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[AGUIAR, VASCO JOSÉ DE].
Viagem ao interior da Nova Hollanda, obra moral, critica, e recreativa, dedicada a Sua Magestade Fidelissima a Rainha . Por V.J.A.
Lisboa: Typ. de Vicente Jorge de Castro & Irm‹o; vend-se nas Lojas de Livros de Orcel, Bordalo, e Viuva Henriques, 1841. 8vo. 3 vols bound in 1. Vol. 1: [4], vi, 219p. Vol. 2: 247, [1]p. Vol. 3: 201p. Imprint varies. Quarter green leather, green cloth boards; gold-tooled spine; lilac endpapers; edges and sides scuffed, top of spine chipped; internally a very good copy. ***** Vasco José de Aguiar was an undistinguished Portuguese civil servant who published two pieces of fiction in the 1840s, a Voyage to the Interior of New Holland (Viagem ao Interior da Nova Hollanda) and a collection of short narratives with the title Dreamt Truths (Verdades Sonhadas). While the literary quality of Aguiar's writings is far from high, they are worth reading for their utopian character. Indeed, Aguiar's fiction appears to bear the influence of utopian works such as More's Utopia, Swift's Gulliver's Travels and Voltaire's Micromégas. The Viagem ao interior da Nova Hollanda narrates a trip to Australia and the discovery of the Valley of Reason, a magnificent kingdom where morality and order prevail. "A fictitious work written as a personal account of a journey the author took as servant accompanying his master on a voyage to Australia. He chose Australia as the scene for his moralizing, hoping that the new nation will be forever free from the vices of the Old World" - Ferguson. Ferguson 3133 (quoting copies at Mitchell Library and National Library, Canberra); Innocêncio VII, 405.
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Book number: 17/004
GBP 350.00 [Appr.: EURO 402.75 US$ 456.08 | JP¥ 50518]
Keywords: Australia fictional voyages utopias antiquarian Portuguese

 
JUAN DE LOS ANGELES.
Diálogos de la conquista del espiritual y secreto Reyno de Dios, que segun el santo Evangelio està dentro de nosotros mismos. En ellos se trata de la vida interior y divina ...
Madrid: por la biuda de P. Madrigal, 1595. 4to. [16], 416, [24]p. Small woodcut on title page. Woodcut arms of Albert, Archduke of Austria and Cardinal Archishop of Toledo on ¤3 verso. Woodcut initials. Title page skilfully repaired. Slight shaving of marginalia in two pages of Prologo al lector. Small library stamp on title. Old vellum covers, rebacked to match, new end papers. ***** One of Spain's great 16th-century mystical writers, the Franciscan Juan de los Angeles has been called by Menendez y Pelayo 'uno de los mas suaves y regalados prosistas castellanos'. His style is perhaps inferior only to that of Luis de León in De los nombres de Cristo. His Triumphos del amor de Dios (Medina del Campo, 1590) owed much to Plato's views on love, as well as to St. Bonaventure and Sabunde - it was later revised and abridged as Lucha espiritual y amorosa entre Dios y el alma (1600). The Diálogos de la conquista del espiritual y secreto reyno de Dios, of which this is the first edition, was much influenced by the Northern European mystics, especially by Ruysbroeck and Tauler. It takes the form of a series of dialogues between a religious named Deseoso and his spiritual adviser. A second edition was printed at Barcelona in 1597, and a third edition which came out at Madrid in 1608 was accompanied by a sequel, Manual de vida perfecta. - Ward p.308. Palau 12447. Cat. Col. (Siglo XVI) J835. Pérez Pastor 462. No edition in Adams or Penney. NUC reports 1 copy only - at Harvard. BLC has modern editions only.
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Book number: 8/042
GBP 2400.00 [Appr.: EURO 2760.25 US$ 3127.42 | JP¥ 346410]
Keywords: theology

 
ANON.
Comedia nueva. La mas heroica romana. De un Ingenio de esta corte. Corregida y enmendada en esta segunda impresion.
Barcelona: en la Imprenta de Carlos Gibert y Tutó, Impresor y Librero, en la Libretería, [17--]. 4to. 31, [1] p. Modern marbled paper wrappers. At head of title: 'N.11' (left hand corner) - altered in ink to '21'; '1' (right hand corner). Imprint from colophon. ***** A comedia suelta. 'Un ingenio de esta corte' unidentified. H.E. Bergman & S.E. Szmuk, Comedias sueltas in New York Public Library, 736; W.A. McKnight & M.B. Jones, Comedias sueltas in the Library of the University of North Carolina, 1133; K.C. Gregg, Index to the Spanish Theatre Collection in the London Library, 849. Not in A.J.C. Bainton, Comedias sueltas in Cambridge University Library.
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Book number: 18/223
GBP 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 69.25 US$ 78.19 | JP¥ 8660]
Keywords: Spanish drama comedia suelta

