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Bicho asiatico, monstruosa appariçam das montanhas da Persia, e juizo que se fez sobre a materia na Corte de Turquia.
[Colophon] Lisboa Occidental, Na Officina Rita-Cassiana, vendese na logea de Jozè de Oliveira à Portagem, 1736. - Full-page woodcut of the monster, within typographic border, on recto of first leaf. Caption title with five-line woodcut initial below it on p. 1. Large woodcut tailpiece. (1 l.), 24 pp., (1 blank l. conjugate with first leaf). 4° (in 12s), modern machine marbled wrappers. Old inked foliation (229-240). In very good condition. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this allegory about church-state relations. As reported here, the Persian monarch sent out an army to an area where some unknown force was destroying crops. The army finally cornered in a cave a beast the size of two elephants, with a human head, crosses growing out of its upper lip and formed out of its hair, a scaly coat, a peacock's tail, and a cannon and various insignia on its back. The insignia and the details of the beast's appearance are interpreted on pp. 20-23 by a learned Jew.Although printed in quarto format, the three signatures (§, §2, and §3) have been gathered into a single quire of 12 leaves. The woodcut was printed on a separate bifolium, which served as a decorative wrapper.---- Not in Innocêncio or Fonseca, @Pseudónimos. Not located in Coimbra, @Miscelâneas. Not in Azevedo-Samodães, Ameal, Avila-Perez or Monteverde. Not located in NUC. OCLC: 163498619 (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek); 84565509 (microform at EROMM). Porbase locates two copies and a microfilm, all at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Not located in Copac. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
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