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Triunfo das armas portuguezas, deduzido de varios versos do insigne poeta Luis de Camoens glosados, & reduzidos ao intento por . dedicado ao Excellentissimo Senhor D. Luis de Sousa e Vasconcellos, Conde de Castel-Melhor .

MATTOS, Andre Rodrigues de.

Published by Lisbon, na Officina de Antonio Craesbeeck de Mello, 1663., 1663
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4°, disbound. Woodcut initials. Minor stains and soiling. In good condition. Early ink note and doodle in margin of title-page verso. (8 ll.). *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION, with 2 parts: the first 39 stanzas, the second 16, all stanzas 8 lines. These seem to be a pastiche of lines from Camões' works, with the locations cited at the right. The work is dedicated to D. Luís de Sousa e Vasconcellos, Conde de Castel-Melhor, who was escrivão da puridade (a sort of private secretary) to D. Afonso VI. The date of the licenses (July 1663) suggest that this work was composed soon after the Portuguese victory at the Battle of Ameixial on June 8, 1663.André Rodrigues de Matos (1638-1698), Portuguese man of letters, a native of Lisbon, belonged to the Academies of the Generosos and the Singulares. His translation of Tasso's O Godfredo, ou Hierusalem Libertada, Lisbon 1682, is an important contribution to Portuguese literature. He is said to have committed suicide at Campo Grande.*** Arouca M176. Barbosa Machado I, 171. Innocêncio 1, 68-70 (remarks that he had been able to view the copy belonging to Senhor Figanière). Barbosa Machado I, 171. Martins Carvalho, Dicionário, p. 160. Pinto de Matos (1970) p. 547. Martinho da Fonseca, Restauração 483. Exposição bibliográfica da Restauração 1327. Coimbra, Miscelâneas V, 6321. Visconde da Trindade 293. Misericórdia Lisboa, Impressas século XVII, p. 93, item 137. Palha 1860. Azevedo-Samodães 2871. Avila Perez 6711. See also Manuel Ferro in Biblos, III, 541-2; and Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, I, 451. Porbase locates 2 copies in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (one in poor condition) and another at the Universidade de Coimbra (the Trindade copy). Bookseller Inventory # 38262

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Title: Triunfo das armas portuguezas, deduzido de ...

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

Publication Date: 1663

Edition: 1st Edition

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