 
ANON.
Matraca en romance, coplas en verso, el abate que voy, el coco de las Sardinas, y espantajo de los Pezes. A la derrota de la armada inglesa.
[Sevilla? c.1700-10.] 4to. [4]p. Drop title. Text in two columns per page. Modern half morocco. ***** A satirical ballad of 292 lines concerning the activity of the Anglo-Dutch fleet off the Spanish coast in the first years of the 18th century - the "bogeyman of the sardines and the scarer of the fishes." Palau 158366 "Sevilla, 1700-10". Not found in Escudero or in Almirante. Not in BL STC 18th century.. Maggs Cat. 508 (1928) Bibliotheca nautica, pt.1, 202. No copy located in NUC.
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Book number: 18/061
GBP 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 172.75 US$ 195.46 | JP¥ 21651]
Keywords: naval Spain antiquarian

 
AZEVEDO, LUIZ ANTONIO DE.
Dissertaçao critico-filologico-historica sobre o verdadeiro anno, manifestas causas, e attendiveis circumstancias da erecçao do tablado e orquestra do antigo theatro romano, descoberto na excavaçao da Rua de Sao Mamede perto do Castello desta cidade.
Lisboa: na nova Impressao da Viuva Neves e filhos, 1815. 4to. [10], lvi, 53p. 10 plates (including 2 folding). 19th-century mottled calf; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; original speckled paper wrappers bound in; silk bookmark. Bookseller's ticket "Livraria Brasília, Lisboa" on front pastedown. Binding, text and plates in fine condition. ***** For an account of this Roman ampitheatre in Lisbon, founded during the reign of the emperor Augustus, see www.monumentos.pt/Site/APP_PagesUser/SIPA.aspx?id=3110: Séc. 01 - construído durante o reinado do imperador Augusto; funcionou como teatro por 300 anos; na época de Nero teve a inauguraçao oficial após reformulaçao da zona do 'proscaenium', palco e 'orchesta'; séc. 4 - no reinado de Constantino começa a ser desmantelado; séc. 18, finais - é encontrado pois ficara parcialmente descoberto quando do terramoto de 1755, que faz ruir os prédios de habitaçao que se haviam construído sobre ele; 1797 - as ruínas sao desenhadas pelo arq. Francisco Xavier Fabri que dá o prospecto do monumento; 1799, 9 Fevereiro - a Gazeta de Lisboa noticiava que o prof. Luís António de Azevedo, tinha publicado a inscriçao dos libertos segundo desenho de Fabri, que comprovava a dedicaçao do Teatro Romano de Lisboa ao imperador Nero por Caio Heio Primo; séc. 19 - levantados planta e alçado e postos a descobertos parte da 'cavea' e provável área do 'proscaenium', por Francisco Xavier Fabri; 1815 - Luiz António de Azevedo publica a descriçao daquele; ruínas enterradas de novo; 1960 / 1967 - trabalhos de escavaçao de Fernando de Almeida; 1987 - é iniciada nova escavaçao (Dias Diogo) interrompida a 21 Abril 1990; 2001, Novembro - inauguraçao do Museu do Teatro Romano e campo Arqueológico envolvente; 2006, 22 agosto - parecer da DRCLisboa para definiçao de Zona Especial de Proteçao conjunta do castelo de Sao Jorge e restos das cercas de Lisboa, Baixa Pombalina e imóveis classificados na sua área envolvente; 2011, 10 outubro - o Conselho Nacional de Cultura prop›e o arquivamento de definiçao de Zona Especial de Proteçao; 18 outubro - Despacho do diretor do IGESPAR a concordar com o parecer e a pedir novas definiç›es de Zona Especial de Proteçao.
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Book number: 17/113
GBP 180.00 [Appr.: EURO 207.25 US$ 234.56 | JP¥ 25981]
Keywords: Portugal Lisbon Lisboa archaeology Roman ampitheatre antiquities antiquarian

