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  • SPECTACULAR EXAMPLE IN FULL CALF
    Os Lusiadas by CAMOES, Luiz de
    CAMOES, Luiz de
    Os Lusiadas

    Leipzig: Typographia Giesecke & Devrient, 1880. Full calf, 15.5 inches tall. A truly magnificent volume in excellent condition. Gilt raised bands and gilt and blind tooling to the panels. The upper board shows a Portuguese caravel framed within an architectural arch and the Portuguese Coat of Arms. The edges are gauffered with a rose design. Bookplate. Slipcase. 10 Chromolithographs and 21 engraved plates. Luiz de Camoes is the great 16th century Portuguese literary figure compared to that of Shakespeare, Cervantes, Homer, Virgil and Dante and this is his great epic poem.

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  • EXTRAORDINARY BIOGRAPHY IN SPLENDID FULL CALF
    Inês de Castro. by VASCONCELOS, Antonios de
    VASCONCELOS, Antonios de
    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…

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    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.

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