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As this is, probably, the first Catalogue of a copious and select Spanish Library ever published in England, it may be necessary to offer a few explanatory observations on the plan that has been pursued in its compilation.
Under the name of a Spanish Library the following classes of books are comprehended. 1. Works of writers born in any part of the Peninsula, Spain or Portugal, whether manuscript or printed ; in any language, original or translated, and of any edition whatever. 2. Any works published in Spanish, Portuguese, Li
, . mosin, and Biscayan, without regard to the country of the authors. 3. Any works published in Spain.Without, therefore, exceeding the proper limits of Spanish Bibliography, a place has been given in this Catalogue to various editions of the ancient writers whom Spain claims as her own: such as Quintilian, the two Senecas, Columella, Martial, Pomponius Mela, Lucan, Juvencus, Prudentius, Paulus Orosius, &c., as well as to the Spanish editions of Sallust, Cicero, and
many others, both ancient and modern. A Catalogue of this