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Alfonsiada, poema heroico da fundação da monarquia portugueza pelo Senhor Rey D. Alfonso Henriques.
Bahia, Na Typog. de Manoel Antonio da Silva Serva, 1818. - Woodcut vignette on title page. 278 pp., (1 l. errata), 3 ll. engraved plates. 4°, mid-nineteenth-century black quarter morocco over marbled boards (slight wear), flat spine gilt in romantic fashion, text block edges sprinkled red. Some minor marginal worming in final quires, touching an occasional letter. Repaired tear on Kk1@r, affecting part of 8 lines, but without loss. Clean and crisp. In good to very good condition. Old signature in blank upper margin of title-page. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this epic in 12 cantos on the foundation of the Portuguese monarchy by D. Afonso I Henriques (1128-1185). Osorio de Pina Leitão was born in Pinhel (district of Guarda, Portugal) in 1762; he received a degree in law from Coimbra University and went on to serve as a magistrate. Among other positions, he held that of Desembargador da Relação da Bahia. After Brazilian independence was declared he remained to serve the Empire. He published six other poems.The @Alfonsiada was published by Bahia's first printer, Manoel Antonio da Silva Serva, who operated a press there from 1811 to 1819.The engravings are portraits of D. João VI, to whom the work is dedicated; D. Afonso Henriques; and the author. All are signed by A. do Carmo as artist and J.J. de Souza (i.e., Joaquim Inácio Ferreira de Sousa) as engraver. Ferreira de Sousa is known to have worked at the Arco do Cego and the Impressão Regia in the first decade of the nineteenth century. In 1816 he did the engravings included in @Colecção de retratos de homens que adquiriram nome, published in Rio de Janeiro. That is his most famous work; the drawings for it were also by A. do Carmo, about whom Soares had no further information.---- Berbert de Castro 117: reproducing the title page and author portrait. Sacramento Blake I, 218-9. Innocêncio I, 174. JCB @Portuguese and Brazilian Books 818/12. Soares, @História da gravura artística em Portugal 2001. @Greenlee Catalogue II, 216. Not in Rodrigues or Bosch. NUC: MH, InU. OCLC: 68637625 (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen); 23225805 (New York Public Library, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, University of Florida, University of Arizona, Universidade de São Paulo); 26527473 (Cornell University Library, Houghton Library, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library-University of Toronto, Indiana University, Newberry Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Victoria Libraries, University of California-Santa Barbara, British Library, Oxford University, Bibliothèque interuniversitaire Sainte-Geneviève, Bibliothèque nationale de France); 46278805 (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Universitaet Goettingen); 457794903 (Bibliothèque nationale de France, Bibliothèque Ste-Genevieve). Porbase locates three copies in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal and calls for 278 pp.,[2] retr. Copac locates copies at British Library and Oxford University. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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