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ABRANCHES, Joaquim Candido
Manoel Corrêa Botelho: Ponta Delgada [Azores], 1869.
Bound in contemporary quarter maroon leather and marbled boards. xiii, 2-138 pp. One map, one folding lithographed panoramic view of Ponta Delgada, and 35 lithographs on 34 iplates (complete). Boards are rubbed, with wear to edges and outer corners; inner hinges cracked; two small ink drawings (donkey, sailor's head) on verso of rear free endpaper; pastedowns have come loose from the boards; damp stain to lower outer corner of text and plates to page 11 (including the map, the folding view, and three plates); occasional light foxing to text and some plates; some soiling to text and plates, mainly to the lower outer corners (thumb soiling); two tears to the folding view near the fold once repaired by sewing - one extending into the sky at top, the other into the caption at bottom (threads removed, subsequent repair); joints partially cracked; vertical crease to two leaves; generally VG otherwise, text and plates unworn, still sound in the binding. >>>> A book on the island of São Miguel in the Azores, with information on the climate, administration, waters, notable structures, churches, tobacco (one paragraph), economy, history, etc. The lithographed views by Serrano are mainly of buildings, with one plate having two costume illustrations, and are of rather good quality.
$750.00 Book Number: 21305 Order / Enquire
ACOSTA, Uriel (1585-1640)
A SPECIMEN OF HUMAN LIFE
New York: Bergman, 1967.
Rose cloth. pp 127, . Distributor's sticker on front free endpaper, else fine in fine, price-clipped jacket. Acosta was the son of a noble Portuguese family which had be forced to convert to Catholicism. He fled Portugal for Amsterdam where he could practice his ancestral religion, Judaism. Reacting against Rabbincal Judaism, he formulated his Eleven Theses, which are for the first time translated into a book in English here. He was exiled and reviled by the Jewish community, flogged in public in the great synagogue, spit upon, his books burned. and committed suicide as a result. This book is his autobiography, with new material for the first time translated into English. Uncommon book.
$25.00 Book Number: 41535 Order / Enquire
HISTORY OF SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE LITERATURE. In Two Volumes. Translated from the Original German by Tomasina Ross. Vol. II. Portuguese Literature (volume 2 only)
London: Boosey and Sons, 1823.
Volume II only of a two-volume work. Octavo, (406), [2, ads] pp. Quarter bound in original muslin and brown boards, paper spine label. Spine sunned, edgeworn, with vertical cracks, label illegible; front joint and inner hinge neatly repaired; foxing to endpapers and occasionally in text; armorial bookplate on front pastedown; else a good copy, text block clean and unworn. Contains complete Portuguese portion.
$29.95 Book Number: 23866 Order / Enquire
London: Max Reinhardt, 1957.
Tan boards. pp x, 11-206.  + plates. Light toning to text paper, very light spine sunning, else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has nicks to tips of slightly tanned spine; half inch closed tear at upper outer corner of rear panel; VG otherwise, flap price intact. Posthumously published book by the noted South African - English poet and author.
$18.50 Book Number: 26387 Order / Enquire
EÇA DE QUEIROS, José Maria de, 1845-1900 (Roy Campbell)
COUSIN BAZILIO. Translated by Roy Campbell
London: Max Reinhardt, 1953.
Octavo, pink cloth. Tidy ink owner name at top margin of front free endpaper, with ink date on the other side, mild foxing to page edges, soft bruise to lower outer corners of covers and head of spine, VG+ otherwise. Thin jacket has small chips and tears, with one long tear on rear panel internally repaired; good, flap price intact. Author was the greatest of 19th century Portuguese novelist. The translator lived his last years in Portugal, a country he deeply loved.
$25.00 Book Number: 34950 Order / Enquire
EÇA DE QUEIROZ, [Jose Maria de].
THE CITY AND THE MOUNTAINS. Translated from the Portuguese by Roy Campbell.
London: Max Reinhardt, 1955.
(US ed. in 1962). 12mo, 216 pp. Maroon boards. Fine copy. The Biro dust jacket has nicks, tiny corner chip to tips of lighly sunned & tanned spine; light soiling & tanning to white rear panel; VG+ otherwise. Author was the greatest novelist of 19th century Portuguese literature. Translation by a noted South African poet.
