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Panegirico genealogico y moral del Excelentmo. Duque de Barcelos.
Lisbon, Por Pedro Craesbeeck, 1628. 4°, old (late seventeenth or early eighteenth century [?]) calf (wear to corners, upper corner of front cover defective; head of spine somewhat defective), plain and almost flat spine, with sewing bands slightly visible, covers richly tooled in gilt (some gilding rubbed, and with some tooling painted but severely rubbed), text-block edges sprinkled red. Woodcut arms of the Duque de Barcelos on title, woodcut initials. Light dampstaining, mostly very small and limited to upper margins of a few leaves. In very good to fine condition, in an unusual binding. Ink inscription in upper outer corner of front free endleaf: "Custou-me 600 reis // 20/10/[17?]78." (4), 68 ll. *** Rare FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this important genealogy of two of Portugal's wealthiest and most powerful families: the noble family of Barcelos, and its offshoot, the royal family of Bragança, which was to rule Portugal continuously from 1640 until 1910, and Brazil from 1640 to 1889. In this work Alvia de Castro traces the lineage of the Condes de Barcelos (a title created in 1298) back to the early Christian kings of Castille and Navarre. He also describes the fortuitous unions which commingled Barcelos blood with that of the royal houses of Spain and Portugal: the third Conde de Barcelos, for instance, was the illegitimate son of D. Dinis; and the eighth Conde (and first Duque de Bragança) was the legitimized son of D. João I.Alvia de Castro states in the dedication that he wrote this work "en muestras de mi inclinacion a su grandeça," and the Panegirico passed the scruti … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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