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LOPE DE VEGA CARPIO
BASED UPON THE CATALOGUE oF JOHN RUTTER CHORLEY
The basis of the present bibliography is an interleaved copy of John Rutter Chorley's Catálogo de Comedias y Autos de Frey Lope Felix de Vega Carpio which in its original form was printed at the end of the fifty-second volume of the Biblioteca de Autores Españoles (pp. 535-558). This interleaved copy was bequeathed by Chorley to the British Museum, and was received by the Museum officials on November 9, 1867. There it appears to have remained unnoticed by all students of Spanish, with the exception of Mr. James Fitzmaurice-Kelly who informed me ofits existence, and supplied me with a copy of it. The title of the revised version reads : — Catálogo de Comedias y Autos de Lope de Vega. Por J. R. C. Impreso en Madrid : — con adiciones y notas de Barrera. Año de 1861. Adicionado y corregido en Ms. por su redactor original. Año de 1864. The pressmark is II725 h. The original is wholly in Spanish.
In his preliminary Advertencia Chorley states that the first draft was finished in October 1857, and duly forwarded to Hartzenbusch, who communicated it to La Barrera (186o). It
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was published in 1861 with La Barrera's adiciones y correcciones, and with a few notes by Hartzenbusch. Chorley observes that, with the exception of the list in the 1618 edition of the Peregrino en su Patria, which had been overlooked or forgotten for more than a century, La Barrera's additions are of no greativalue; that La Barrera's « corrections » do not always deserve the name, and that La Barrera occasionally represents himself as being the author of notes which, as a matter offact, figured in Chorley's manuscript. In the refonte Chorley restores his Catálogo to its primitive form which Hartzenbusch and La Barrera had altered. This unauthorized rearrangement of the materials was not, in the English bibliographer's opinion, a change for the better. Though it dates back to 1864, Chorley's revision of his work is so characteristically thorough that it leaves comparatively little to be gleaned by his successors. Still, I have spared no pains to attain additional accuracy in the minutiae, and I have embodied the additional material which Chorley would certainly have included had it been available in his time. In so extensive a series of elaborate tables, abounding at every page in complex details, the possibilities oferror are almost illimitable, and experts will no doubt detect in the subjoined lists a certain number of mistakes, omissions, superfluities and contradictions. But I trust that the proportion of such defects may not be excessive, and, in any case, I can sincerely say that all corrections of my shortcomings will be received with gratitude.
NOTE TO THE SECOND EDITION
The above “ Preliminary Note ” was prefixed to the Bibliography of Lope de Vega’s Comedias and Autos which appeared in my Life of Lope de Vega, Glasgow, Gowans & Gray, I9O4. It is hoped that in this second edition the Bibliography will be found much improved. Many additions have been made ; especially