$19.50 Book Number: 8495 Order / Enquire
LOBO, Jerome, Father (Jerónimo Lobo (1595-1687) (Samuel Johnson)
A VOYAGE TO ABYSSINIA...Containing the history, natural, civil, and ecclesiastical, of that remote and unrequited country, continued down to the beginning of the eighteenth century...
London / Edinburgh: Elliot and Ray / C. Elliot, 1789.
Second and best edition, enlarged and corrected, of the first edition in English. Title page continues: " With fifteen dissertations on various subjects, relating to the antiquities, government, religion, manners, and natural history of Abyssinia. By M. [Joachim] Le Grand. Translated from the French by Samuel Johnson, LL.D. To which are added, various other tracts by the same author not published by Sir John Hawkins or Mr Stockdale". Octavo. pp [2, original blank], (4), 500, (2, ads), [2, original blank]. Bound in modern polished brown calf, spine with raised bands, gilt lettering, new cream endpapers. Ink owner names on verso of title; yellowing and moderate soiling throughout; light damp stain to lower inner corners and narrow light damp stain to fore margins of pp 409 to end; partial flaking to a few letters on spine; in all, VG+ externally, generally VG internally, tight in the binding, neither hinges nor joints cracked, both blanks and ads present >>> First published in 1735, this was Dr. Johnson's first work. Jerónimo Lobo, a Portuguese Jesuit, travelled to Lake Tana and the Blue Nile, reaching the province of Damot. He was the second European to describe the sources of the Blue Nile and was the leading European expert on Abyssinia / Ethiopia of his day. Like the other Jesuits, he was expelled from the country in 1648. This second edition includes a new preface by the editor, George Gleig, in which he attacks the numerous printer's errors in the 1735 edition. It also includes material not in that edition. The fourth Dissertation is about the mythical Christian ruler Prester John. There are seven "other tracts" by Johnson in the book. Courtney & Smith pp 2-4. (Old former owners' names are James Geddes, Thornhill, 1828, George Sutton, and Thomas Haggart. I believe these men were residents of Ontario.)
$450.00 Book Number: 46094 Order / Enquire
FABLED SHORE: From the Pyrennes to Portugal
London: Hamish Hamilton, 1949.
Second printing, same year as first. Red cloth. pp (xii), 200 + plates. Endpaper maps. Spine lightly sunned, else a VG jacketless copy, no owner names. Travelogue - Mediterranean coast of Spain and Portugal.
$19.50 Book Number: 36002 Order / Enquire
PAÇO D'ARCOS, J. (Joachim) (Roy Campbell)
NOSTALGIA: a collection of poems. Translated from the Portuguese and introduced by Roy Campbell
London: Sylvan Press, 1960.
12mo, beige boards. pp 51. Short shallow dark stain to upper margin of pp 33 to end; ink owner name (date on other side) to front free endpaper, moderate wear to outer corners, offset yellowing to inner margins of free endpapers, else a VG clean and tight copy. Cream dust jacket has short tears; small chips at spine ends; light soiling; tape shadow at lower spine; dark spot at top of rear flap; just good, flap price intact. Inscribed by the author in Lisbon in 1961, signed in full. The Portuguese novelist's only book of poems. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$50.00 Book Number: 34531 Order / Enquire
VERTOT [René Aubert de Vertot d'Aubeuf].
THE REVOLUTIONS OF PORTUGAL. Written in French by the Abbot De Vertot, of the Royal Academy of Inscriptions. Done into English from the last French Edition.
London: Printed for W. Taylor...and C. Rivington..., 1724.
Octavo, contemporary calf, spine label. viii, iv, 138, [10, index] pp. Frontispiece illustration. Binding a little worn, stained; front joint broken but the cords are still holding, internally repaired neatly with cloth tape; upper outer corner of titl e page has a small light ink name at top and a large, obtrusive 1839 ink name in a different hand beneath; soil spots to fore margin of two leaves and a few small soil spots in text; else VG and unworn internally. The translation was by Gabriel Rous Sillon. First edition in English of this translation was London: Chetwood, 1721. There was previously a London, 1712, English translation by John Hughes.
$150.00 Book Number: 12571 Order / Enquire