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Cartas que se escreverão, o Conde de Gyllenberg, os Barões de Gortz, & Sparr, Ministros de Suecia, & os seus Secretarios, tomadas na Corte de Londres, nas quaes se contem o designio da premeditada rebelião nos Estados delRey da Grãa Bretanha, sustentada pelas forças de Suecia; impressas na Corte de Londres por ordem de Sua Magestade Britanica nas linguas Franceza, & Ingleza, & fielmente traduzidas no idioma portuguez por J.F.M.M.

MASCARENHAS, José Freire de Monterroyo, editor and translator]

Published by Lisboa Occidental, Na Officina de Pascoal da Sylva, 1717., 1717
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4°, disbound. Woodcut monogram on title page. Woodcut headpiece and initial on p. 3. Cut close at upper margin, but never touching printing. Good to very good condtion. 44 pp. *** First edition in Portuguese of these letters plotting to overthrow George I of Great Britain and put in his place the ?Old Pretender.? The letters date between September 1716 and February 1717; the correspondents are the Swedish ambassador to Great Britain, Count Carl Gyllenborg, the Baron de Spaar, Swedish ambassador to France, and the Baron de Gortz, close friend and confidant of Charles XII of Sweden, based in The Hague. The writers discuss in detail the raising of troops, money, and transportation for an invasion of Great Britain. These negotiations with the Jacobites were part of a plot by Charles, embroiled in the Great Northern War (1700-1721), to establish an ally on the British throne. Soon after these letters were made public, Great Britain declared war on Sweden. The letters were published in London in French and English, at George I?s orders, as Letters . Relating to a Design to Raise a Rebellion on His Majesty's Dominions, to be Supported by a Force from Sweden, 1717. Freire de Monterroyo Mascarenhas translated them to Portuguese.The translator (1670-1760?), a native of Lisbon, began his studies in Portugal and extended them for 10 years, beginning in 1693, by traveling throughout Europe to study its politics and languages. Back in Portugal, he served from 1704 to 1710 as a cavalry captain in the War of the Spanish Succession. When the war ended he began to publish the Gazeta de Lisboa, of which he remained editor for more than 40 years. He also published numerous pamphlets such as this one, on current events.*** Innocêncio IV, 346. Gonçalves Rodrigues, A tradução em Portugal 488. Coimbra, Miscelâneas 759, 1208. On the author see also Pinto de Matos (1970) p. 313. Porbase lists six copies, all in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (one lacking pp. 41-4, two others described as in poor condition). Not located in Copac. Not located in Hollis. Bookseller Inventory # 21519

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Title: Cartas que se escreverão, o Conde de ...

Publisher: Lisboa Occidental, Na Officina de Pascoal da Sylva, 1717.

Publication Date: 1717

Edition: 1st Edition

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