Modern covers


Modern covers


Illustrated covers of La Celestina editions from centuries 19, 20 and 21

Cover of the Nueva de S. Francisco edition: Barcelona, 1883
A multi-colored print from the cover of the old Toledo edition of 1538. It depicts Celestina selling thread. On the back, there is a facsimile print of the only print from the Juan de Navarra, Valencia 1575,edition,which depicts Melibea's suicide.…

Cover of the La Nouvelle Revue Française edition: Paris, 1922<br />
French translation.

Two interior covers, shown here.

Cover of the Ramón Sopena edition: Barcelona, 1920, c.
A coloured drawing of Celestina in the foreground, with Calisto and Melibea in the garden in the background. Note the influence of Don Juan Tenorio by Zorilla. Another edition with this cover was printed in 1934.

Cover of the Molino edition: Barcelona, 1942
A representation of Celestina. Seated against a stone wall and looking to her right, with her open hand resting on one knee, she gives the impression that she is begging for alms in the street. The white veil and dark clothing recalls her tendency to…

Cover of the Bompiani edition: Milan, 1943
Italian translation.

An unusual cover that depicts Celestina. Drawn in grey-scale, her calculating expression shows her unsavory intentions. Interestingly, in place of a veil imitating a nun's habit, she wears a head covering that could be…

Cover of the Bompiani edition: Milan, 1943
Italian translation.

A grey-scale illustration of a young man and woman, both young and lavishly dressed, with their heads inclined towards each other in conversation. It is a depiction of Calisto and Melibea.

Cover of the Éditions de la Nouvelle France edition: Paris, 1943
French translation.

A black-and-white cover with a design suggestive of a theater program. It depicts a nude female figure and a demon with a pitchfork flanking the title, while, above them, a pair of gargoyles look down on these two figures.…

Illustration from the Mediterráneo edition, 1944 (c.)
This is an interior cover illustration depicting Calisto holding a lute, a castle in the background, and Celestina.

Cover of the Editorial Castalia edition: Valencia del Cid, 1946
A black background with a colourful and semi-abstract representation of Celestina. A line, representing the thread she sells, forms loops and knots, referencing the way she ties her victims up into her schemes. She clutches the money bag in her right…

Cover of the Editorial Leyenda edition: Mexico, 1947
A drawing suggestive of the kidnapping of Europe but with two characters and a Goya-style goat. There is a certain Picasso-like influence.

Cover of the Angel Estrada edition: Buenos Aires, 1949
The cover features a modern black and red print that depicts the nocturnal scene, with Celestina in the street, Calisto jumping over the wall of the garden and Melibea welcoming him.

Cover of the Bibliophiles de France edition: Paris, 1949
French translation.

The cover of the first volume of a French edition.

The cover features a vignette, reminiscent of a theater scene, that depicts a black-robed Celestina looming menacingly over the forms of two nude young women, most likely…

Frontispiece of the Les Compagnons du Livre edition: Paris, by Mohler, 1949
Engraving by Jean Mohler that accompanies the title page and acts as a frontispieceof the book La Célestine, Tragi-Comédie de Calixte et Mélibéeby Fernando De Rojas, translated into French by A. Germond de Lavigne, published by Les Compagnons du…

Cover of the Huemul edition: Buenos Aires, 1952
A composition of a two-tone photo of an old woman and, at the bottom of the image, an illustration of two red hearts.

Cover of the Le Club Français du Livre edition: Paris, 1952
French translation. A black figure (Celestina) on a red binding. The figure is a stock character or stamp of an old woman, used to represent Celestina in the Seville edition (1523), that appears in the first act of the work.

Cover of Montaner y Simón edition: Barcelona, 1952
An image of two cherubs or cupids.

Cover of the Editorial Fama edition: Barcelona, 1955
A depiction of Calisto and Melibea sharing an embrace in the garden. In the foreground, Celestina rubs her hands, satisfied.

Cover of the Tor edition: Buenos Aires, 1957
A black and red image of Celestina with her head uncovered despite her typical depiction in religious garb. Alternatively, it is possible that this is a depiction of the author, Fernando de Rojas.

Cover of the Editorial Universitaria edition: Santiago de Chile, 1958
A cover in black, white, and purple tones that depicts a male figure with his arms outstretched, moving towards what appear to be two figures, grasping a letter in his right hand.

