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Portuguese Fine Bindings, Seven Volumes, Including One Manuscript, 18th and 19th Century.

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November 16, 2014 10:00AM


Portuguese Fine Bindings, Seven Volumes, Including One Manuscript, 18th and 19th Century.
18th century Christian manuscript on paper in Portuguese, translated from the Italian, octavo, in full Portuguese black morocco, ornately tooled in gilt on boards and spine, gilt and gauffered edges, headband fraying, slight rubbing and some insect damage to the spine, joints sound, 5 3/4 x 3 3/4 in.
Regulamento Para o Exercicio e Disciplina, Dos Regimentos de Infantaria dos Exercitos de Sua Magestade Fidelissima, [Lisbon]: Impresso na Secretaria de Estado, 1763; [bound with] Instruccoens Geraes Relativas a Varias Partes Essenciaes, Lisbon: Miguel Rodrigues, 1762; [and] approximately fifty leaves of blank paper; octavo, in full contemporary red Portuguese morocco, ornately gilt-tooled over boards and spine, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt and gauffered, one corner with loss, horizontally diagonal break in leather across bottom-most spine compartment, joints firm, 6 1/2 x 4 in.
Gaspar de Bragan├ža's (1716-1789) Tratado sobre a Origem, Enatureza dos Testamentos, Lisbon: Ferreira, 1783, octavo, bound in full red morocco, ornately tooled in gilt on boards and spine, marbled end leaves, gilt edges, contents good, binding intact, 6 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.
Jacinto Freire de Andrade's Vida de D. Joao de Castro, quatro Vice-Rei da India, Lisbon: Antonio Gomes, 1786, octavo, illustrated with a frontispiece portrait and three other engraved plates, including a folding view of the port and city of Diu; bound in contemporary sponge-decorated sheepskin, gilt spine and red label, ex libris E. Legge and Sir Thomas Phillipps, 5 3/4 x 3 3/4 in.
[and] Three 19th century Portuguese imprints in gold-tooled armorial bindings, small format, two in leather, one in blue silk. (7)
Estimate $600-800

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Lisbon, Dos, Miguel Rodrigues, Jacinto Freire de Andrade, D. Joao de Castro, India, Antonio Gomes, Diu, Thomas Phillipps