By Thomas Case
A woodcut of San Diego illustrated Melchor de Cetina’s Discursos sobre la vida y milagros del glorioso padre San Diego, published in 1609.
The first page of Pietro Galesino’s Life of San Diego. The work was published in three parts by the Vatican Press in 1588.
The title page to Galesino’s Life of San Diego. Following Diego’s canonization it is not clear which book on his life came out first.
Lope de Vega’s play on San Diego’s life was written to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of his canonization in 1613.
The title page of Gabriel de Mata’s epic poem on the life of San Diego was published in Alcalá de Henares in 1589.
When Antonio Rojo’s Historia de San Diego de Alcalá was published in 1663 it was the first new work on Diego to appear since Cetina’s Discursos in 1909.
THE PHOTOGRAPHS have been supplied through the courtesy of the author.