Cover of the Iberia edition: Barcelona, 1958
A coloured reproduction of the cover of the Seville edition of 1523 by Juan Bautista Pedrezano, which depicts Calisto, Melibea, Lucrecia, Sempronio, and Celestina. Curiously, this edition shows Calisto's falcon as well as a hound and horse,…

Cover of the Arges edition: Madrid, 1959
A drawing of a single figure wearing a hat over what appears to be a veil, in what is most likely a depiction of Celestina.

Cover of a Russian edition, 1959
Russian translation.

The image of the characters is outlined in red and depicts, in the foreground, Calisto and Melibea in conversation and, in the background, Celestina observing them.

Cover of the Vergara edition: Barcelona, 1959
The image that is featured on this cover is a reproduction of the old cover of Toledo edition from 1526. This fragment includes Celestina knocking on the door of Melibea's house while Lucrecia looks at her from the window. The title is in red…

Cover of the Maucci edition: Barcelona, 1961
The cover art depicts a young couple, clearly meant to be Calisto and Melibea, embracing. In the background, Celestina watches them with a mischievous smile.

Cover of the Ediciones Zeus edition: Barcelona, 1962
In the foreground, a multi-coloured depiction of Celestina with her hands clasped. In the background, a full moon hangs over a grove of trees where a young couple (Calisto and Melibea) are meeting. The design consists of circular and oval shapes,…

Cover of the Editora Nacional edition: Mexico City, 1962
A modern drawing of a matchmaker and, behind a folding screen or divider, the silhouette of a woman undressing.

Cover of the Vergara edition: Barcelona, 1962
A depiction of Celestina conspiring with Calisto. The silhouette of a female figure (likely Melibea) can be observed in the background.

Cover of the Aguilar edition: Madrid, 1963
A black and yellow dust jacket with a drawing of a ladder propped against a wall. The image references Calisto's visit to Melibea in the fourteenth act.

Cover of the Bullón edition: Madrid, 1963
An abstract painting (signed but unidentified) that depicts Celestina and two women.

Cover of the Losada edition: Buenos Aires, 1963
A black-and-white image that depicts a gallant medieval court scene.

Cover of the Sopena Argentina edition: Buenos Aires, 1963
The cover features a copy of the print from the cover of the Sevilla edition of 1523. The cover is green and yellow, and depicts Calisto and Melibea with a hunting dog at their feet.

Cover of the Casals edition: Barcelona, 1964
This cover features a fragment of the cover of the Seville edition of 1523. The editors have chosen to focus on the characters Calisto and Melibea (prominent in the foreground) instead of including the full image, which incorporates three animals: a…

Cover of the Edime edition: Madrid, 1964
The cover features a fragment of a print from the old Valencia edition (1514), positioned inside a large letter 'e.' The print depicts the death of Celestina, The back cover features a drawing of Fernando de Rojas's face.

Cover of the Mateu edition: Barcelona, 1964
The cover features the image of a painting of a young woman.

Cover of the Penguin Books edition: Baltimore, 1964
A banner is carried by the two figures -one male and one female- bearing the inscription: "como quien sale a justar" ("as one who goes out to fair"). The man and the woman are also holding up a sheaf of wheat or wild flowers. In the background, a…

Cover of the E.D.A.F. edition: Madrid, 1965
A red quill or feather against a blue background, in reference to the author and the act of writing.

Cover of the Huemul edition: Buenos Aires, 1966
A blue, white and yellow depiction of a castle, suggestive of a watercolour drawing. Superimposed on this outline is the looming figure of Celestina, which occupies the majority of the foreground. Within the shape of her figure, a couple (Calisto…

Cover of the New York University Press edition: New York, 1966
A black-and-white print positioned against a red background. The print depicts Calisto on his bed, pining after his first disastrous encounter with Melibea. Behind him, Sempronio approaches with Celestina, having gone to fetch her.

