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[Colonia del Sacramento].
Breve relacion, que dá un tronco de las fiestas, que hizo en la plaça de la Colonia del Sacramento el Governador de ella Antonio Pedro de Vasconcelos... a los felicissimos despozorios del potentissimo, muy excelso, y Augusto Señor Principe del Brasil el Se
1732. Lisbon. Officina de Pedro Ferreira. 4to. 3 pp. Unbound in modern folder. Some light foxing, overall perfect; upper left corner with old manuscript foliation "61" evidently once part -as usual- of a sammelband.- First and only edition -one of3 known copies- of a this poem of the parties held in Colonia del Sacramento (at thetime owned by Portugal) for the celebration of the marriage between the Royal Houses of Portugal and Spain,“muito rara narrativa”(Borba de Moraes); this is one of the earliest and very few printed works to relate to Colonia del Sacramento -which was also cause disputes between Portugal and Spain for about a century, and later between Brazil and Argentina. The marriage was a relevant political event, the produce of intense diplomatic negotiations which aimed to securing an alliance between both houses. Rare both institutionally and in the trade, only one copy recorded according to OCLC, at the JCB, we can trace another copy in Portugal. European Americana, 732/39; Borba de Moraes, Bib.Brasiliana (1983), p.719; not in Palau.
Bookseller: HS Rare Books [Argentina]

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