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Roseto augustiniano plantado no jardim florente - LEONARDO de São Joseph - 1671. 
Lisbon, Domingos Carneiro, 1671. - 8°, nineteenth-century brown morocco, sides and spine heavily gilt, spine with raised bands in 5 compartments, author and title in second compartment from head, signed at the foot of the spine "Cerveira enc." (see below); minor wear, one joint starting. Woodcut vignette of a rose and typographical border on title-page. Very minor worming in margins, repaired with tissue on M1-N1; a few stains; bottom half of final leaf (below errata) replaced. Early ownership inscription of the Discalced Augustinians at Coimbra. Bookplate of the noted collector Annibal Fernandes Thomaz. (16 ll.), 302 pp., (1 l. errata). *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. The author was inspired to write this work by Giovanni Nigraval's Epilogus chronicarum, Brescia 1536, which included a panegyric of the Augustinians. The Roseto is in part a translation of that section of the Epilogus, but it includes five clearly marked additions by D. Leonardo giving further elaboration on the history of the Augustians in Portugal, particularly at Coimbra; these total 80 pages (about a quarter of the book).D. Leonardo (1619-1703), a native of Lisbon (his secular name was Leonardo Saraiva Coutinho) traveled to Ireland to visit the Augustinians there, but found the island full of heretics. He spent some time in Paris before returning to Portugal, where he was named royal preacher and became a widely consulted authority on ecclesiastical ceremonies.Cerveira (who worked in Porto) was one of the few late nineteenth-century binders whom Matias Lima considered worthy of mention. On p. 64 of A encadernação em Portugal he wrote, "Cerveira, sobretudo, bem compreendido e alentado pelos bibliófilos do seu tempo [e.g. Sousa Guimarães, Gubian, the Conde de Azevedo, the Conde de Samodães] . . . seria só por si bastante, pois não lhe faltava talento e conhecimentos técnicos, para erguer a encadernação portuguesa a um nível verdadeiramente honroso."*** Innocêncio V, 172: without mention of the errata leaf. Barbosa Machado III, 6-7: giving the date as 1678. Palha 2469: copy lacking 2 preliminary leaves and the last 2 leaves. Fernandes Thomaz 4689: this copy. Azevedo-Samodães 3083: lacking the half-title. Not in Ameal. Not located in NUC. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
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