Dissertação a favor da monarquia, onde se prova pela razão, authoridade e experiencia ser este o melhor, e mais justo de todos os governos; e que os nossos Reis são os mais absolutos, e legitimos Senhores de seus Reinos.

PENALVA, Fernando Teles de Silva Caminha e Menezes, 3º Marques de.

Published by Lisbon, Na Regia Officina Typografica, 1799.
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4°, contemporary sheep (minor worming at head and foot of spine; some worm damage to front cover near foot of spine), smooth spine with gilt fillets, otherwise plain, covers with triple-ruled borders in blind, decorated endleaves, text block edges sprinkled red. Engraved vignette including Portuguese royal arms on title page. Printed on excellent quality paper. Clean and crisp, with ample margins. In fine condition. 144 pp. *** FIRST EDITION. A second edition appeared in 1818. There are also editions (issues?) of 1942 and 1943. Following the French Revolution and Napoleon's rise to power, the Marquês de Penalva surveys the history of man's social and political arrangements, with emphasis on the development of the monarchy and its place in upholding God's laws. He briefly considers the republican governments of Holland and Sweden, points out common errors in the concepts of rights and liberty, and argues that men are not, in fact, created equal: hence the justification for a hereditary nobility. The final chapters survey the development of the monarchy in Portugal.The Marquês de Penalva (1754-1818), who served as governor of the provinces of São Paulo and Rio Grande in Brazil, was generally considered one of the most erudite and accomplished in literature of his age. He was also the seventh Conde de Tarouca.*** Innocêncio II, 279. Imprensa Nacional 542. Manuel dos Santos 3708: "raro." Ameal 1732. See also Nobreza de Portugal e Brasil, III, 114-115. Not in JCB, Portuguese and Brazilian Books. Porbase locates a dozen copies in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, as well as a single copy each in the Biblioteca Central da Marinha, Biblioteca João Paulo II-Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Biblioteca Municipal de Elvas, and Biblioteca de Arte Calouste Gulbenkian. This edition not located in Copac. KVK (44 databases searched) locates only the copies cited by Porbase, and the one at the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut cited by OCLC and the Union Catalog for Northern Germany. NUC: ICN, DLC-P4. Bookseller Inventory #

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Publisher: Lisbon, Na Regia Officina Typografica, 1799.

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