4°, early to mid-twentieth-century marbled wrappers (spine worn and defective). Large woodcut crucifix of the Order of Christ on title page. Woodcut initials. Circular repair in blank margin of title page (ownership stamp removed?). In good or almost good condition. (1), 14 ll., (1 blank l.) *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. The author, Prior of the Convento da Luz, was elected General of the Order of Christ in 1635. A native of Lisbon, he died at the Convento do Christo in Thomar, aged 79, in 1654. He had published other sermons as well as devotional works.*** Arouca T22. Innocêncio III, 167 (giving slightly different transcription of the title page); on the author, see also IX, 431. Barbosa Machado II, 421. Porbase locates four copies, all in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (all with worming or otherwise in poor condition; one is a variant, described as having a capital initial printed "ao contrario"; the present copy has no such initial). Not located in Copac. KVK (51 databases searched) locates only the copies cited by Porbase. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Sermam da Qvarta feira despois da quarta ...
Publisher: Lisbon, Por Pedro CrasbeecK, Impressor del Rey, 1623.
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