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SA Auction #84 begins on 30 Jul 2020

US Auction #3 begins on 13 Aug 2020

BINDING, Embroidered cloth with the Portuguese Royal Arms.

[Portuguese Almanack]. Diario Ecclesiastico para o Reino de Portugal Principalmente para a Cidade de Lisboa, para o Anno de 1816.

Published: Impressam Regia, Lisbon, [1815]

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BINDING, Embroidered cloth with the Portuguese Royal Arms.

[Portuguese Almanack]. Diario Ecclesiastico para o Reino de Portugal Principalmente para a Cidade de Lisboa, para o Anno de 1816. Lisbon: na Impressam Regia, [1815]. 16mo (4 x 2 1/8in; 102 x 54mm). Pp.[1-]176. One folding engraved hand-colored map of Portugal.

Condition of contents: short split to map, otherwise excellent.

Original silvery gray satin embroidered binding with gold threads, sequins, and metallic thread, upper cover with the centrally-placed Portuguese Royal Arms, decorative surround and border, the lower cover with a central rural scene: a shepherd with two of his flock, similar decorative surround, the flat spine with overall applied design, cream satin endpapers, gilt and gauffered edges, thin woven thread place marker; contained within original red morocco two-part case, the exterior tooled in gilt, the interior lined with decorative green and red patterned paper.

Condition of binding and case: slight discoloration to cloth of binding, otherwise excellent (see images); old rubbing and scuffing and one small split to case, but otherwise excellent.

Provenance: J.A. Calderhead (calligraphic inscription to front free endpaper.

A beautiful and unexpected survival from a post-Napoleonic Lisbon.

  • Binding Condition: excellent
  • Overall Condition: excllent
  • Size: 4 x 2 1/8in; 102 x 54mm
  • Sold By: Shadowrock Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Adam Langlands
  • Country: United States
  • Email: adamlanglands@gmail.com
  • Telephone: 001-860-248-1547
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