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Armonia politica dos documentos divinos com as conveniencias d'estado. Exemplar de principes no governo dos gloriosissimos reys de Portugal ?.
The Hague, na Officina de Samuel Broun, 1651. - Large woodcut initials and headpieces. (6 ll.), 246 pp. Large 4°, contemporary speckled sheep (head of spine defective, corners and outer edges worn, several small wormholes in boards, free endleaves gone), spine richly gilt with raised bands in five compartments, gilt short-title in second compartment from head. Some soiling to title-page, light waterstain near outer margin of first few leaves, round wormhole in first 14 leaves, never touching any text, another smaller round wormhole in blank outer margin of first 3 leaves, a few additional small holes in blank portions of title-page. Despite these faults, still in good to very good condition overall. Eighteenth- or early nineteenth?century engraved armorial bookplate of the Rev. James Burnell. Small annotation in red ink on title-page: "Camões, 29, 38". ---- FIRST EDITION of this guide of conduct for princes; the work was printed again in 1737, together with the author's @Flores de España. Sousa de Macedo, a politician and diplomat, believed that the most important quality for a ruler was justice. Drawing his examples from past kings of Portugal, he describes how the ruler should apply justice to himself and his relations with God and his subjects. The work was written and published while the author was on a ticklish diplomatic mission to Holland in 1650-52, to negotiate the status of Pernambuco.Sousa de Macedo (1606-1682), a native of Porto who studied law at Coimbra, reached the highest echelons of the magistracy and the diplomatic service. He was Secretary to the Portuguese Ambassador to London, Ambassador to the States of Holland, and Secretary of State to D. Affonso VI. At the same time he was known as a man of vast erudition, publishing numerous works in Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin. Among the best known are @Flores de España, excelencias de Portugal, 1631, and @Ulyssippo, 1640. He has been erroneously proposed as the author of the classic @Arte de furtar (see Saraiva & Lopes [1976] p. 579).---- Innocêncio I, 276-7; XVIII, 190, 195; XXII, 360. Barbosa Machado I, 399-403. Pinto de Mattos (1970) p. 592. Palha 421. Not in HSA or @Ticknor Catalogue. Azevedo-Samodães 3260. Ameal 2294. Avila-Perez 7407. Bell, @Portuguese Literature pp. 260-1. Saraiva & Lopes, @História da literatura portuguesa (1976) pp. 401-2, 514, 578, 579, 580, 585, 586. @Grande enciclopedia XXIX, 861-5. On the printer / publisher Samuel Broun [or Browne], see M. Keblusek, ?Boekverkoper in ballingschap: Samuel Browne, boekverkoper/drukker te Londen, 's-Gravenhage en Heidelberg 1633?1665?, MA diss., University of Leiden, 1989; E. Weil, ?Samuel Browne, printer to the University of Heidelberg, 1655?1662?, @The Library, 5th ser., 5 (1950?51), 14?26; @STC, 1475?1640; Wing, @STC ; F. F. Madan, @A new bibliography of the Eikon basilike of King Charles the First (1950); @Mercurius Politicus (27 Feb?6 March 1651); @DNB. NUC: ICN, DCU-IA, MH. Not in British Library Integrated Catalogue. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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