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SÁ, Manoel Tavares de Sequeira e, editor.
Jubilos da America, na gloriosa exaltação, e promoção do Illustrissimo e Excellentissimo Senhor Gomes Freire de Andrada … Collecção das obras da Academia dos Selectos, que na Cidade do Rio de Janeiro se celebrou em obsequio, e applauso do dito Excellentissimo Heroe ….
Lisbon, Na Oficina do Dor. Manoel Alvares Sollano, 1754.. FIRST and ONLY EDITION. 4°, contemporary speckled sheep (some wear to spine, corners), spine gilt with raised bands in five compartments, crimson leather lettering piece in second compartment from head, gilt letter, text block edges sprinkled red. Title page in red and black, woodcut vignette on *ii, woodcut ornaments scattered throughout. Some very light toning and browning. Small hole at foot of text on Y1, affecting 3 letters per side. Overall in very good, almost fine condition. (40 ll.), 363 pp. [p. 191 misnumbered 165]. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of "a Brazilian literary classic" (Borba de Moraes II, 760). According to Wilson Martins, "Os Jubilos da America … estão literariamente na ponta inicial de um arco cuja ponta final será O Uraguai - ambas as obras ligadas à história do nosso estabelecimento territorial e à fisionomia geográfica do Brasil" (História da inteligência brasileira I, 364). As Borba points out (Período colonial, p. 323), it is not only the individual contributors that make this an interesting volume. Jubilos is also the only publication of a Brazilian academy of this period in which we can see how the academy was founded and how it functioned, by reading the dedication, prologue, the letters to Sequeira e Sá, and the program. The work represents, too, a group effort by intellectuals characteristic of their era. Innocêncio believed that almost the entire edition of Jubilos had been sent to Brazil. Borba comments, "Today very few copies exist. Copies in good condition are rare." … [Click Below for Full Description]
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