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[Maria II]

Manifesto dos direitos de Sua Magestade Fidelissima, a Senhora Dona Maria Segunda;  e exposição da Questão Portugueza.


London, Richard Taylor, 1829.


4to.  62 pp., (1) blank f., 186 pp.  Near contemporary half calf (head & foot of spine worn, corners bumped).   Ownership signature on title p.   Occasional spotting & discolouration throughout the volume.     

Dom Pedro IV had renounced his rights to the Portuguese throne in favour of his daughter, Dª. Maria da Glória, whom he sent from Rio de Janeiro to Portugal, but on learning that her uncle, D. Miguel had seized power and invalidated the liberal charter, she sailed instead to England.   Pp. (3) - 62 contain the Manifesto, followed by copies of important historical documents in support of Da. Maria’s cause.   It was compiled by José António Guerreiro, responsible for the legal details, and by the Duke of Palmella, for the diplomatic and historical matters.   Joaquim Veríssimo Serrão refers to it as an “importante opúsculo” (História de Portugal, v. VII, p. 421), and Innocêncio stated that copies of this original London edition were rarely offered for sale.       

Innocêncio V, 346 & XVI, 95.   Azevedo-Samodães 1954.   (Cf. Palha 3742.)  



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