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2 THOMAS A BECKET. Life and matyrdom / Virtual Book Fair 106

€7,500.00

Description: From the Azevedo-Samodães collection

THOMAS A BECKET.
Historea da vida e martyrio do glorioso sancto Thomas arcebispo, senhor de Cantuaria, primas de Inglaterra, legado perpetua da sancta see apostolica, trelada da novamente de Latim em lingoagé Portugues.



Estimated and rare copy of a biography on Thomas à Becket (ca. 1118-1170), bishop of Canterbury. The biography is based on earlier biographies written by Alan of Tewkesbury, Herbert of Bosham and John of Salisbury. This is the second work printed by Alvarez, who had a printing-office together with João de Barreira until 1553. This copy used to be part of the Azevedo-Samodães collection, renowned as "one of the best collections of Portuguese books" (Borba de Moraes).

Good copy, from the library of Condes de Azevedo e de Samodães, the sale-description tipped onto the front free endpaper.- (Several lvs. rest.).
Adams B-439; cf. Borba de Moraes, p. 973.
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