Cover of the M. &amp; S. edition: Barcelona, 1966
The cover features a young woman, sitting with her hands clasped in her lap, looking out towards the reader. On the right, an old man offers her a box. To the left, a younger man appears to be attempting to draw her attention. It is the first…

Cover of the Bruguera edition: Barcelona, 1967
A coloured reproduction of the older cover of Seville, 1501. It depicts Celestina knocking on the door of Melibea's house, while Melibea and Calisto are shown, in the foreground, in their first meeting. Lucrecia stands behind them, observing them.…

Cover of the Editorial Ferma edition: Barcelona, 1967
A comic-style illustration of a couple on some steps and an old woman behind them. The clothing style appears to be from an earlier time period. The old woman is wearing a ruff and her head is uncovered. The second part of this edition is El…

Cover of the E.M.E.S.A. edition: Madrid, 1967
A drawing of the face of an old woman against a blue background.

Cover of the La Muralla edition: Madrid, 1967
The cover depicts a conglomeration of scenes, which is a reproduction of the engraving of the argument of the Augsburg edition (1520). First, Calisto and Melibea are depicted in the garden, while, in the foreground, Sempronio and Parmeno can be seen…

Cover of the Las Americas Pub. Co. edition: New York, 1967
Depictions of Calisto and Melibea in the form of a composed painting. A yellow background sets off the blue of Calisto's clothing and the brown tones of Melibea's dress. Celestina is not depicted on this cover.

Cover of the Losada edition: Buenos Aires, 1967
This cover features a drawing of a woman with her head covered. It is drawn in blue tones and appears to be inspired by certain cubist styles.

Cover of the Sopena edition: Buenos Aires, 1967
A drawing depicting two women, an older one and a younger one, in a medieval setting. The cover is green and white in colour.

Cover of the Taurus edition: Madrid, 1967
A red version of an older (white) cover that depicts Celestina approaching a house. The image is a reproduction of a section of the title page engraving from the Valencia edition (1514). Two figures can be seen in the garden, and two others in the…

Cover of the Ebro edition: Zaragoza, 1968
This cover imitates older covers, with the emblem or seal of the printer. The cover does not feature any images of the characters of the text.

Cover of the Ediciones Marte edition: Barcelona, 1968
An illustration of an old woman - probably Celestina- with a jug of wine, in the banquet scene at her house.

There exists an edition published in 1982 by the same publishing house.

Cover of the Ediciones Moretón edition: Bilbao, 1968
This cover features a fragment of the cover of the Toledo edition of 1538, framed in a shape that resembles a castle or arched building.

Cover of the University of Wisconsin Press edition: Madison, 1968
English translation.

The cover features a simple, slightly cartoonish representation of a woman's face, likely meant to represent Celestina, but it is ambiguous enough that it could also be interpreted as any of the female characters.

Cover of the Centro Editor de América Latina (CEAL) edition: Buenos Aires, 1969
The cover features illustrations of a woman and some buildings in color. On the cover, it explains that it is detail from a woodcut for a 15th century edition of Ovid's 'Art of Loving'.

Cover of the Editorial de Gassó Hnos edition: Barcelona, 1969
A greyscale drawing of Celestina possibly casting her spell in the third act against an orange background.

Cover of the Huemul edition: Buenos Aires, 1969
A naive-style drawing, in colour and created predominantly with straight lines. It depicts an old woman, laughing and holding a cane. Beneath her image, a couple is hugging. A tower features in the background.

Cover of the J. Pérez del Hoyo edition: Madrid, 1969
The cover features a copy of the print from the cover of the Toledo edition of 1526.

Cover of the Rodegar edition: Barcelona, 1969
Celestina in the foreground and Calisto and Melibea in the background. The black and sepia tones give the illustration an aged appearance.

Cover of the Susaeta edition: Madrid, 1969
A multi-colored depiction of the characters. They are all somewhat abstract, resulting in no clear or obvious identification of any of the characters, including the iconic Celestina.

Cover of the Aguilar edition: Madrid, 1970.
A naive-style, colour drawing of Celestina with the thread, Calisto on the ladder reaching out to Melibea on the wall, and Lucrecia keeping watch.

Cover of the  Bergua S/F edition, bound in editorial, 1970 (c.)
A grey scale drawing of a young couple, the man clasping the hand of the woman, who shies away demurely. Clearly meant to depict Calisto and Melibea although not in her garden as is commonly depicted. In the background, Celestina approaches in an…

Cover of the Editorial Vasco Americana edition: Bilbao, 1971
A juvenile edition containing a few colour illustrations of the episodes. This is a rare edition.

