The PORTUGAL HISTORY: or, A Relation of the Troubles that happened in the Court of PORTUGAL In the Years 1667 and 1668. In which is to be seen that great Transaction of the Renunciation of the Crown by Alphonso the Sixth, the Dissolution of his Marriage with the Princess Maria Frances Isabella of Savoy: The Marriage of the same Princess to the Prince Don Pedro Regent of the Realm of Portugal, and the Reasons alledged at Rome for the Dispensation thereof. Michel Blouin de la Piquetierre, 'By S. P. Esq, Samuel. 1633 - 1703 Pepys.

The PORTUGAL HISTORY: or, A Relation of the Troubles that happened in the Court of PORTUGAL In the Years 1667 and 1668. In which is to be seen that great Transaction of the Renunciation of the Crown by Alphonso the Sixth, the Dissolution of his Marriage with the Princess Maria Frances Isabella of Savoy: The Marriage of the same Princess to the Prince Don Pedro Regent of the Realm of Portugal, and the Reasons alledged at Rome for the Dispensation thereof.

London: Printed for Richard Tonson, 1677. 1st edition (Wing B-3295C). [2], 168, 177 - 319, [1(blank)], 317 - 347, [1 (blank)] [= 346] pp. 'P' gathering [pp. 209 - 224] misnumbered '109 - 115, 114 - 115, 118 - 119, 118 - 119, 122 - 123, 122'. Printed glosses. 15 line publisher advert under 'Finis', p. 347. Headpieces. Decorative initial capital letters. 8vo: A^2 (-A1, imprimatur leaf) B - L^8 M^4 N - Z^8. 6-3/4" x 4-1/4". Period full dark brown calf binding with modern respining to style, with maroon leather title label [chip to lower right corner]. Red speckled edges. Modern bookplate. Period pos to t.p. top margin. Minor worming to gutter, B1 - E3. Occasional faint pencil notes. A respectable VG copy. Item #34011

Per the ESTC, "apparently this work a translation of "Relation des Troubles Arrivez dans la Cour de Portugal" by Michel Blouin de la Piquetierre. This work has also attributed to Samuel Pepys, but the attribution is doubtful." However, this being said & for what it's worth, we do note "S.P., Esq." on the title-page and the fact a copy resides in Pepys' library at Magdalene College, Cambridge.

Scarce in the trade, with ABPC showing 1993 as the last time at auction.

Price: $1,250.00