4°, eighteenth-century speckled sheep (spine worn; other minor binding wear; recased with more recent marbled endleaves), spine gilt (faded) with raised bands in five compartments, crimson leather lettering piece in second compartment from head (defective). Typographical border on title page, woodcut initials, typographical borders surrounding the "Argumentos" to each canto, woodcut tailpieces at the end of each canto. Repairs to title page and to lower outer corner of leaf X3 touching a letter of text on the verso. Still, a good copy overall. White paper ticket (2.9 x 3.1 cm.) of Livraria Olisipo, R. da Trindade, 17, 1200 Lisboa, with blue letter and trim in upper outer corner of front pastedown endleaf. Bookplate of J.[osé] Pinto Ferreira. (4 ll.) 376, 78 pp., (1 blank l.). Page 317 incorrectly numbered 173; pp. 318-9 incorrectly numbered 314-5, p. 321 incorrectly numbered 331, p. 323 incorrectly numbered 332. *** This is the first attempt to collect the works of Camões under the general title Obras. The four volumes, consisting of the Lusíadas and the three parts of the Rimas, have separate pagination and signatures. The Lusíadas was issued without any special title page. The first part of the Rimas has a title page noting the three parts, while the second and third parts have their own title pages. João Franco Barreto, editor of the Lusíadas, also edited the first two volumes of Rimas. Volume three of the Rimas, published here for the first time, was edited by António Alvares da Cunha.The volume titled Obras contains a brief biography of the poet, ending with the famous epitaph by D. Gonçalo Coutinho which originated the erroneous date of Camões' death, followed by the sonnet "Quem louvará Camões, que elle não seja?". The verso of the fourth preliminary leaf of this volume is correctly titled "Privilegio"; in some copies it is "Frivilegio."Provenance: José Pinto Ferreira, army officer and for many years a distinguished Portuguese collector, specializing in Camões and the Restauração, as well as a trove of other books on Portuguese military history. *** Arouca C63, C71, C82-3. For a thorough discussion of all four volumes, see Innocêncio XIV, 76-80; also V, 257-8. Barbosa Machado, III, 74. Pinto de Mattos (1970) pp. 106-7. Canto, Colecção camoneana 34-6; cf. also 37-8. Pina Martins, Os Lusíadas, 1572-1972: Catálogo da exposição bibliográfica, iconográfica e medalhística de Camões 92, 122. Braga, Bibliographia Camoneana, pp. 54-5. HSA, pp. 86-7. Palha 1638. Not in JCB, Portuguese and Brazilian Books. Porbase locates three copies of the Obras volume: two in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (one, which had belonged to T. Norton, with the first two leaves mutilated and mounted; the other lacking the title page; both "aparado"), and the third copy in the Faculdade de Letras of the Universidade do Porto (without information regarding collation or condition). Porbase locates four copies of the present edition of the Rimas, all in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal: one lacks the first title page, another is severely cut down, while another has only the first two parts. NUC: MH, PP, DCU.*** BOUND WITH: CAMÕES, Luís [Vaz] de. Rimas de Luís de Camões, princepe dos poetas portugueses. Primeira, Segunda, e Terceira Parte, nesta nova impressam emendadas, e acrescentadas, pello lecenciado Joam Franco Barreto. Lisbon: Na Officina de António Craesbeeck de Mello, Impressor da Casa Real, 1666. 4º, (2 ll.), 368 pp. Typographical border on title page, woodcut headpiece, tailpiece, and initial. Minor worm trace in lower blank margin from leaf Q7 to leaf S4, never affecting text. Good condition.AND BOUND WITH:CAMÕES, Luís [Vaz] de. Rimas de Luís de Camões, princepe dos poetas portugueses. Segunda Parte. Emendadas, e acrescentadas, pello lecenceado Joam Franco Barreto. Lisbon: Por António Craesbeeck de Mello, Impressor da Casa Real, 1669. 4º, (2 ll.), 207 pp. Typographical border on title page, woodcut tailpieces and initial. Good to very goo. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Obras de Luís de Camões, princepe dos poetas...
Publisher: Lisbon, Por António Craesbeeck d'Mello, Impressor da Casa Real, 1669.
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