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Poema heroico vitorioso successo, e gloriosa vitoria do exercito de Portugal, sobre a hostilidade da Cidade de Evora nesta anno de 1663. A El-Rey Nosso Senho D. Affonso VI .

SO FRANCISCO, Joo de, O.F.M.

Published by Lisbon, Na Officina de Antonio Craesbeeck de Mello, 1663., 1663
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4°, disbound. Six-line woodcut initial on second leaf recto. Short tears (5 and 4 cm.) repaired with paper on first 2 leaves, partially obscuring a few letters on A2. Light stains and soiling. In near good to good condition. (21 ll.). Title page, followed by 10 leaves signed A2-11, followed by another 10 unsigned leaves. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this patriotic poem in 116 stanzas of eight lines each (oitavas), celebrating the victory of twenty-year-old D. Afonso VI at the Battle of Ameixial on June 8, 1663. In Spain it is usually called the Battle of Estremoz. This was one of the major battles of the Portuguese Restauração, which finally ended in 1668. The Spanish had overrun southern Portugal under the leadership of D. Juan de Austria, natural son of Philip IV of Spain. The Portuguese, reinforced by English troops and led by Schomberg, inflicted heavy casualties, forced the Spanish to retreat across the border to Badajoz, and forced the Spanish garrison at Evora to surrender soon after.The author was a Franciscan, a native of Lisbon from the Algarve who professed at a tender age in Setúbal in 1639. He was mestre de philosophia e theologia for his Order and guardião in various religious houses, and held other important positions. In 1663 he was briefly held captive in Algiers. He died in 1675.*** Arouca S204. Innocêncio III, 377 (giving the date of publication, in error, as 1666, without collation, alluding to a copy owned by Figanière; says that the author wrote in a cultured style using correct language); X, 259 (correcting the date of publication); XVIII, 214-5 (giving incorrect collation of 38 unnumbered pp.). Barbosa Machado II, 661-2. Palau 290558: without collation and citing no copy for sale; only mentioning a copy said to have been seen by Almirante in Berlin. Pinto de Mattos (1878) p. 519: calling the work, along with two other works by the author, of "alguma estimação", and rare. Biblioteca Nacional de Lisboa, Exposição Bibliográfica da Restauração 1387 (calling for only 40 unnumbered pp.). Martinho da Fonseca, Restauração 439. Visconde de Trindade Restauração 300 (calling for 44 unnumbered pp. with the final leaf blank): "obra rara". Coimbra, Miscelâneas 6320. Martins de Carvalho, Dicionário (1891), p. 130. Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa, Catálogo das obras impressas no século XVII, Tipografia portuguesa, 261-2. Palha 3086. Azambuja 2329. Porbase locates three copies, all in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (one wormed, another "Aparado à cabeça e no pé"). Copac repeats British Library. KVK (44 databases searched) locates only the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal and Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin copies. Bookseller Inventory # 38261

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Title: Poema heroico vitorioso successo, e gloriosa...

Publisher: Lisbon, Na Officina de Antonio Craesbeeck de Mello, 1663.

Publication Date: 1663

Edition: 1st Edition

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