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Semiramis: tragedia.

VOLTAIRE, François-Marie Arouet de].

Published by Lisbon, Impr. de Alcobia, ca. 1805?., 1805
Soft cover
From Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books (New York, NY, U.S.A.)

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8°, stiched, traces of contemporary marbled wrappers (old paper inventory tag on upper wrapper). Somewhat dog-eared, other minor defects. In good condition. Engraved frontispiece, 111 pp. *** Second (?) edition in Portuguese of this translation of one of Voltaire's more popular dramas, completed in 1784. The first edition in Portuguese was published Porto, 1793. Semiramis was the basis for a number of operas, including Rossini's Semiramide, first performed in 1823.The translation is by José Lourenço Pinto (1753-1815), a doctor and sometime poet who also compiled an elementary surgical textbook. The nicely executed engraving of a scene from the play is unsigned.*** Innocêncio IV, 425: without mention of the frontispiece. Not in Gonçalves Rodrigues, A tradução em Portugal, which lists translations printed by Alcobia in 1805 and 1808; cf. 2001 for the Porto, 1793 edition. Not in Forjaz de Sampaio, Teatro de cordel. Not located in Porbase. Not located in NUC. Bookseller Inventory # 24330

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Title: Semiramis: tragedia.

Publisher: Lisbon, Impr. de Alcobia, ca. 1805?.

Publication Date: 1805

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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