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Chronica do muito alto, e muito esclarecido principe D. Affonso Henriques primeiro Rey de Portugal ?.
Lisboa Occidental, Officina Ferreyriana, 1727 [colophon: 1726]. - (12 ll.), 95, (1) pp. Folio, contemporary limp vellum with remnants of thong ties, vertical manuscript title on spine in contemporary hand. Date "1727" in ink, erased but faintly visible in lower blank margin of title page. Faint stain on final leaf, but overall fresh and in fine condition. Unidentified brand consisting of the initials "S" and "F" in upper and lower edges of text block. ---- FIRST EDITION, second issue of these important chronicles of the first six kings of Portugal, who reigned from 1128 to 1325. They were first issued together in 1726, each with a separate half-title, title-page in red and black with woodcut arms, large woodcut initials and head- and tail-pieces, and a two-column format. According to Innocêncio, the only change for the second issue was in the date of the title-page. Each chronicle was copied from the original manuscript in the Torre do Tombo.Such chronicles are one of the most notable forms of Portuguese prose in the fifteenth century. Ruy de Pina (ca. 1440-1523?), like his predecessor Fernão Lopes, held concurrently the positions of keeper of the archives and royal chronicler; as such, he made substantial revisions to Lopes' accounts of the first six kings, for which he is often condemned. Southey, however, states that "Ruy de Pina might have been called a chronicler of first-rate merit if Fernam Lopes had never written ? But though coming immediately after that incomparable writer, Ruy de Pina still appears an excellent historian, and far superior to all who followed him" (Aikin, ed., @General Biography [1813] VIII, 173). Bell finds Pina "possessed of an excellent plain style, which only becomes flowery on occasion . . . Pina relates his story straight-forwardly, almost in the form of annals ? The glow of Fernam Lopez is absent, but Pina none the less deserves to be accounted an able and impartial historian" (Bell p. 89).Duarte Galvão (ca. 1445-1517), a friend of Afonso de Albuquerque, was a much less critical historian than Ruy de Pina. He died in the Arabian Sea, on his way to visit Ethiopia as ambassador. Galvão's son Antonio is famous for his vivid account of the voyages of discovery, @Tratado dos descobrimentos antigos, e modernos, 1563.---- Innocêncio II, 208; VII, 190: calling in the second work for (16 ll.), 60 pp.; in the fourth for 8 preliminary leaves; in the fifth for only 6 preliminary leaves. Pinto de Mattos (1970) pp. 317-8, 502. Azevedo-Samodães 1341: calling for fewer preliminary leaves in the first (only 8 ll.), the fourth (only 6) and the fifth (only 6) works, and giving the date of the third as 1727. Ameal 1049. Avila Perez 3156. Afonso Lucas 464. Bell, @Portuguese Literature pp. 87-9; cf. ch. 3 on the fifteenth-century chroniclers. Cf. Prestage in @Encyclopedia Britannica [1910-11] XXII, 157. NUC: citing copies of the first work at DCU-IA, TNJ, MH and MB; copies of the other five at DCU-IA, TNJ, CtY and DLC (collation given matches this copy, except that no preliminary leaves are called for in the third work). OCLC: New York Public Library, Yale, Catholic Uuniversity of America, Harvard, University of Minnesota, Washington University, Vanderbilt, University of Chicago, IndianaUniversity. ---- BOUND WITH: @PINA, Ruy de. @Chronica do muito alto, e muito esclarecido principe D. Sancho I, segundo Rey de Portugal ? Lisboa Occidental: Officina Ferreyriana, 1727. (9 ll.), 53 pp., (3 ll.).@AND WITH:@PINA, Ruy de. @Chronica do muito alto, e muito esclarecido principe D. Affonso II, terceiro Rey de Portugal ? Lisboa Occidental: Officina Ferreyriana, 1727. (8 ll.), 35, (1) pp.@AND WITH:@PINA, Ruy de. @Chronica do muito alto, e muito esclarecido principe D. Sancho II, quarto Rey de Portugal ? Lisboa Occidental: Officina Ferreyriana, 1728. (7 ll.), 26 pp.@AND WITH:@PINA, Ruy de. @Chronica do muito alto, e muito esclarecido principe D. Affonso III, quinto Rey de Portugal ? Lisboa Occidental: Officina Ferreyriana, 1728. (7 ll.), 42 pp.@AND WITH:@PINA, Ruy de. @Chronica do muito alto, [Attributes: First Edition]
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