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Title: Revolutions De Portugal
Description: Chez François Barois, sur le Quay des Augustines, à la Ville de Nevers, Paris, 1728, 3rd edition, revised. Full contemporary speckled calf, VG. viii+360+[24]pp, upper hinge cracked, spine a little worn with a modern lettering piece, corners a trifle rubbed, occasional sheet a little yellowed, Ex libris Charles Shan Lord Cathcar whith his armorial bookplate carrying the date 1763 on the pastedown, Ex libris Baron de Spon with his modern armorial bookplate on the endpaper, a nice copy. Hardback , no dustjacket. ¶ Third edition of a well recvieved history of the Portuguese revolution of 1640 by the French historian & monk Abbé René Aubert de Vertot [ 1655 - 1735 ] which was originally published in 1689 under the title 'Histoire de la Conjuration de Portugal'. The book was praised as much for the language in which it was written as for its historical merit. On publication Madame de Sévigné wrote 'Nous avons lu, avec mon fils, la Conjuration de Portugal , qui est fort belle'.

Keywords: history, portugal, portuguese history, literature, travel

Price: GBP 65.00 = appr. US$ 92.82 Seller: Eastleach Books
- Book number: 36067