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[ROLLAND, Francisco]. F.R.I.L.E.L.

Adagios, proverbios, rifãos, e anexins da Lingua Portugueza, Tirados dos melhores Autores Nacionaes, e recopilados por ordem Alfabetica.


Lisbon, Na Typografia Rollandiana, 1780.


8vo.  341, (3) pp.  Original calf (head of spine slightly worn).   Ownership signature on title p.  Some slight discolouration throughout, slight traces of worming on lower margin of pp. 309-320 & 339-(3) not affecting text.   

First edition.   Azevedo-Samodães considered the work to be the most extensive collection of Portuguese sayings and proverbs ever published.   Innocêncio states that the initials F.R.I.L.E.L. stand for "Francisco Roland Impressor-Livreiro em Lisboa," a French printer then established in Lisbon, though he credits António Lourenço Caminha with having contributed at least part of the sayings, and in the preface the author acknowledges that the work is taken mainly from Bluteau.  

Innocêncio I, 5 & III, 50.   Fonseca, Subsidios para um Diccionario de Pseudonymos, 116.   Azevedo-Samodães 2887, "Obra. . . estimada.  Já dificil de encontrar no mercado."   Welsh 2631. 



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