Inês de Castro.
Porto: Marques Abreu, 1928. Full calf, 10 inches tall. A splendid full calf binding with twin labels, gilt raised bands, gilt panels and elaborate gilt and blind tooling to the boards. Gilt dentelles and pink top edge. With the original wrappers bound in. Bookseller's Ticket. Illustrated throughout. In the original Portuguese. Inés was a 14th century Galician noblewoman best known as lover of King Peter I of Portugal. The extraordinary circumstances of her relationship with Peter, Prince of Portugal, forbidden by his father King Afonso IV, her murder at the orders of Afonso, Peter's bloody revenge on her killers, and the legend of the coronation of her exhumed corpse by Peter, have made Inês de Castro a frequent subject of art, music, and drama through the ages.