News & Updates
Boston AthenaeumDateOctober 10, 2020CategoryCollection update
Discovering that the Boston Athenaeum library has a collection, among which is a factitious Moreto volume of previously uncatalogued sueltas, was a pleasant surprise. Special Collections head John Buchtel asked Will Evans, Chief Technical Services Librarian, to lead us on this project. Under COVID conditions, Will has made several trips to the library to photograph sueltas for our database. This is another case where we can be sure that the record accurately describes the object and there can be no confusing different editions.
One suelta in particular grabbed our attention: Primero es la honra by Agustín Moreto; although several editions of this play exists, this is the only example of a Francisco Diego de Torres imprint we have seen.