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O Cruzeiro, ou a estrella constitucional - FREITAS, Joaquim José Ferreira de] - 1827. 
London, R. Greenlaw, 1 Nov. 1826?13 Feb. 1827. - 12 issues in 1 volume. 8°, contemporary green quarter calf (joints cracked but firm, some wear, spine ends chipped), flat spine gilt, green endleaves. Wood-engraved vignettes. Slight browning, a few small stains. Bookplate of the noted collector Annibal Fernandes Thomaz. 192 pp. *** Complete run of a rare emigré journal published during the Miguelite Wars for circulation in England, Portugal and Brazil. Substantial sections deal with Portuguese and Brazilian politics, but among the subjects of its other articles are the emigré journal O Portuguez ("esse asqueroso Jornal, labeo da imprensa, e escandalo do mundo civilisado," p. 14), Buenos Aires, Bolívar, and French, Spanish and English affairs as they related to Portugal.This periodical was the work of Joaquim José Ferreira de Freitas, who served in the French army under Massena, moved to France and later England, and made a living writing laudatory articles and books, such as the Memoria sobre a conspiração de 1817, vulgarmente chamada a conspiração de Gomes Freire, London 1822, which justified Marshal Beresford's actions in 1817. Ferreira de Freitas died in poverty ca. 1831.*** Innocêncio IV, 77 (giving the date as 1829, and stating that he had not yet seen a copy); XII, 36 (giving the date of the first issue as 1826, but no further information on the number of issues or the length of the publication). Fernandes Thomaz 1621: this copy; "um dos jornaes mais raros da primeira emigração." Not in Universidade de Coimbra, Publicações periódicas portuguesas. Oliveira Lima Catalogue II, 646: nos. 1-11 only. Union List of Serials: DCU. Not located in NUC. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
[Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
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