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[CASTRO, José Osorio da Gamma e]

O Novo Principe, ou o Espirito dos Governos Monarchicos, por ***.  Segunda edição, Revista e consideravelmente augmentada pelo Autor.


Rio de Janeiro, J. Villeneuve e Comp., 1841.


8vo.  404 pp.  Later quarter calf (head & foot of spine worn). 

Imitating Machiavelli, the author sets out what he considers to be the present state of Portugal.   He promotes the study of mathematics and medicine, and encourages agriculture and import substitution.   Gama e Castro had previously been physician to D. Miguel, and when the political tide turned he left Portugal to travel through Europe before settling in Rio de Janeiro in 1837.   There he contributed articles to periodicals, principally to the Despertador and the Jornal do Comércio, and after returning to Europe in 1842 he continued to be a correspondent of the latter.   Though printed in Rio de Janeiro the book is written from the point of view of a Portuguese.   Pp. 401-04 in duplicate.   Innocêncio had not  seen a copy of the first edition nor is one listed in PorBase;  a third printing appeared in Porto in 1921 and a fourth in Lisbon in 1945.

Innocêncio IV, 359.   WorldCat lists this edition only.


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