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Al Publico. La comision nombrada por la junta jeneral el 5 de octubre del presente año, para hacer observaciones al proyecto que se publicó, con el objecto de formar esta nueva compañía bajo el titulo de “Sociedad Chilena de Industria y Poblacion” . [text begins:] Artículo 1º. – Se establece una compañia con el título de Sociedad Chilena de Industria y Poblacion.

[SOCIEDAD CHILENA DE INDUSTRIA Y POBLACION]. Folio (28.5 x 19 cm.), disbound. Caption title. List of subscribers on verso, in 2 columns. Good to very good condition. Early manuscript foliation in ink. (2 ll.) *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. The purpose of the Sociedad Chilena de Industria y Población, according to Articulo 2, is "comprar terrenos y hacerlos productivos, abrir canales de riego y navegacion, formar poblaciones industriosas." The statutes of the Sociedad are followed by the names of more than 200 subscribers, among them General D. Manuel Búlnes (president of Chile 1841-1851), Joaquin Prieto (president, 1831-1841), General Francisco de la Lastra (supreme director, 1814), and many clergymen, military men, and men and women of prominent families. In the period of stability and peace following the War of the Confederation, President Bulnes encouraged educational, cultural, and industrial expansion. The University of Chile was founded in Santiago in 1842 and the settlement of Fuerte Bulnes was established in 1843, to enforce Chilean sovereignty over the Strait of Magellan.*** Briseño III, 25 (no. 144). Not located in CCPBE. Not located in Rebiun. Not located in Jisc.
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Revista occidental. Iº anno, tomo primeiro, fasiculos 1-6, and tomo segundo, fasciculos 1-5, a complete run.

11 issues in 2 volumes. Large 8°, original printed wrappers, uncut, in two folding cases with crimson leather spines, gilt with raised bands in five compartments, marbled boards on all other sides. In fine condition. Engraved armorial bookplates of D. Diogo de Bragança [Lafões] on front sides of cases. 768; 639, (1) pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION-A COMPLETE RUN of this rare Portuguese periodical containing the first appearance of O Crime do Padre Amaro, one of the best and most important novels ever written, the first novel written entirely by Eça de Queiroz, and certainly one of his most important works. (O Mistério da estrada de Sintra, written in collaboration with Ramalho Ortigão, had appeared in 1870.) Eça had serious disagreements with the editors of the Revista, Antero de Quental and Batalha Reis, regarding corrections to his work, and was very dissatisfied with the published result. He substantially revised it for the first edition in book form, published in 1876.The Revista Occidental includes works in Portuguese by such noted authors as Antero de Quental, Manuel de Arriaga, Luciano Cordeiro, Gonçalves Crespo, Oliveira Martins and Gomes Leal, and also works in Spanish by Cánovas del Castillo, Pi y Margall, Jacinto Octavio Picón and Patricio de la Escosura.The rarity of this periodical, especially with all the original wrappers present, has led to some confusion among bibliographers regarding the number of issues and the dates of publication, doubtless mostly because only the original printed wrappers indicate the fascicle number and date of publication. The only published record of an actual copy we have been able to locate, sold in the Fernandes Thomaz sale in 1912, has the same dates of publication as this copy and the same number of issues, and is described as "collecção completa." Two copies handled by us in the early 1990s, one sold in the summer of 2001, and one sold in the summer of 2012, had the same collation as the present one. Provenance: Dom Diogo de Bragança (Lafões) (Lisbon, 1930-Lisbon, 2012) was an accomplished equestrian, author of books on dressage, and a dedicated bibliophile whose collection focused on books about horses and horsemanship, plus works on Portuguese history and literature. Dom Diogo used the courtesy title Marquês de Marialva, by permission of his elder brother, Dom Lopo de Bragança, Duque de Lafões, the actual holder of the title. For the bookplate, see Avelar Duarte, Ex-libris portugueses heráldicos. See also Anuário da Nobreza de Portugal, III, Tomo I (1985), pp. 20-1. *** Fernandes Thomaz 4352. Guerra da Cal 29: stating that the work appeared from February 1875 to July 1876, in only 7 fascicles. Silva Pereira, Jornalismo portuguez, p. 130: giving the dates of publication as 15 Feb. to 30 Aug. 1875. Grande enciclopédia XXV, 433: giving the same dates of publication as Silva Pereira. Union List of Serials locates volume I to volume II, nº 5 (giving the dates as Feb. 1875 to Jan. 1876) at CU. Not located in NUC.
