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Camões, Luís de (1524-1580) trans. Sir Richard Fanshawe (1608-1666) The Lusiad, or Portugals Historicall Poem.

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3117B
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32
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$5,843$4,750

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Books & Manuscripts - 3117B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 20, 2018 12:00PM

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Camões, Luís de (1524-1580) trans. Sir Richard Fanshawe (1608-1666) The Lusiad, or Portugals Historicall Poem. London: for Humphrey Moseley, at the Prince's Arms in St Pauls Church-yard, 1655. First edition in English, illustrated with engraved frontispiece bound opposite title, two full-page engraved portraits: one of Prince Henry of Portugal, the other of Vasco da Gama (1469-1524); bound in full contemporary (c. 1670) speckled calf, gilt-tooled spine, an unsophisticated copy with gilt-tooled spine, some wear, front joint tender, contents generally good, water stains, 12 x 7 1/2 in.

The Lusiads, considered one of the most important Portuguese poems, is an epic work on the subject of Vasco da Gama's explorations in the Americas.

[pi]1, A4, a4, b2, [two plates], [unsigned singlet: a verse by Tasso on da Gama], B-Z4, Aa-Ff4.
http://estc.bl.uk/R18836
Estimate $6,000-8,000


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Keywords

Richard Fanshawe, Humphrey Moseley, Henry, London, Portugal, Brazilian footballers, Da Gama, Exploration, Gama, India, Os Lusíadas, Portuguese people, Vasco da Gama

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