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MELLO de CASTRO, Julio de

Historia panegyrica da vida de Dinis de Mello de Castro, Primeyro Conde das Galveas Do Conselho de Estado, & Guerra dos Serenissimos Reys Dom Pedro II. & Dom Joaõ V.


Lisbon, Joseph Manescal, 1721.


4to.  (22) ff., 498 pp.  With portrait of Dinis de Mello de Castro engraved by Manuel Freyre as frontispiece.  Title p. in red & black.  Contemporary vellum over boards.   Slight traces of worming in upper margin of pp. 329-406, some very faint staining in last ff.

First edition.   Dinis de Melo de Castro, the first Count Galveas, fought in the War of Independence from Spain and his decisive victory over the Spaniards at the Battle of Montes Claros marked a turning point in overthrowing Spanish rule.   He later became Governor of Alentejo and was created Counsellor of State by D. Pedro II.  

Innocêncio V, 162.  Palha 4369.  Azevedo-Samodães 2057, "edição primitiva, primorosamente executada."  Pinto de Mattos 388.  Soares, Hist. da Gravura Artística em Portugal, I, No. 1057.   Welsh 1255 lists 1744 edition only. 



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