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Systema naturae per regna tria naturae: secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio in Lusitania prima: correcta secundum editionem decimam tertiam auctan, et reformatam. Johann Friedrich Gmelin (1748-1804), editor.

LINNÉ, Carl von [or Carolus Linnaeus]. 9 volumes. 8°, contemporary tree sheep, smooth spines gilt with tan lettering pieces, gilt letter. First 7 volumes dated 1793; volumes 8-9 dated 1794. Printed on high quality paper. In fine to very fine condition. Binding pristine. Internally clean and crisp. Color abstract pictorial bookplate of Joaquim Pessoa in first volume. Old ink manuscript signature of Dr. Antonio V. d'Oliveira David in upper blank margins of half titles of all save volume VI. (2 ll.), xxxx, 270 pp., (1 blank l.); (2 ll.), xvi, 485 pp., (1 blank l.); (2 ll.), 557 pp., (1 blank l.) ; (2 ll.), iiii, 627 pp.; (2 ll.), xii, 691 pp.; (2 ll.), 770 pp., (1 blank l.); (2 ll.), 538 pp., (1 blank l.); (2 ll.), xii, 623 pp.; 432 pp. *** First Portuguese Edition of this basic work among Linnaeus' publications. It offers his system of classification for animals, plants and minerals. Linnaeus (1707-1778) has been called "Princeps botanicorum" (Prince of Botanists) and "The Pliny of the North". He is also considered one of the founders of modern ecology. In botany and zoology, the abbreviation L. is used to indicate Linnaeus as the authority for a species' name. In older publications, the abbreviation "Linn." is found.Provenance: António V[anâncio] d'Oliveira David (1848-?), obtained his doctorate from the Faculdade de Philosophia of Coimbra University. He wrote books on botany and geology. See Innocêncio, XX, 267; Grande encicloédia, VIII, 418.Joaquim [Maria] Pessoa (1948-2023), poet, artist, publicist, student of Portuguese pre-history, and book collector, was the author or co-author of many Portuguese television programs, and for six years (1988-1994) was director of the Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores. He also founded the artistic cooperative Toma Lá Disco, with Ary dos Santos, Fernando Tordo, Carlos Mendes, Paulo de Carvalho and Luiz Villas-Boas, among others. See Álvaro Manuel Machado in Machado, ed., Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, p. 379.*** Soulsby 126. National Library of Medicine, Eighteenth-Century STC, p. 273.
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O correio interceptado.

[BORGES, José Ferreira]. 8°, contemporary grayish-brown boards with paper spine label (some wear), smooth spine. Partly unopened. In very good to fine condition. 297, vi pp., (1 l. errata); quire signatures erratic but pagination follows. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this series of letters on a wide variety of subjects: politics in Portugal, Great Britain, the United States, Latin America and Brazil, ecclesiastical affairs, Alexander I of Russia, the wine trade, paper money and banking, the equestrian statue of D. José I in Lisbon's Black Horse Square, the Azores, censorship, medicine, D. João VI, the Barão de Rendufe, Greece, the Jesuits, education of deaf-mutes, and more.Ferreira Borges (1786-1838), a leading liberal economist and political and legal thinker, received his law degree from Coimbra and quickly established a reputation as a barrister specializing in commercial law. In addition to being the author of the Codigo commercial portuguez, enacted in 1833 and in force until 1888, he wrote many other works on commercial law as well as poetry, essays, and even the first Portuguese work on forensic medicine. He also played a leading role in the 1820 revolution and was nominated Secretary of the Interior of the provisional government.*** Innocêncio IV, 328. Not located in Lisbon, Faculdade de Medicina, Catálogo da Colecção Portuguesa. Not in Pires de Lima, Catálogo da Bibliotheca da Escola Medico-Cirurgica do Porto. Not in JCB, Portuguese and Brazilian Books. On the author, see Laranjo, Economistas portugueses pp. 113-128. Porbase locates seven copies: three at Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, two at Biblioteca Municipal do Porto, and one each at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian and Biblioteca João Paulo II-Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Jisc repeats British Library. KVK (51 databases searched) adds Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut and University of Toronto. NUC: MH, ICN.
