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San Romn De Ribadeneyra, Antonio De."
Jornada y muerte del Rey Don Sebastian de Portugal, sacada de las obras del Franchi, ciudadano de Genoua, y de otros muchos papeles autenticos.[false imprint:] Valladolid [= unidentified place in Iberia], heirs of Juan iguez de Lequerica [= unknown printer & publisher], “1603” [= ca. 1670?]. Small 4to (19 x 14 cm). With the woodcut coat of arms of the dedicatee Juan Fernandez de Velasco, Duke of Fras, on the title-page. Mottled tanned sheepskin (ca. 1800?), gold-tooled spine."
1603. [16], 176 pp.Rare second printing (rarely distinguished from the more common first edition of 1603) of an important Spanish account of King Sebastio I of Portugal's ill-fated 1578 invasion of Moroccan and his death in battle, copying the 1603 edition's imprint, date, woodcut arms on the title-page and even the typesetting errors and list of errata. King Sebastio I of Portugal (1554-1578) inherited the crown at age three after the death of his grandfather Joo Iii. Educated by Jesuits, he combined religious fanaticism with an unbounded admiration for the military, presenting himself as a Christian knight who would fight the misguided Muslims in Africa and rescue them from their faith. He got his chance when the deposed Moroccan Sultan Abu Abdallah Mohammed Ii asked for his help. In 1578 Sebastio invaded Morocco with a large and expensive force, joined by Abu Abdallah's army of Moors and other Muslim opponents of the Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur. Although Ahmad died during the invasion, Sebastio's inexperience and rash attack in the bloody and disastrous Battle of the Three Kings at Alcazarquivir in the north of Morocco led to his own death, that of 8000 Portuguese troops, including much of the Portuguese nobility, and the capture of 15, 000 more. Sebastio's body was never found and many supporters refused to believe had died and awaited his return for decades. San Roman indicates on the title-page that he made use of Girolami Franchi Conestaggio's 1585 history of the union of Spain and Portugal, but also many other authentic documents. Sebastio's death without issue set off a … [Click Below for Full Description]
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