Diario ecclesiastico para o Reino de Portugal, principalmente para a cidade de Lisboa para o anno de 1828. PORTUGUESE EMBROIDERED BINDING —.
Diario ecclesiastico para o Reino de Portugal, principalmente para a cidade de Lisboa para o anno de 1828.
Diario ecclesiastico para o Reino de Portugal, principalmente para a cidade de Lisboa para o anno de 1828.
Diario ecclesiastico para o Reino de Portugal, principalmente para a cidade de Lisboa para o anno de 1828.

Diario ecclesiastico para o Reino de Portugal, principalmente para a cidade de Lisboa para o anno de 1828. Lisbon: Impressão Regia, [1827 or 1828].

24mo (99 x 55 mm). 200 pp., hand-colored folding map of Portugal. Embroidered binding of dark blue silk over pasteboards, covers and spine richly adorned with “blossoms” of nearly translucent sequins and purl, at center the arms of the Kings of Portugal, the shield composed of red foil, its charges of embossed embroidery and delicate pieces of purl, with a complex crown of purl and sequins, edges gilt and gauffered (lacking a few sequins and bits of purl, sewing loose in upper joint).***

An embroidered binding on the official Portuguese Church almanac. Published from ca. 1760 to 1849, first by the Oratorians of Lisbon (the Congregação do Oratório), until about 1834, when it was continued by Vicente Ferreira, the Diario is often found in embroidered bindings, in an unusual variety of styles and colors. This lavish example with its midnight-blue ground is particularly eye-catching. The main part of the almanac is the ecclesiastical calendar itself, containing copious details of saints’ days, and local and monastic commemorations and festivities. The rest is devoted to catalogues of the Portuguese, Brazilian, and European royal and imperial families, a shorter list of church dignitaries, and a few practical tables, of sunrises and sunsets in Lisbon, tidal charts, and so on.
Item #4132

Price: $3,750.00