First edition, of the greatest rarity, of this great classic of Spanish picaresque literature.
The work inspired Lesage in part for the writing of his Diable boiteux in 1707.
One sees "the devil, freed from a vial where a magician held him, lifting the roofs of houses to show the vices of all categories of society" (Marianne Closson, L'imaginaire démoniaque en France (1550-1650). Genèse de la littérature fantastique, Droz, 2000, p. 155).
A recent translation into French was published by Fayard in 1996.
A poet and playwright, Velez de Guevara (1579-1641) composed a large number of comedies, most of which have remained unpublished, and which made him very famous and popular in Spain.