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Relação da vitoria, que Dom Jozeph Margarita governador de Catalunha por el Rey Christianissimo, alcançou dos Castelhanos em o Valle de Aram, por ordem do Marichal da Motha. Em a qual os Francezes mataram mais de quatrocentos inimigos, ganharão duas peças de artilheria, com suas monições, & bagage, & outras muytas ventagens, que fizerão.
Lisbon, Na Officina de Lourenço de Anveres, 1643. - 4°, recent antique sheep, spine gilt with raised bands in six compartments, crimson leather lettering-piece in second compartment from head, gilt letter, text-block edges rouged. Caption title. Four-line woodcut initial. Outer edge of first 2 leaves shaved, touching first letter in line; light browning; small tissue repairs obscuring (but not obliterating) several letters at top of gutter on last 2 leaves. Good condition. Old oval blue-and-white paper label in blank portion of first leaf, with manuscript shelfmark 1747. (4 ll.) *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION? The anonymous author recounts numbers of French and Spanish troops and the course of their battles in the Aran Valley (Val d'Aran) over the course of several weeks.From the Aran Valley, in the Pyrenees, the Garonne River flows into France. It is in the province of Llérida (or Lleida) in Catalonia, but the name derives from Basque.Aside from his struggles with Portugal, which had declared its independence in 1640, Philip IV of Spain had to deal with a rebellion in Catalonia, which, having been deprived of its ancient rights and privileges, had requested Louis XIII's protection in 1640. The Thirty Years? War (1618-1648), originally a religious conflict between Catholics and Protestants within the Holy Roman Empire, had by this time widened into a battle between the Bourbons and Habsburgs: hence the French at this time supported both the Catalans and the Portuguese. The War significantly affected the outcome of the Portuguese struggle for independence (the Restauração), since it prevented the King of Spain from directing his full military might against Portugal.*** Arouca R208. Martinho da Fonseca, Restauração 235. Palha 3244. Not located in Coimbra, Miscelâneas. Not in Trindade or Exposição bibliográfica da Restauração. Porbase locates a copy at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, calling for [18] pp. Not located in Copac. NUC: MH (imperfect). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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