22 - 23 March 2005
IMPRESSAO REGIA -- Catalogo de livros que se vendem por seus justos preços na loge da Impressao Regia, sita na praga do commercio pelo seu Administrador Francisco de Paula da Arrabida. Lisbon, January 1771.
8o (145 x 101 mm). (Title defective and mounted.) Contemporary Portuguese speckled calf, gilt spine, red morocco lettering piece, on top edges six recessed finger-tabs (headcap chipped, some wear to edges).
The comprehensive fixed-price catalogue of books available through the Impressao Regia, including English, German, French, Dutch, and Italian books. The catalogue is divided into five groups: Theology, Jurisprudence, Philosophy, History, and Philology (or Humanities), each with separate pagination. The Impressao Regia was founded in 1768, and was renamed Imprensa Nacional in 1820. It continues to the present.
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