José María Pérez Fernández (professor of English at the University of Granada, Spain) and Edward Wilson-Lee (fellow and lecturer in English at Sidney Sussex College at the University of Cambridge, England) collaborated on this thoroughly researched monograph of Hernando Colón’s sixteenth-century private library. Additionally, Wilson-Lee recently published a closely examined biography of Hernando Colón entitled The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Christopher Columbus, His Son, and the Quest to Build the World’s Greatest Library (Scribner, 2019). NOTE: This monograph was also published as The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Young Columbus and the Search for a Universal Library (William Collins, 2018).

Pérez Fernández and Wilson-Lee are in lockstep about the focus of Hernando Colón’s New World of Books: “In this volume we aim to provide for the first time a comprehensive account of Hernando’s many projects—in cosmography, cartography, lexicography, and bibliography, bringing together plants and prints, demographic records, and sailors’ reports...

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