesto un libro in titulado el in
      genioso hidalgo de la mancha del qual
      hago presentaçión. A Vuestra Alteza pido
      y suplico sea servido de darme licencia
      y previlegio para imprimirle por vein-
      te años, atento al mucho estudio y tra-
      bajo que en componer el dicho libro e
      gastado y ser de letura apacible curiosa
      y de grande ingenio, quenello recebiré
      gran bien y merced.Y para ello, etc.
                  Miguel de Cervantes




Chapter 1 Page 2


      Por mandado de Vuestra Alteza he visto un libro llamado El
      ingenioso hidalgo de la Mancha compuesto por Miguel de
      Cervantes Saavedra y me parece, siendo dello Vuestra Alteza
      servido, que se le podrá dar licencia para imprimille, porque
      será de gusto y entretenimiento al pueblo, a lo cual en regla de
      buen gobierno se debe de tener atención, aliende de que
      no hallo en él cosa contra policía y buenas costumbres.
      Y lo firmé de mi nombre, en Valladolid, a XI de
      setiembre 1604.                        Antonio de Herrera





Transcription by: Consuelo Linares

    


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