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Elucidario das palavras, termos, e frases, que em Portugal antiguamente se suárão, e que hoje regularmente se ignorão: obra indeispensavel par entender sem erro os documentos mais raros, e preciousos, que entre nós se conservão: publicado em beneficio da litteratura portugueza, e dedicado ao Primcipe N. Senhor.

VITERBO, Joaquim de Santa Rosa de. 2 volumes. Folio (30.2 x 21 cm.), contemporary tree sheep (only the slightest rubbing), flat spine gilt with crimson morocco lettering piece, short title gilt, text block edges sprinkled green. Woodcut Portuguese royal arms on title pages. Woodcut tailpiece. Printed on thick paper of excellent quality; volume II using bluish paper. In fine condition. Armorial bookplate of Luiz de Vasconcellos Porto. (2 ll.), 484 pp., (1 l. errata), 5 ll. plates; 416, 62 pp., (1 l. errata). Main text in 2 columns. *** FIRST EDITION of the author's best known work. While painstakingly written, and groundbreaking in its time, eventually critics discovered defects and inexactitudes. Despite its faults, the work has been reprinted several times, including a fairly recent edition, and is widely appreciated by historians and lexicographers. While not particularly rare, this book is extremely difficult to find in such fine condition as the present copy.Frei Joaquim de Santa Rosa de Viterbo (Gradiz, Guarda, 1744-Santo Cristo da Fraga, Sátão, Viseu, 1822), was a lexicographer, philologist, historian and Franciscan of the Província da Conceição, preacher for his order, chronicler for the província, notário apostólico, and corresponding member of the Academia Real das Sciencias de Lisboa.*** Innocêncio IV, 152-4; XII, 147, 400. Pinto de Mattos, p. 514: "O Elucidario é livro estimado." See also Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, I, 559-60.
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Em demanda do Graal.

VIEIRA, Afonso Lopes. 8°, original illustrated wrappers (some foxing). Title-page printed in red and black. Uncut. In very good condition. Author's six-line purple ink manuscript presentation inscription to Albino Forjaz de Sampaio on initial blank leaf recto, signed "Affonso Lopes Vieira". (1 blank l.), 386 pp., (3 ll., 1 blank l.). *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this volume consisting of papers read in public and essays, with a few poems. Subjects of the papers and essays are Inês de Castro, the panels of São Vicente, Camões, Portuguese art, João de Deus, Eça de Queiroz, and much more.Afonso Lopes Vieira (1878-1946) was Portugal's best traditional poet of the twentieth century. In 1916 he resigned his post as Redactor da Câmara dos Deputados in Lisbon in order to dedicate himself to reading and to poetry. His home, São Pedro de Moel, became a haven for artists, musicians and writers. He also travelled extensively in Europe and North Africa, and reminiscences of these travels often appear in his works.Lopes Vieira's earliest published works were written as a student at Coimbra, 1897-1900, e.g. Para quê?, 1897, and Náufrago, 1898. From this melancholy phase he passed into a nationalistic one, in which he publicized early Portuguese literature, aiming to "reaportuguesar Portugal tornando-o europeau." During this period he helped prepare an edition of Camões (1928) and edited Montemayor's Diana, the Amadis, and Rodrigues Lobo. His Portuguese translation of the Poema do Cid was published in the periodical Lusitânia, of which Lopes Vieira served as secretary. He also wrote essays and fiction, as well as works for children, e.g. Animais nossos amigos, 1911 and Canto infantil, 1912.Provenance: Albino Maria Pereira Forjaz de Sampaio (1884-1949) was a member of the Academia das Sciências de Lisboa. He wrote and edited a large number of books; among the most noteworthy are the 4-volume História da literatura portuguesa ilustrada, and the catalogue of his collection of Portuguese theater: Subsídios para a História do Teatro Português. Teatro de Cordel (Catálogo da Colecção do autor), published by the Academy of Sciences in 1922. His Palavras Cinicas was perhaps the greatest bestseller in twentieth-century Portugal, with 46 editions by the time of his death. A passionate bibliophile, there is a catalogue of the auction sale of his library, Catálogo da importante e valiosa biblioteca do ilustre escritor . Albino Forjaz de Sampaio . a venda em leilão . 11 de junho de 1945 na Liquidadora Fuertes . sob a direcção de Arnaldo Henriques de Oliveira. For Forjaz de Sampaio, see Maria Amélia Gomes in Machado, ed., Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, p. 432; António Leitão in Biblos, IV, 1076-7; Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, III, 310-1. *** Santos, Exposição bibliográfica de Afonso Lopes Vieira, p. 14. See Saraiva & Lopes, História da literatura portuguesa (17th ed., 2001), p. 961; Bell, Portuguese Literature, p. 337: "There is a certain strength as well as a subtle music about his verse which is of good promise for the future." Also Maria Amélia Gomes in Machado, ed., Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, pp. 501-2; Fernando Guimarães in Biblos, V, 844-6; and Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, III, 214-6. Porbase locates twelve copies. Jisc locates two copies: British Library and Liverpool University.