The cover features Melibea seated on a bench in the foreground while Calisto stands behind her, both looking towards the reader. A spinning wheel is…

Cover of the Vosgos edition: Barcelona, 1971
This edition includes an analysis of the text as well as information about the time period of Fernando de Rojas.

Cover of the Losada edition: Buenos Aires, 1972
The cover features an illustration of a female figure. The use of colour- red, grey and black- result in a vibrant, eye catching design.

Cover of the Editorial Universo edition: Lima, 1972
The cover features a black-and-white fragment of the painting Las Meninas(1656) by Diego Velázquez.

Cover of the De Gasso Hnos edition: Barcelona, 1973
A greyscale drawing of Celestina possibly casting the spell from the third act, positioned against an orange background.

Cover of the Editura Univers edition: Bucuresti, 1973
Romanian translation. The image in the cover is a reproduction of the cover of the Rome edition (1520, c.).

Cover of the Folio Society edition: London, 1973
English translation.

The cover features a mirrored image of an abstract pattern against a blue background, which seems to represent a tower, embroidered in gold thread with a red half circle. This could be interpreted as a coat of arms or an…

Cover of the Pueblo y Educación edition: Havana, 1973
The cover features an image of the painting Wealth is Looking (1663) by the Dutch artist Jan Steen. The image depicts a scene in a hostel from the sixteenth or seventeenth century that features both men and women.

Cover of the Cátedra edition: Madrid, 1974
A coloured drawing of Celestina counting coins in the foreground while Calisto and Melibea share an embrace in the background.

Cover of the Delfín edition: Santiago, 1974
The cover features an image of an old woman with her head covered. The style of the illustration suggests that it was probably taken from a Dutch painting and altered to be a two-tone drawing.

Cover of the Mar del Sur edition: Santiago, 1974
A reproduction of the nineteenth-century print by Gustavo Doré that depicts a group of people, including a young woman with a jug of water.

Cover of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) edition: Mexico City, 1974
The cover features two figures: a man playing a guitar and a women with flowers. These illustrations resemble figures from old playing cards. The two figures are repeated and inverted, so that there are four figures in total.

Cover of the Colección Clásicos Españoles edition, 1975
Circle of Friends of History ("Círculo de Amigos de la Historia"). 1975. Spanish literature. Theater. Tragedies of the XV century. (860-21 14) 17 cm. 308 p., 2 h., 4 h., Plate. Publisher's hardcover binding. Spanish Classics Collection. Rojas,…

Cover of the Ramón Sopena edition: Barcelona, 1975
A coloured drawing of Celestina with a cane against a background of shrubs that appear slightly human-like.

Cover of the Cupsa edition: Madrid, 1976
A modern, fine-line caricature of the old Celestina.

Cover of the EDAF edition: Madrid, 1976
A coloured drawing of an old woman's face, a snake, and an object that looks like a bird's wing.

Cover of the Edaf edition: Madrid, 1976
A lavender grey and red cover depicting Calisto and Melibea in an embrace. Celestina, leaning on a cane, faces away from them. All three characters are set against a white orb appears to be the moon, and, thus, suggestive of the couple's nocturnal…

Cover of the Kapelusz edition: Buenos Aires, 1976
This cover is a reproduction of the cover of the Sevilla edition of 1520. It depicts the first meeting and argument between Calisto and Melibea, with Lucrecia observing them from the background. On the left, Celestina is depicted knocking the door of…

Cover of the Nautilus edition: Buenos Aires, 1976
The cover features a fragment of an engraving from an older edition, positioned here within an orange circle, that shows Celestina knocking on a door while Calisto and Melibea converse with each other beside her.

Cover of the Ramón Rico Sastre edition: Madrid, 1976
A combined edition of La Celestina and La Lozana Andaluza. The cover image seems to correspond to La Celestina.

Cover of the Acervo edition: Barcelona, 1977
A drawing of a young couple and an older woman behind them, in the style of a portrait. The older woman, presumably acting as both a chaperone and matchmaker, rests a hand on the young woman's shoulder.

Cover of the Emlacomex edition: Panama, 1977
The cover features a fragment of an unidentified engraving that depicts a young woman's face.

Cover of the edition ?: Probably México, 1978
On the cover appears what seems to be the bust of a Greco-Roman statue. The bust appears with long hair and a beard.

Cover of the Bruguera edition: Barcelona, 1978
Coloured drawings of a money bag and gold coins positioned against a green background.