 
CHARLES (CARLOS) IV, KING OF SPAIN.
Real cedula de S.M. por la que se manda guardar la instruccion en ella inserta, formada por el Tribunal de la Real Junta de Represalias para gobierno de la justicias del reyno en la expedicion de las causas de los sequestros de bienes ocupados a los franceses expulsos.
Madrid: Imprenta Real, 1793. Fol. 21p. Modern marbled paper wrappers. Royal decree relating to the sequestration of property belonging to French nationals expelled from Spain at the beginning of the French Revolutionary Wars.
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Book number: 18/151
GBP 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 46.25 US$ 52.12 | JP¥ 5774]
Keywords: France Spain

 
COLUTHUS (COLLUTHUS).
Coluthi Lycopolitae Thebani De raptu Helenae libellus. Ex graecis in latina carmina conversus, versionibus, variantibus, & animadversionibus illustratus. Opera, et studio Philippi Scio a Sancto Michaele.
Matriti: ex typographia Antonii Marin, 1770. 4to. [24], 174, [1]p. Contemporary calf; a fine copy. ***** The Rape of Helen is the only extant poem of Coluthus, Greek epic poet from Lycopolis in Egypt (fl. c.500 A.D.). Written in imitation of Homer and Nonnus, the poem tells the story of Paris and Helen from the wedding of Peleus and Thetis down to the elopement and arrival in Troy. This edition contains the Greek text, Latin version by Phelipe Scio de San Miguel, Bishop of Segovia, and a Spanish version by Ignacio García de San Antonio. Palau 57424. No copy recorded in NUC (whose earliest Spanish translation is Paris, 1823). BL STC Spanish, 18th century, C761.
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Book number: 18/048
GBP 280.00 [Appr.: EURO 322.25 US$ 364.87 | JP¥ 40415]
Keywords: Greek Latin Spanish epic poetry antiquarian

 
JUAN DE LA CRUZ (JOHN OF THE CROSS; JEAN DE LA CROIX)
Les oeuvres spirituelles du bien-heureux Jean de la Croix, premier carme déchaussé, et directeur de Sainte Therese. Traduction nouvelle. Par le R. Pere Jean Maillard, de la Compagnie de Jesus ...
Paris: chez Jean Couterot, 1695. 4to. [40], 594, [12]p. Title printed in red and black. Library stamp on title page partly deleted; small paper shelf label with number "O6" affixed to title page; slight worming in lower margin of preliminaries not affecting text; some spotting and discolouration in several gatherings. Modern half vellum, brown cloth-covered boards; leather spine title; modern endpapers; earlier red-edging of leaves preserved. St. John of the Cross challenges Luis de León for the title of Spain?s greatest poet and most critics would unhesitatingly describe him as the greatest mystic Spain has produced since the Renaissance. The three poems on which St. John?s fame rests as a writer and mystic are: Noche oscura, Cántico espiritual - which with the most exquisite imagery describe the soul?s quest of her Beloved - and Llama de amor viva, which dwells on the glories of the Life of Union. The Jesuit, Jean Maillard, also translated into French the writings of St. Teresa. His translation of St. John of the Cross had been preceded earlier in the 17th century by that of Père Cyprien de la Nativité de la Vierge. References: De Backer-Sommervogel, vol.5, vol.338, no.8; Cioranescu 44348.
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Book number: 6/050
GBP 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 172.75 US$ 195.46 | JP¥ 21651]
Keywords: theology, mysticism, Spain, Spanish poetry, antiquarian, Discalced Carmelites, Jesuits

 
DOUGLAS, SIR HOWARD
The crisis of Spain. Third edition. [By Sir Howard Douglas?]
London: John Murray, 1823. 8vo. [4], 81p. Modern quarter brown morocco, marbled sides. ***** An attack on the Spanish Constitution of 1812, "the mischievous tendencies of which are, it is to be feared, about to convulse Europe. It is almost entirely a pure democracy. A mode of elections whose basis is universal suffrage; - short (biennial) parliaments; - a legislature composed only of the commons estate; - a King without power; without a council of his own nomination:- in the hands of an executive council nominated and paid by the commons; - a council without whose dictamen the King can do nothing ..." (page 50). The author includes a precis of the Constitution together with an Appendix listing the members of the Cortes by which the Constitution of 1812 was framed. The National Union Catalog title entry for this work provides a footnote indicating that on the title page of one copy is written "by Sir Howard Douglas. Writ in 4 days. L.S.W." General Sir Howard Douglas saw service at Coruna in 1809; later (in 1811) he was sent by Lord Liverpool to report on the Spanish armies Galicia and Asturias. In 1823 he became Governor of New Brunswick (where he founded the University of Fredericton) and between 1835 and 1840 was Lord High Commissioner for the Ionian Islands. Alberich 995.
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Book number: 18/069
GBP 70.00 [Appr.: EURO 80.75 US$ 91.22 | JP¥ 10104]
Keywords: Spain constitution

