Scarce English-language translation—the first since 1832, per rear jacket flap—of the 1627 masterwork by Spanish politician and writer Francisco de Quevedo (1580-1645). Translated with introduction by Wallace Woolsey. Woodbury, NY: Barron's Educational Series, 1976. First edition thus. xxiv, 181pp. With several halftone reproductions of etchings by Francisco de Goya. 8vo. Purple cloth; gilt spine titles; dust jacket. Faint water-spotting to textblock top; one small spot of offsetting to ffep. Else fine in a very good jacket, moderately toned and soiled, with repricing stickers to front flap.