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PORTA SIQUEIRA, João de N.S.ra da

Escola de politica, ou tractado pratico da civilidade portugueza.  Com as Regras, e Exemplos Do Estylo Epistolar em todo o genero de Cartas.  Accrescentado novamente com o Retrato do Homem honrado, e virtuoso, para servir de modelo, e norma á Mocidade.

£480

Porto, Offic. de Antonio Alvarez Ribeiro, 1791.

Description

Small 8vo.  (4) ff., 252 pp., (2) ff. with printers’ catalogue.  Contemporary calf (rebacked).   Occasional contemporary marginalia & pencil markings, tiny wormhole throughout book just touching text, lacking tip of upper corner of p. 235/236.

A rare courtesy book which includes advice for both ladies and gentlemen on social etiquette, conversation, table manners, music and dancing, suitable behaviour when out walking in the street, on horseback or in a carriage, the correct attire for each occasion, and on letter writing.   The author was a Canon Regular of St. Augustine.   This edition includes the Retrato do homem honrado e sábio (pp. 233-252) which portrays the ideal man.   Several editions of the work appeared;  according to Innocêncio this is the second

Innocêncio III, 427.   WorldCat. lists 1 copy only of this edition.      

 

01437

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