 
ENGLAND. TREATIES, 1625-1649 (CHARLES I).
Capitulaçoes da paz feita entre el Rey nosso Senhor, & o Serenissimo Rey da Gram Bretanha, as quaes se cocluyram pelos diputados, que nellas se diz em Madrid a 15. [sic] de novembro de 1630.
Lisboa: por Antonio Alvarez, 1633. 4to. [1], 2-20 numbered leaves. Red morocco, gold-tooled binding signed by Emile Rousselle; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; red, green and yellow silk bookmark. The Treaty of Madrid signed 5 November 1630, which ended the war between England and Spain begun in 1625 as a result of a dispute between Charles I and Philip IV over the Palatinate. The war began badly for England with a disastrous naval expedition to Cadiz. Peace negotiations started in 1629 when Charles received the painter, Rubens, as the official envoy of the Spanish Netherlands. The Treaty of Madrid, signed in the following year, was greeted with scant enthusiasm by England's ally, the Netherlands, and by the English public; and in the Grand Remonstrance of 1641, Charles's opponents took him to task for 'the peace with Spain without consent of Parliament'. There are several editions of the treaty in several languages: Madrid 1630, Lima 1632, Madrid 1660 (all in Spanish - see Palau 43262-4); the English version appeared in two editions printed in London in 1630 (NSTC 9251 & 9251.3); a Dutch version was printed at Utrecht in 1631 (BL. Cat.) and a French version appeared at Brussels in 1660 (Palau 43265). This Portuguese translation is exceptionally rare.
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Book number: 17/025
GBP 800.00 [Appr.: EURO 920.25 US$ 1042.47 | JP¥ 115470]
Keywords: Treaty of Madrid treaties England Charles First Spain Philip Fourth antiquarian Portuguese

 
GALLEGOS Y CASTRO, ESTEVAN JOSÉ.
Oracion funebre en las exequias con que se solemnizo el dia XXIII. de agosto de MDCCLXX. la translacion de los huesos del illmo. Señor D.D. Diego del Corro, dignísimo Arzobispo de Lima, á esta Santa Iglesia Catedral desde el Pueblo de San Gerònimo
de Xauxa, donde falleciò visitando la diocesi. Dixola el D.D. Estevan Joseph Gallegos. Lima: en la Imprenta de los Niños Huérfanos [1770]. 4to. [12], 30p. Vellum covers. ***** Provides valuable biographical information on Diego del Corro, 15th archbishop of Lima. Corro was educated at Rome and a doctor of the University of Sigüenza. In 1752 he became bishop of Papayán and later, in 1758, was made archbishop of Lima. He died at Jauja in 1761 whilst on a pastoral visit to his diocese. This oration was delivered on the occasion of the transfer of his remains from Jauja to the Cathedral at Lima. Medina, Lima, 1309. Not in Palau. Not in BLC. NUC gives 2 locations: Yale & Duke U.L.
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Book number: 18/013
GBP 240.00 [Appr.: EURO 276.25 US$ 312.74 | JP¥ 34641]
Keywords: Lima Peru Corro antiquarian Latin America

 
GONZALEZ MARTINEZ, NICOLÁS.
Comedia nueva. Santo, esclavo, y rey a un tiempo, y mejor lis de la Francia San Luis. De un Ingenio de esta Corte.
Madrid: en la Imprenta de Antonio Sanz, 1743. 4to. [36] p. Modern marbled paper wrappers. At head of title: 'Num. 40' (right hand corner). Imprint from colophon. ***** A comedia suelta, with Saint Louis (Louis IX, King of France) as its main character. 'Un ingenio de esta corte' tentatively identified as Nicolás González Martínez by Gregg and by McKnight & Jones. K.C. Gregg, Index to the Spanish Theatre Collection in the London Library, 1305; W.A. McKnight & M.B. Jones, Comedias sueltas in the Library of the University of North Carolina, 1622. Not in A.J.C. Bainton, Comedias sueltas in Cambridge University Library.
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Book number: 18/225
GBP 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 69.25 US$ 78.19 | JP¥ 8660]
Keywords: Spanish drama comedia suelta

