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ANDRADA, Diogo de Paiva de, the Younger.
Exame d'antiguidades . Parte primeira [all published] . onde se apurão historias, opiniões, & curiosidades pertencentes ao reyno de Portugal, & a outras partes, desd'a criação do mundo atè o anno 3404 . . .
Lisbon, Jorse [sic] Rodriguez, 1616. 4°, eighteenth-century mottled calf (joints starting; other minor binding wear, mostly to extremities), edges rouged. Typographic border and woodcut arms on title-page, woodcut initials. Some passages in Greek type. Faint dampstain at bottom. Overall in very good to fine condition. Later owner's signature in upper margin of title; small rubber ownership stamp on blank portion of title and f. 1 (name scored in both cases). Subjects of treatises 1-10 copied onto flyleaf at end. (4), 123 ll. Leaf Hh2 misigned "Hh3". *** FIRST EDITION of this minor classic of Portuguese historiography, archeology and letters, written to correct numerous imprecise and erroneous views expressed by Fr. Bernardo de Brito in Monarchia lusitana, Lisbon 1597. Exame d'antiguidades is concerned mainly with the history, mythology and linguistics of Greece and Rome, especially as they relate to the prehistory of Spain and Portugal, but has some limited information on Egypt, biblical history, the ancient Near East, etc. Some specific topics covered include Hercules's exploits in Iberia and Lusitania, the origin of the Celtiberians, the founding of Setúbal by Noah's grandson Tubal, Noah and his Ark, how the Pyrenees earned their name, and the history of the Olympic Games. Paiva d'Andrada also wrote Casamento perfeito, 1636, which is "counted a classic of Portuguese prose" (Bell).*** Innocêncio II, 169. Palau 215589. Barbosa Machado I, 687-8. Pinto de Mattos (1970) pp. 484-5. Gallardo 3355. HSA p. 410. Palha 2742. Azevedo-Samodães 2333. Bell, Portuguese Literature p. 239. … [Click Below for Full Description]
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