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Sousa de Macedo, Antonio de
Lusitania Liberata

Lusitania Liberata

Seller ID: 2242

London: Richard Heron, 1645. First edition (pp. xxvi, 793, xxii), quarto (29 cm) in contemporary full leather. Illustrated with fourteen engravings and other decorations by John Droeshout (frontispiece Juan IV, decorated title page [facs.], tailpiece Lusitania, Henricus [facs.], Alphonsus [facs.], Juan I, family tree, Phoenix, vigilant dragon, Joannes IV [facs.], Juan triumphant [facs.], Dominabitur Astris, Fortitudine ac Prudentia, Obelisk. With the bookplates of J. Wilcocks, Esq., Barton-Seagrave, near Kettering, Northhamptonshire, U.K.; Sir James Stuart. Bt., Chief Justice of Lower Canada; Henry James Grasett (likely, the elder, Anglican churchman). Binding repaired and five engraved plates supplied in facsimile, as noted; absent ffep and any half-title; absent pp. 94, 144, 559, 649, 791; some pages mis-numbered and in one instance mis-bound. Text, in Latin, generally clean and bright. A Very Good copy of a scarce work. References: Palau 20860, Wing 47827, Hofer 88. Errata, Absent Pages and Plates, Miscellaneous Notes: Several pages of prelims, half-title, etc., seem missing including frontispiece or possibly a decorated title page; Beginning at p. 300 and occasionally thereafter the weight and quality of the paper varies, becoming browned and flimsy; At pp. 309 and 500 a hole not quite dime-sized; Beginning p. 338 pages are mis-numbered through p. 343 or thereabouts, but text is correct; Pages 387/ 388 missing but bound later at p. 390 before picking up again at p. 391; Second page 407 should be numbered ‘415’; Page number omitted at p. 499; Pages 548 and 552 mis-numbered; Absent pages 559/ 560 (removed, stub); Page 600 mis-numbered as ‘560’; Absent pp. 649/ 650 (removed, stub); Page 656 mis-numbered as ‘648’; Page number effaced at 696; Beginning page 700, general mis-numbering through p. 710; Page 752 mis-numbered as ‘742’; Mis-numbering resumes at p. 753; Page 787 out of order; Absent pp. 791/792 (removed, stub); Page 537 seems in a different font; Scattered traces of contemporary marginalia, underlining; Light moisture stains upper corner of pages starting p. 340. 21. Mis-numbered pages do not result in mis-bound text which is correct with but a minor exception or two.

Price: $2000.00

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