 
INTERIAN DE AYALA, JOANNES.
Humaniores atque amoeniores ad musas excursus: sive opuscula poetica quae quondam lusit aut panxit ... Ioannes Interian de Ayala ... quae in lucem edit ... Franciscus de Ribera ...
Matriti: ex Typographia Conventus prefati Ordinis, 1729. 8vo. [32], 187 pages. Title in black and red. Pages lightly browned. Small paper repair at outer margin of leaf H3 (pages 117-118) without loss of text. 19th-century russet brown calf decorated with blind tooling; gilt title label on spine; minor repair to front cover; brown endpapers; all edges marbled. ***** Neo-Latin verses, which, apart from religious themes, include a poem in praise of chocolate, panegyrics and funeral odes, a poem on snuff, "Icones philosophorum" (Pythagoras, Plato, Democritus, &c.), "Horologium cum cantionibus musicis". The final 16 pages include a few verses with Spanish translations appended: Martial, Ausonius, Juvenal, and Alciatus (emblems 194 and 108). ***** Palau 120851. Not in Short-title catalogue of 18th-century Spanish books in the British Library. NUC records only 1 copy - at Newberry Library.
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Book number: 18/070
GBP 280.00 [Appr.: EURO 322.25 US$ 364.87 | JP¥ 40415]
Keywords: Neo-Latin poetry antiquarian Hispanic

 
LINGUET, SIMON NICOLAS HENRI.
Théâtre espagnol. Tome second.
Paris: chez De Hansy, le jeune 1770. 12mo. [4], 497p. Contemporary mottled calf. Spine and corners worn. The rear paste-down has a (19th-century?) Russian library book label: Tsentral'naia Bibioteka Imperatorsnikh Teatrov. The second of three volumes. This volume contains four plays each with half title as follows:- Le viol puni, en espagnol, L'alcade de Zalamea; La cloison, en espagnol, El escondido y la tapada; Se défier des apparences, en espagnol, Nunca lo peor es cierto; La journée difficile, en espagnol, Los empe–os de seis horas. The first three items are by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. The fourth item, Los empe–os de seis horas - wrongly ascribed to Calderón on the half title - is by Antonio Coello (1611-1652). Reichenberger, K. & R. Bibliographisches Handbuch der Calderón-Forschung, I, 58(ii)
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Book number: 18/221
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 57.75 US$ 65.15 | JP¥ 7217]
Keywords: drama, Spanish, Calderón de la Barca, Antonio Coello, antiquarian

 
MARTINEZ DE MENESES, ANTONIO.
Comedia Juez y reo de su causa. De un ingenio de esta corte.
[Madrid]: Se hallará esta, las siguientes, y otras muchas en la Imprenta de Ruiz, calle de Embaxadores, esquina á la de S. Pedro; á real cada una, y por docenas á diez, [ca. 1785]. 4to. 31, [1] p. Modern marbled paper wrappers. At head of title: 'N. 115' (right hand corner). Imprint from colophon. The final, unnumbered page contains a bookseller's list of plays. ***** A comedia suelta by a Toledo-born playwright and poet of the Calderonian school. Attribution and conjectured date of publication taken from BL STC Spanish, 18th cent., 201a. H.E. Bergman & S.E. Szmuk, Comedias sueltas in New York Public Library, 641; W.A. McKnight & M.B. Jones, Comedias sueltas in the Library of the University of North Carolina, 997.
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Book number: 18/228
GBP 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 69.25 US$ 78.19 | JP¥ 8660]
Keywords: Spanish drama comedia suelta

 
OLANETA, JOSÉ ANTONIO DE. (TACON Y ROSIQUE, MIGUEL, MARQUIS DE LA UNION DE CUBA)
Juicio de residencia del escelentísimo señor Don Miguel Tacón, Vizconde del Bayamo, Marqués de la Union de Cuba, Caballero de la Insigne Orden del Toison de Oro, Teniente General de los egércitos nacionales, gobernador y capitan general que fué de la isla de Cuba: ó sea coleccion de varios escritos presentados por su apoderado y defensor el señor Don José Antonio de Olañeta, Fiscal electo de la Audiencia Pretorial mandada establecer en la ciudad de La Habana, y dados á luz por el Comercio, con un apéndice que contiene las respectivas sentencias.
Filadelfia: Imprenta de A. Walker, 1839. 201p. Publisher's brown embossed cloth; gilt spine title; spine very slightly faded. Tacón arrived as Spanish Governor of Cuba in 1834. His despotic administration resulted in the alienation and radicalization of those Cubans seeking independence (many of whom were exiled). By preventing elections of Cubans to the Spanish Cortés, he further wounded national pride and increased opposition to his rule. Tacón derived substantial personal wealth from his support of the slave trade and in 1838 he resigned, returned to Spain and was created Vizconde de Bayamo and Marqués de la Unión de Cuba. This work was written in regard to charges arising out of Tacón's conduct as Governor. References: Palau 326520 (under Tacón); Sabin 94193; Shaw & Shoemaker, A checklist of American imprints for 1839, no.57699; Carlos M. Trelles, Bibliografía cubana del siglo XIX, v.2, p.208: "Conviene estudiar esta publicación para formular datos precisos respecto de esa época en la historia insular. A la vez se encuentran en ella curiosas y ?tiles noticias sobre la historia antigua de la Habana que no deben ser indiferentes para el verdadero amor patria. Esta obra va haciéndose muy escasa."
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Book number: 18/140
GBP 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 287.75 US$ 325.77 | JP¥ 36084]
Keywords: Cuba, antiquarian, Hispanic, Philadelphia imprint, Americana, Caribbean

