Obras do Doutor Duarte Ribeiro de Macedo . offerecidas ao . D. Jozé Miguel Joam de Portugal,...

Obras do Doutor Duarte Ribeiro de Macedo . offerecidas ao . D. Jozé Miguel Joam de Portugal, IX. Conde do Vimioso . por Manoel da Conceiçam.

MACEDO, Duarte Ribeiro de.

Published by Lisbon, Na Officina de Antonio Isidoro da Fonseca á custa de Manoel da Conceição, livreiro, 1743., 1743
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2 volumes in 1. 4°, nineteenth-century (ca. 1825-1840) half tan calf over pebbled cloth (some wear at corners), spine with raised bands in five compartments, gilt bands and lettering, text block edges marbled, green silk place marker. Upper margin rather short, causing the word "Obras" in the table of contents for volume I to be just touched. Nevertheless, in very good condition, almost fine. (8 ll.), 329, (1) pp., (1 blank l.); (8 ll.), 357 pp., (1 l.). Leaf A1 in volume II (apparently blank, canceled and replaced by the table of contents leaf following leaf A4). *** FIRST EDITION of Ribeiro de Macedo's collected works. A second edition appeared in Lisbon, 1767. Volume I contains his ambassadorial reports from France, several essays on the political relations between Portugal, France and Spain, and a panegyric on the Nemours family. Volume II contains a genealogy and biography of D. Henrique de Portugal, a translation entitled "Aristippo, ou Homem de Corte, escrito na lingua franceza por Monsieur de Balsac," political advice drawn from Italian and Latin authors, comments on Juan de Mariana's History of Spain, a biography of the Empress Theodora, two essays on political philosophy and numerous poems.Volume II is dedicated to D. Lazaro Leitão Aranha, Principal da Santa Igreja de Lisboa.Duarte Ribeiro de Macedo (1618?-1680) was an advisor to D. Pedro II and served as Ambassador to France for nine years, during which he observed Colbert's promotion of industry there. Upon his return, in an attempt to end the economic crisis in Portugal, he outlined a plan for industrial growth, favoring the development of national crafts for export as a way of obtaining gold and balancing external trade. His excellent suggestions for industrialization were discarded when the discovery of gold in Minas Geraes provided a temporary solace for Portugal's economic ills. Ribeiro de Macedo is considered one of the classic Portuguese writers, in fact one of the greatest prose writers in the history of the language. "Occupa um logar mui pouco; mas o que d'elle temos foi o que bastou para os criticos lhe daram logar entre os classicos de primeira nota" (Innocêncio).*** Innocêncio II, 215-6: without collation. Azevedo-Samodães 2813 (with one less preliminary leaf in volume II). Avila-Perez 6535. Monteverde 4569: calling for xv, 357 pp. in volume II. Not in Ameal. Pinto de Mattos (1970) pp. 538-9. On Ribeiro de Macedo, see Hanson, Economy and Society in Baroque Portugal pp. 126-37. NUC: DLC, CU, MH, IaU. Bookseller Inventory # 23438

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Title: Obras do Doutor Duarte Ribeiro de Macedo . ...

Publisher: Lisbon, Na Officina de Antonio Isidoro da Fonseca á custa de Manoel da Conceição, livreiro, 1743.

Publication Date: 1743

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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