Gaticanea, ou Cruelissima Guerra entre os Caes, e os Gatos, decidida em huma sunguinolenta batalha na grande praca da real villa de Mafra - 4th Conde de Mafra's Copy
1781, Lisboa, 1781, First edition. 16,5 cm, Hardcover. xi+126+(2) pp. Engravings. Conditie: Good, Contemporary mottled sheep with spine gilt, four raised band, rubbed, inscription and ex libris by the fourth Conde de Mafra, another earlier inscription (1818) on blank page, a few inscription in (colour)pencil on titelpage and another inscription on page 3 (also in colourpencil) dated 1928. With a titlepage and two folding engraving, Small tears to folds in the blank margin (not touching the images), Second foldout engraving reinforced at the back. With direction to binder leaf at the end. Book about a mock battle between cats and dogs in the town of Mafra, Portugal. The cats symbolize women and the dogs man. The second plate shows an epic battle between cats and dogs with the famous palace of Mafra in the background. The first foldout shows the interior of a house where a cat and dog are fighting whilst two men try to seperate them.
Book number: 9450
€ 900.00 [Appr.: US$ 1070.27 | £UK 779.25 | JP¥ 117387]