 
PEREZ DE MONTALBAN, JUAN.
Comedia famosa sacramental. El Polifemo. Del Doctor Juan Perez de Montalvan.
Barcelona: por Juan Serra Impresor. A costa de la Compa–ia, [ca. 1770]. 4to. [16] p. Modern marbled paper wrappers. Library stamp of Ricardo A. Caminos at foot of p.1. At head of title: 'Num. 257' (right hand corner). Imprint from colophon. ***** The best of one of a number of autos sacramentales by Pérez de Montalbán (1602-38), Polifemo is an allegory in which Galatea is threatened by Evil but saved by the Redeemer, Acis. BL STC Spanish, 18th cent., P126; M. Boyer, Texas collection of sueltas, 111.6; K.C. Gregg, Index to the Spanish Theatre Collection in the London Library, 1156.
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Book number: 18/229
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Keywords: Spanish drama comedia suelta

 
PLINIUS CAECILIUS SECUNDUS, CAIUS.
El Panegírico de Plinio en castellano, pronunciado en el Senado en alabanza del mejor Príncipe Trajano Augusto ... traducido del latín por ... Francisco de Barreda: ilustrado con varias notas, y diez discursos ...
Madrid: en la Imprenta de D. Antonio Espinosa, 1787. 4to. [12], 308p. 1 plate: 'Plinio orando en el Senado á presencia de Trajano' signed 'Josef Ximeno inv. et sculp.' Stamp of Biblioteca de Manuel Polo y Pérez on title and final page; signature of Polo y Pérez on verso of title page. Contemporary mottled calf, slightly worn at corners and edges, gold-tooled spine, marbled endpapers. Engraved bookseller's label on front pastedown 'Luis Bardon, librero-anticuario, Madrid'. ***** The Panegyric of Pliny the Younger, a public speech of thanks to the Emperor Trajan full of correctly loyal sentiments. This Spanish translation was first published at Madrid in 1622. The translator has added ten Discursos or commentaries, the most interesting of which is perhaps Discurso IX 'Invectiva á las comedias que prohibió Trajano, y apología por las nuestras'. Palau 229053. Beardsley 159. NUC reports 2 copies of this edition. No copy in BLC.
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Book number: 8/068
GBP 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 172.75 US$ 195.46 | JP¥ 21651]
Keywords: Latin Spanish Trajan Pliny the Younger

 
RIPOLL, ACACIO ANTONIO DE.
Regaliarum tractatus Eminentissimo, et Reverendissimo Alexandro Bichio Episcopo Carpectoracten. S.R.E. Cardinali dicatus.
Barcinone: ex praelo Gabrielis Nogues, expensis Francisci Menescal, Mercatoris Bibliopol[a]e & Gabrielis Nogues, Typographi,1644. Fol. [12], 335, [63]p. Engraved coat of arms of the dedicatee, Cardinal Alessandro Bichi, on title-page. Text in double columns (one col. on p.75 partly scored out in ink). Heavy discolouration of paper in some gatherings; slight marginal damp stains in first few leaves. Title-page creased. Contemporary limp vellum with two leather ties ***** A treatise on royal rights and privileges written by a Catalan jurist and Professor at the University of Huesca, whose other legal works included a treatise on maritime law and a commentary on Roman wills. Palau 269184. No copy in NUC or BL.
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Book number: 18/047
GBP 240.00 [Appr.: EURO 276.25 US$ 312.74 | JP¥ 34641]
Keywords: law Spain antiquarian