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O poema do Cid: versão em prosa da gesta castelhana do século XII “Cantar de mio Cid” por Afonso Lopes Vieira.

VIEIRA, Afonso Lopes. 8°, original illustrated wrappers. Facsimile illustration "Batalha que foi entre Martin Gómez e Rodrigo de Bivar, sôbre Callaforra" from the illuminated manuscript "Crónica de Espanha". The poet's Petrarch-like ex-libris "Or Piango Or Canto" with scallop and whelk shells on second leaf recto. Uncut and partly unopened. In fine condition Author's four-line ink manuscript presentation inscription to Albino Forjaz de Sampaio on second leaf recto, signed "Afonso Lopes Vieira". (1 blank l., 6 ll.), xii pp., (p. [xiii], verso blank), (1 l.), 147, (1) pp., (6 ll., 1 l. advt., 1 blank l.). *** First Edition in Portuguese. Number 1 of 18 copies in a special publisher's leather binding on "papel de Leorne, numerados e rubricados pelo Autor." The present copy is signed with the author's initials in red ink.Preface in Spanish by R. Menéndez Pidal, pp. i-[xiii]. In a section titled "Notas", the author offers a few concluding remarks on what he considers the tríptico of translations he has completed for the publisher: Amadis, Diana, and Cid ("Notas" appears on the two unnumbered leaves following the final page of main text).Provenance: Albino Maria Pereira Forjaz de Sampaio (1884-1949) was a member of the Academia das Sciências de Lisboa. He wrote and edited a large number of books; among the most noteworthy are the 4-volume História da literatura portuguesa ilustrada, and the catalogue of his collection of Portuguese theater: Subsídios para a História do Teatro Português. Teatro de Cordel (Catálogo da Colecção do autor), published by the Academy of Sciences in 1922. His Palavras Cinicas was perhaps the greatest bestseller in twentieth-century Portugal, with 46 editions by the time of his death. A passionate bibliophile, there is a catalogue of the auction sale of his library, Catálogo da importante e valiosa biblioteca do ilustre escritor . Albino Forjaz de Sampaio . a venda em leilão . 11 de junho de 1945 na Liquidadora Fuertes . sob a direcção de Arnaldo Henriques de Oliveira. For Forjaz de Sampaio, see Maria Amélia Gomes in Machado, ed., Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, p. 432; António Leitão in Biblos, IV, 1076-7; Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, III, 310-1. *** Santos, Exposição bibliográfica de Afonso Lopes Vieira, p. 15.
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Cancioneiro de Coimbra em que se contêm poesias portuguesas, & nos saudosos campos inspiradas, desde o seculo XV até aos nossos tempos, com uma sylva de romances & cantigas tradicionais. Escolhidas por .

