22 - 23 March 2005
JOÃO IV, King of Portugal (1604-1656) -- Index da Livraria de Musica. Porto: Anselmo Evaristo Moraes de Sarmento, 1874 [Reprinted from the first edition, Lisbon: Craesbeck, 1649]. [And:] Joaquim de VASCONCELLOS. El-Rey D. João o 4.to Porto: Typographia Universal, 1900.
2 volumes, 4o (280 x 218 mm). Portraits and facsimiles in the text. Recent half green roan over marbled boards, spines gilt.
Limited to 200 copies on handmade paper this is the exact reprint of the catalogue of the vast music library formed by King John in the sventeenth century. The whole library was destroyed during the great earthquake of 1755. Many of the described items are only to be found in this extensive listing enumerating some 4000 titles. (2)
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