 
RODRIGUES PACHECO, PANTALEAO.
Discursos, que se presentaram na Curia Romana, porque se mostra que o illustrissimo, & reverendissimo Senhor Dom Miguel de Portugal bispo de Lamego avia de ser recebido em aquella corte, como embaixador do Serenissimo Rey de Portugal Dom Joam o IV ... Traduzidos de italiano em portuguez.
Lisboa: por Antonio Alvarez, Impressor del Rey N.S. vendese em casa de Lourenço de Queiros, livreiro do estado de Bragança, 1642. 4to. [2], 16, [2]p. Half binding in green morocco and green cloth by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. A rare tract relating to the independence of Portugal, which was declared in December 1640 with the accession of the Duke of Bragança as John IV. (The union of the Spanish and Portuguese crowns in 1580 under Philip II of Spain had long ceased to function effectively, not least because of conflicting mercantile interests in South America.) Opposition to Portugal's independence came from Spain and Rome. This tract sets out John IV's claims as submitted to the Pope by his ambassador Miguel de Portugal, Bishop of Lamego - claims supported by England, France, Holland and Denmark. The Pope rejected the bishop's credentials and he left Rome on 18 December 1642 after a year of fruitless application. (See E. Brazao, A missao a Roma do bispo de Lamego, Boletim da Biblioteca da Universidade de Coimbra, v.18, 1948, pp.1-65.) A pencil note on the fly leaf of this copy identifies the author as Pantaleao Rodrigues Pacheco, a member of Lamego's embassy. V.F. Goldsmith, A short title catalogue of Spanish and Portuguese books, 1601-1700 in the Library of the British Museum, P526 (2 copies). Not traced in Silva. NUC reports only the Harvard copy.
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Book number: 17/022
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TORENO, JOSÉ MARÍA QUEIPO DE LLANO Y RUIZ DE SARAVÍA, CONDE DE.
Information on the principal events which took place in the government of Spain, from the commencement of the insurrection, in 1808, to the dissolution of the ordinary Cortes, in 1814; intended to explain the causes which led to the late
revolution, and more particularly to repel the calumnies of the French press ... Translated from the original Spanish, by William Walton, Esq., exclusively for the Pamphleteer. London: 1820. (The Pamphleteer, vol.17, no.33) 8vo. 43p. Modern marbled paper wrappers. ***** Toreno (1786-1843), Asturian nobleman, historian and Liberal, is chiefly remembered as the author of Historia del levantamiento, guerra y revoluciòn de España, Madrid, 1835-37. He was present at Madrid when the city rose against Murat in 1808 and took part in the struggle which was the beginning of the Peninsular War. A deputy in the Cortes (1811-14), he helped frame the Constitution of 1812. In exile from 1814 to 1820, he returned to the restored Cortes but when the French intervened in 1823 again went into exile. For a brief few months in 1834 - during the regency of Maria Christina - he was Prime Minister. The translator of this tract, William Walton, was educated in Spain and Portugal, travelled in Spanish America, and became British agent in San Domingo (1802-09). After his return to England in 1810 he chiefly devoted himself to writing against government policy in Spain and Portugal. Alberich 980.
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Book number: 18/068
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VERDI, GIUSEPPE; CAMMARANO, SALVATORE.
Luiza Miller. Melodrama tragico em 5 actos em muzica de celebre mestre compositor José Verdi.
Lisboa: Typographia na rua da Condeça, 5 (ao Carmo), 1861. 8vo. 32p. Plain blue paper wrappers (slightly worn and chipped at edges). Internally a very good copy. Synopsis in Portuguese of the Italian libretto for Verdi's opera Luisa MIller by Salvatore Cammarano, which in turn was adapted from the play Kabale und Liebe by the German dramatist Friedrich von Schiller.
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Book number: 17/079
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WARD, BERNARDO.
Proyecto econòmico, en que se proponen varias providencias, dirigidas á promover los intereses de España, con los medios y fondos necesarios para su plantificaciòn: escrito en el año de 1762 ... Obra postuma. Segunda impresiòn.
Madrid: Por D. Joachin Ibarra, 1779. 4to. [4], xxviii, 400p. Modern vellum. Some very slight marginal water-staining. ***** Ward, an Irishman who had settled in Spain, was commissioned by Ferdinand VI to undertake a fact-finding mission in Europe in 1750-54, and upon his return composed the Proyecto econòmico, completed in 1762 but published posthumously in 1779 (1st and 2nd editions, with a 3rd edition in 1782 and a 4th in 1787). The Proyecto econòmico suggests ways of encouraging agriculture and commerce in Spain and her colonies. The proposals are quite specific and were probably controversial. In Part 1, for example, which is concerned mostly with Spain, Ward proposes the abolition of privileges granted to guilds, cities, provinces, the Mesta and the Cabaña Real (p.147). Part 2 is concerned with the Spanish possessions in the Americas. Ward shows how Spain might imitate British and French commercial practice in their colonies. He suggests that the Indians be given and taught to cultivate land, or taught to run other businesses, and that they be allowed to trade more freely among themselves, with colonists and with Spain. Ward also advocates the extension of trade between Spain's American possessions and Asia, and the establishment of a regular system of transportation and communication between Spain and the colonies. The final section of Part 2 (pp.320-400), Obra pía, medio de remediar la miseria de la gente pobre de España, originally published separately in 1750, is "an influential work on the question of poverty and idleness" that "especially promoted the idea that the State could expect substantial economic benefits by applying the idle poor to useful tasks". - W.J. Callahan, Honor, commerce and industry in 18th-century Spain, p.60. Medina, BHA 494. Palau 373988. Kress Library Cat. B243.
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Book number: 8/096
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Keywords: economics Spain antiquarian Latin America Hispanic