VIEIRA, Afonso Lopes, ed. 8°, original plain wrappers with illustrated dust jacket (spine faded). Arms of Coimbra reproduced on title page and front wrapper. Publisher's vignette of rear wrapper. Uncut. In very good condition; fine internally. Three line purple ink manuscript presentation inscription to Albino Forjaz de Sampaio on p. [1], signed "Affonso Lopes Vieira". 146 pp., (1 l.). *** FIRST EDITION of this anthology of Portuguese poetry, ranging from Garcia de Resende to Lopes Vieira himself. A second edition appeared in 1971, and a third was published in 2002.Afonso Lopes Vieira (1878-1946) was Portugal's best traditional poet of the twentieth century. In 1916 he resigned his post as Redactor da Câmara dos Deputados in Lisbon in order to dedicate himself to reading and to poetry. His home, São Pedro de Moel, became a haven for artists, musicians and writers. He also travelled extensively in Europe and North Africa, and reminiscences of these travels often appear in his works.Lopes Vieira's earliest published works were written as a student at Coimbra, 1897-1900, e.g. Para quê?, 1897, and Náufrago, 1898. From this melancholy phase he passed into a nationalistic one, in which he publicized early Portuguese literature, aiming to "reaportuguesar Portugal tornando-o europeau." During this period he helped prepare an edition of Camões (1928) and edited Montemayor's Diana, the Amadis, and Rodrigues Lobo. His Portuguese translation of the Poema do Cid was published in the periodical Lusitânia, of which Lopes Vieira served as secretary. He also wrote essays and fiction, as well as works for children, e.g. Animais nossos amigos, 1911 and Canto infantil, 1912.Provenance: Albino Maria Pereira Forjaz de Sampaio (1884-1949) was a member of the Academia das Sciências de Lisboa. He wrote and edited a large number of books; among the most noteworthy are the 4-volume História da literatura portuguesa ilustrada, and the catalogue of his collection of Portuguese theater: Subsídios para a História do Teatro Português. Teatro de Cordel (Catálogo da Colecção do autor), published by the Academy of Sciences in 1922. His Palavras Cinicas was perhaps the greatest bestseller in twentieth-century Portugal, with 46 editions by the time of his death. A passionate bibliophile, there is a catalogue of the auction sale of his library, Catálogo da importante e valiosa biblioteca do ilustre escritor . Albino Forjaz de Sampaio . a venda em leilão . 11 de junho de 1945 na Liquidadora Fuertes . sob a direcção de Arnaldo Henriques de Oliveira. For Forjaz de Sampaio, see Maria Amélia Gomes in Machado, ed., Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, p. 432; António Leitão in Biblos, IV, 1076-7; Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, III, 310-1. *** Innocêncio XXII, 512. Santos, Exposição bibliográfica de Afonso Lopes Vieira, p. 10. See Saraiva & Lopes, História da literatura portuguesa (17th ed., 2001), p. 961; Bell, Portuguese Literature, p. 337: "There is a certain strength as well as a subtle music about his verse which is of good promise for the future." Also Maria Amélia Gomes in Machado, ed., Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, pp. 501-2; Fernando Guimarães in Biblos, V, 844-6; and Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, III, 214-6. Porbase locates eight copies: four in the Biblioteca João Paulo II-Universidade Católica Portuguesa, two in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, and one each at the Biblioteca Geral da Universidade de Coimbra, and the Centre for English Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies-Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Jisc cites British Library and Cambridge University.
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O romance de Amadis. Reconstituição do Amadis de Gaula dos Lobeiras . por Affonso Lopes Vieira.

VIEIRA, Afonso Lopes. 8°, original illustrated wrappers (small slits near head and foot of spine). Very fine condition. Author's five-line presentation inscription to Albino Forjaz de Sampaio in purple ink manuscript, signed "Affonso Lopes Vieira" on second leaf recto, blank except for "Or Piango Or Canto" with scallop and whelk shells. xlv, 218 pp., (5 ll., 1 blank l.). *** Second edition in Portuguese. Preface by Carolina Michaëlis de Vasconcelos. The first edition in Portuguese was published in 1922; there was a third edition of 1935, and an undated fourth edition.Provenance: Albino Maria Pereira Forjaz de Sampaio (1884-1949) was a member of the Academia das Sciências de Lisboa. He wrote and edited a large number of books; among the most noteworthy are the 4-volume História da literatura portuguesa ilustrada, and the catalogue of his collection of Portuguese theater: Subsídios para a História do Teatro Português. Teatro de Cordel (Catálogo da Colecção do autor), published by the Academy of Sciences in 1922. His Palavras Cinicas was perhaps the greatest bestseller in twentieth-century Portugal, with 46 editions by the time of his death. A passionate bibliophile, there is a catalogue of the auction sale of his library, Catálogo da importante e valiosa biblioteca do ilustre escritor . Albino Forjaz de Sampaio . a venda em leilão . 11 de junho de 1945 na Liquidadora Fuertes . sob a direcção de Arnaldo Henriques de Oliveira. For Forjaz de Sampaio, see Maria Amélia Gomes in Machado, ed., Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, p. 432; António Leitão in Biblos, IV, 1076-7; Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, III, 310-1. *** Santos, Exposição bibliográfica de Afonso Lopes Vieira, p. 14.
