Cultos de devoção, e obsequios, que se dedicão ao thaumaturgo Portuguez S.to Antonio de Lisboa em os dias da sua nova trezena, offerecidos a Sua Magestade Pelo Prezidente da Camara, como Provedor nato da Real Caza e Igreja de S. Antonio. Novamente reimpressos.
Small 8vo (103 x 150 mm). 80 pp. Contemporary full red morocco, elaborately giltstamped with ornamental borders and the arms of the Kingdom of Portugal. Green marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.
Very appealingly bound, extremely rare Portuguese liturgical collection of prayers and devotions to Saint Anthony of Padua (1195-1231). They are known to have been issued variously between 1761 and 1850 (the editions of 1828, 1844 and 1869 all having 80 pages), but no other copy of an 1840 edition could be traced.
Slight browning; a few edges slightly wrinkled. The splendid binding, apparently crafted for the Portuguese royal family, shows tiny flaws to spine, otherwise immaculate.