 
ZARAGOZA, JOSÉ.
Trigonometria hispana, resolutio triangulorum plani, & sphaerici: constructio sinuum, tangentium, secantium, & logarithmorum, eorumque usus ... Secunda editio.
Valentiae: apud Hyeronimum de Villagrassa, 1673. 4to. [8], 136p. 4 sheets of mathematical problems and 3 sheets of geometrical drawings tipped in. Cancelled library stamp on verso of title-page. Late 17th/early 18th-century presentation inscription on title-page to an Orvieto College from Antonius Saracinellus (Antonio Saracinello). Contemporary vellum, with ties; sprinkled red-edged leaves. A work on trigonometry by one of Spain's foremost mathematicians and astronomers of the 17th century. ***** Born in Alcalá de Chibert in 1627, Zaragoza turned down at an early age the Chair of Mathematics in Valencia and in 1651 entered the Jesuit Order. However, his devotion to mathematics remained undiminished and by his death in 1679 he had published nine works on mathematics and astronomy including his Arithmetica universal of 1669 (his first published work), Esphera en comun celeste y terraquea of 1675, and Fábrica y uso de varios instrumentos mathematicos con que sirvio al Rey N.S. D. Carlos Segundo, also published in 1675 - the year in which Zaragoza was appointed preceptor in mathematics to the Spanish king. Many more writings survive in manuscript, including Zaragoza's observations on the comet visible at Arganda near Madrid in 1677 (communicated in abbreviated form to the Journal des Savants of the same year). See Armando Cotarelo Valledor, El P. José de Zaragoza y la astronomía de su tiempo, in Asociación Nacional de Historiadores de la Ciencia espa–ola, aestudios sobre la ciencia espa–ola del siglo XVII (Madrid, 1935), pp.65-223. ***** Bound with: [ZARAGOZA, José], Canon trigonometricus. Continens logarithmos, sinuum, et tangentium, ad singula scrupula totius semicirculi. Radii logarithmo 10.0000000. Matriti: apud Bernardum à Villa-Diego, 1672. 4to. [48]p. ***** Bound with: [ZARAGOZA, José], Tabula logarithmica continens undecim numerorum chiliades, cum suis logarithmis ab unitate, scilicet, ad 11100. Dispositis nova methodo, et proportioni astronomicae applicatis in gratiam astronomorum. Matriti: apud Bernardum à Villa-Diego, 1672. 4to. [40]p. ***** References: Item 1: Palau 379545. De Backer-Sommervogel vol.8, col.1466, no.5. Not in Penney. NUC reports only the New Public Library copy of this Latin text, plus 2 copies of the Spanish version, Trigonometria espa–ola, Mallorca, 1672. Spanish text only in British Library (Goldsmith Z6). Item 2: Palau 379542. De Backer-Sommervogel vol.8, col.1466, no.3. Not in Penney. NUC reports 3 copies. Not in British Library. Item 3: Palau 379543. De Backer-Sommervogel vol.8, col.1466, no.4. not in Penney. NUC reports 2 copies. Not in British Library.
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Book number: 8/100
GBP 750.00 [Appr.: EURO 862.75 US$ 977.32 | JP¥ 108253]
Keywords: mathematics trigonometry

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