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Ilhas de bruma.

VIEIRA, Afonso Lopes. 8°, original plain wrappers with dust jacket. Title-page in red and black within wood-engraved border, wood-engraved vignettes. Nicely printed on high-quality paper. Uncut. In very good to fine condition. Author's six-line presentation inscription to Albino Forjaz de Sampaio on initial blank leaf recto, signed "Affonso Lopes Vieira". (1 blank l.), 133 pp., (2, 1 blank ll.). *** FIRST EDITION of this book of poems. A reprint appeared in 2002.Afonso Lopes Vieira (1878-1946) was Portugal's best traditional poet of the twentieth century. In 1916 he resigned his post as Redactor da Câmara dos Deputados in Lisbon in order to dedicate himself to reading and to poetry. His home, São Pedro de Moel, became a haven for artists, musicians and writers. He also travelled extensively in Europe and North Africa, and reminiscences of these travels often appear in his works.Lopes Vieira's earliest published works were written as a student at Coimbra, 1897-1900, e.g. Para quê?, 1897, and Náufrago, 1898. From this melancholy phase he passed into a nationalistic one, in which he publicized early Portuguese literature, aiming to "reaportuguesar Portugal tornando-o europeau." During this period he helped prepare an edition of Camões (1928) and edited Montemayor's Diana, the Amadis, and Rodrigues Lobo. His Portuguese translation of the Poema do Cid was published in the periodical Lusitânia, of which Lopes Vieira served as secretary. He also wrote essays and fiction, as well as works for children, e.g. Animais nossos amigos, 1911 and Canto infantil, 1912.Provenance: Albino Maria Pereira Forjaz de Sampaio (1884-1949) was a member of the Academia das Sciências de Lisboa. He wrote and edited a large number of books; among the most noteworthy are the 4-volume História da literatura portuguesa ilustrada, and the catalogue of his collection of Portuguese theater: Subsídios para a História do Teatro Português. Teatro de Cordel (Catálogo da Colecção do autor), published by the Academy of Sciences in 1922. His Palavras Cinicas was perhaps the greatest bestseller in twentieth-century Portugal, with 46 editions by the time of his death. A passionate bibliophile, there is a catalogue of the auction sale of his library, Catálogo da importante e valiosa biblioteca do ilustre escritor . Albino Forjaz de Sampaio . a venda em leilão . 11 de junho de 1945 na Liquidadora Fuertes . sob a direcção de Arnaldo Henriques de Oliveira. For Forjaz de Sampaio, see Maria Amélia Gomes in Machado, ed., Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, p. 432; António Leitão in Biblos, IV, 1076-7; Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, III, 310-1. *** Santos, Exposição bibliográfica de Afonso Lopes Vieira, p. 10. See Saraiva & Lopes, História da literatura portuguesa (17th ed., 2001), p. 961; Bell, Portuguese Literature, p. 337: "There is a certain strength as well as a subtle music about his verse which is of good promise for the future." Also Maria Amélia Gomes in Machado, ed., Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, pp. 501-2; Fernando Guimarães in Biblos, V, 844-6; and Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, III, 214-6. Porbase locates four copies: two in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, and one each in the Biblioteca João Paulo II-Universidade Católica Portuguesa, and Biblioteca Geral da Universidade de Coimbra. Jisc locates a single copy, at British Library. NUC: DLC, CU, NN, DCU, NcU, CaBVa.
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A Diana de Jorge de Montemor em português de Affonso Lopes Vieira.

