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UzurpaÃ§Ã£o, retenÃ§Ã£o, restauraÃ§Ã£o de Portugal - RIBEIRO, JoÃ£o Pinto] - 1642. 
Lisbon, Officina de LourenÃ§o de Anveres, 1642. - 4Â°, modern half calf, flat spine, gilt letter (minor wear). Large woodcut on title of a ship, with motto on flag "In tempus." Repairs to verso of title-page and elsewhere, somewhat crude but without loss of text; final line on title-page shaved; some soiling and dampstains. In good condition. Bookplate of Francisco de Saldanha da Gama FerrÃ£o de Castello Branco. (2), 56 ll. *** FIRST EDITION, explaining the grievances of the Portuguese against King Philip and the Spaniards and justifying D. JoÃ£o and his followers for restoring Portugal's status as an independent kingdom. An Italian translation appeared in Lisbon, 1646 under the title Discorso dell' usurpatione, retentione e ristoratione del regno di Portogallo, and in 1861 it was published under the title Brado aos portuguezes: opusculo patriotico contra as idÃ©as da uniÃ£o de Portugal com a Hespanha, with a prologue by SebastiÃ£o JosÃ© Ribeiro de SÃ¡.Pinto Ribeiro (d. 1649), who held a doctorate of laws from the Universidade de Coimbra, was a magistrate and confidential advisor to D. Luiza, the wife of the Duke of BraganÃ§a. He played a notable part in the RestauraÃ§Ã£o, helping to persuade the Duque de BraganÃ§a to claim the throne. Along with many others, he has been suggested, in error, as a possible author of the classic Arte de furtar.*** InnocÃªncio IV, 23 (without collation); X, 336; XVIII, 191 (calling for "5 innumer. - 57 pp."). Barbosa Machado II, 665. FiganiÃ¨re 215. ExposiÃ§Ã£o bibliogrÃ¡fica da RestauraÃ§Ã£o 1531. PeriÃ§Ã£o de Faria, Visconde da Trindade 151: "muito rara." Not in Fonseca, Elementos bibliogrÃ¡ficos para a histÃ³ria das guerras chamadas da RestauraÃ§Ã£o. Peres 5934. Catalogo de Miscelaneas V, 30. Greenlee Catalogue II, 269. Manuel dos Santos I, 606. Palha 2975. Ameal 1805. Not in Azevedo-SamodÃ£es. On the author, see Bell, Portuguese Literature p. 265. NUC: MiU, MH. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
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