How to Search

If no filters are used, it will simply display all 1050 items. You may click on the blue "1684 Inven. Transcrip.", "Title", or the blue "Author" to sort those categories alphabetically (ascending or descending). If your selection produces more than 10 results, use the arrows on the right hand side to scroll through the results.

Multiple filters may be used at once. For example, you could select all the religion books in quarto printed in Spain by using the Genre, Format, and Country filters at once.

White boxes may be used like normal search bars. Simply type in the information you want to search for.

Boxes with plus signs and arrows are drop-down menus of categories that you may select from.

Some fields have number sliders where you can bound the values.

"General Search" and "General Search 2" will do a string search on "Title", "Author", "Secondary Author", the original inventory (1684 Inven. Transcrip.), and all of the sale records and executors' accounts (Pedro de Inurre, 2nd almoneda, Fermin de Amezqueta, both Fernando de Santiago Riva, and Pedro de Peralta). If you wish to perform an AND search, put your first string in "General Search" and your second string in "General Search 2". There is unfortunately no capability for OR searches.

String searches are not case sensitive, but they are sensitive to accents and ñ. No author names have accents as a result, but ñ is present in names and titles that require it.

A key to the filters is below the inventory section.

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Key to Filters

  • Order: The sequential order of the entry in the original 1684 inventory
  • Absolute number of volumes: The number of volumes for that particular entry
  • 1684 Inven. Transcrip.: Transcription of the original inventory made in 1684 by Coroneu's executors, a scribe, and the bookseller Juan Micon
  • Tasacion total (reales): The value (tasación) assigned in Navarrese reales to all of the books in the entry.
  • Tasacion individual (reales): The tasación total divided by the absolute number of volumes to get the price or value per volume.
  • Pedro de Inurre Cargo: Transcription of the account presented by one of the first executors, Pedro de Inurre
  • 2nd almoneda/auction: The sale records from first auction of Coroneu's books (second auction of his goods overall). This information is repeated in Pedro de Inurre's accounts. In the grey card that displays more information about a work, information before the / for this item is from the original sale records and information after the / is from Pedro de Inurre.
  • Fermin de Amezqueta Cargo: Transcription of the account presented by Fermin de Amezqueta, relative of Dionisio de Amezqueta who was the 'depositario de bienes' for Coroneu's goods for a period.
  • Fernando de Santiago Riva Cargo: Transcription of an account presented by Fernando de Santiago Riva, a later executor of the goods, of some sales.
  • Fernando de Santiago Riva (remain): Transcription of the inventory of books left unsold at the end of Santiago Riva's time as executor which were transferred to the final executor, Pedro de Peralta
  • Pedro de Peralta Cargo: Transcription of accounts submitted by Pedro de Peralta, the last executor of Coroneu's goods.
  • Buyer: Lists the person who received these books after Coroneu's death. Generally they bought the books at auction, but they sometimes received them as payment for a debt Coroneu had to them or payment for services in the case of certain court officials involved in the case (notably Secretario Echaleçu)
  • Selling price (reales): The exchanged value for the books, either how much was paid at auction or how much it was valued at in the case of payment of debts or services.
  • Title: The identified published title of that work, specific to edition where possible
  • Banned: Whether it was banned or expurgated by the Spanish Inquisition. No = not banned or expurgated; yes = banned; expurgated = work would have required expurgation by proper authority; maybe banned/expurgated = depending on the edition, this work might have required banning or expurgating.
  • Author: Identified author. Note that sometimes an author can be identified without a title.
  • Author Nationality: Author's country of birth/nationality
  • Author Era: Centuries of main existence.
  • Author Religious Affiliation: Religious orders, non-Catholic denominations
  • Author Movement: Intellectual movements author was associated with
  • Secondary Author: Editors, compilers, translators, etc.
  • Secondary Author Affiliations: Nationality, era, religious affiliation, movement
  • Format: Folio, quarto, octavo, etc. The size of the book. This information comes directly from the 1684 inventory
  • Printer, Country, City, Publication Year: Publication information for the entry. Note that sometimes certain publication information can be identified without having a full identification of the imprint (especially for country).
  • Language: The language of the text. Languages with ? indicate a likely identification of language, but that it is not certain.
  • Language Guess: All entries where the language has a ? are converted to certain. For statistical purposes mainly.
  • Genre: The selected genre of the item. The researcher has tried their best to be as contemporary in their genre selections as possible.
  • Classical?: Whether a work is by a classical author (pre-medieval)
  • Tags: Additional descriptors not constrained by early modern standards.
  • Notes: String search of the researcher's notes on the item if any.