VIEIRA, Afonso Lopes. 8°, original illustrated wrappers. Author's device on second leaf recto "Or Piango Or Canto" with scallop and whelk shells. Very fine condition. Author's six-line purple ink manuscript presentation inscription to Albino Forjaz de Sampaio on second leaf recto, dated "Natal de 1924" and signed "Affonso LV". (1 blank l., 5 ll.), xxxvii pp., 1 plate, (1 l.), 246 pp., (1 l.), pp. xliii-lxxii, (4 ll., 1 blank l.) The plate has a photograph illustration of the castle of Montemôr-o-velho, followed by 1 l. "Mirava aquel castillo inexpugnable." stanza in Spanish by Jorge de Montemor. *** First Edition in Portuguese. Afonso Lopes Vieira provides a preface on pp. i-xxxvii. In the section titled "Notas", Vieira gives a biographical account of Jorge de Montemor (pp. xliii-lxxii), including a list of bibliographical sources (p. liv).The Portuguese author Jorge de Monte Mayor [i.e., Jorge de MONTEMAYOR, or MONTEMÔR] was born at Montemôr-o-Velho, near Coimbra (ca. 1520?). He spent a good part of his adult life in Spain, returning only briefly to Portugal, and was either assassinated or killed in a duel in Turin, 1561. His Diana was the first Spanish pastoral novel. It is one of those works, and he is one of those authors, which can be said to belong to Portuguese as well as to Spanish literature. The Diana, moreover, was "the starting-point of a universal literary fashion" - Encyclopedia Britannica (11th ed.), XVIII, 766. Menendez y Pelayo declared that "it exercised a greater influence on modern literature than any other pastoral romance, even the Arcadia and Daphnis and Chloe." The Diana was one of the great international best sellers of the Golden Age, appearing in numerous editions, and eliciting two significant sequels, by Alonso Pérez and Gaspar Gil Polo, sometimes reprinted together with the original. It inspired other pastoral romances in Spanish, the most notable of which was undoubtedly Cervantes' Galetea. Later Cervantes selected the Diana as one of the few books to be saved, by the good taste of the curate, in the destruction of Don Quixote's library. The Diana exerted considerable influence upon the literatures of other countries, notably England, Germany, Italy and France. The story of Felismena in the second book of the Diana was an indirect source, through a translation included in Googe's Eglogs, epytaphes and sonnets, of the episode of Proteus and Julia in the Two Gentlemen of Verona; Sydney's pastoral is redolent of Montemayor. According to Gordon de Percel, De l'Usage des Romans (Paris, 1734, II, 23-24), there were six different French translations. Yet another continuation of the Diana, based on the versions of Pérez and Gil Polo, by the plagiarist Jerónimo de Texeda, was probably composed in France, and published at Paris, 1627, in Spanish. Palau refers to 20 different editions and adaptations in French published during the sixteenth, seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. According to Picot, few other books achieved such long-lived success in France as La Diana. It inspired L'Astreé by Honoré d'Ufré. Alexandre Hardy dramatized an episode borrowed from the seventh book: Felisméne (1613); another episode was developed by Jaques Pousset de Montauban: Les charmes de Felicie, terés de la Diane de Montemayor, pastorale (Paris, 1654).Provenance: Albino Maria Pereira Forjaz de Sampaio (1884-1949) was a member of the Academia das Sciências de Lisboa. He wrote and edited a large number of books; among the most noteworthy are the 4-volume História da literatura portuguesa ilustrada, and the catalogue of his collection of Portuguese theater: Subsídios para a História do Teatro Português. Teatro de Cordel (Catálogo da Colecção do autor), published by the Academy of Sciences in 1922. His Palavras Cinicas was perhaps the greatest bestseller in twentieth-century Portugal, with 46 editions by the time of his death. A passionate bibliophile, there is a catalogue of the auction sale of his library, Catálogo da importante e valiosa biblioteca do ilustre escritor . Albino Forjaz de Sampaio . a venda em leilão . 11 de junho de 1945 na Liquidadora Fuertes . sob a direcção de Arnaldo Henriques de Oliveira. For Forjaz de Sampaio, see Maria Amélia Gomes in Machado, ed., Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, p. 432; António Leitão in Biblos, IV, 1076-7; Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, III, 310-1. *** Santos, Exposição bibliográfica de Afonso Lopes Vieira, p. 15.
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