Skip to content

Manejo, e governo da cavallaria, escritto pelo conde Galeac, o Gualdo Priorato.

GUALDO PRIORATO, Galeazzo, conte di Comazzo.

  • Publisher: Lisbon, Na Officina de Miguel Manescal, Impressor do Santo Officio, 1707.
Lisbon, Na Officina de Miguel Manescal, Impressor do Santo Officio, 1707.. First Edition in Portuguese. 8°, early to mid-twentieth-century antique sheep (slight wear), spine with raised bands in five compartments, gilt lettering in second compartment from head, gilt date at foot, elaborate blind-tooling on spine and covers. Clean, crisp; in very good to fine condition. Eighteenth-century ownership signature ("João de Quintal Lobo") in upper margin of p. 1. Finely engraved title page, (8 ll.), 198 pp. *** First and Only Edition in Portuguese. Gualdo Priorato (Vicenza, 1606-1678), was a soldier of fortune in Flanders, France, Mantua and the Empire. He fought under Prince Maurice of Nassau both in Flanders and against the Portuguese in Brazil, and also served under Wallenstein. This translation is probably from either his Il maneggio dell'armi moderno, Bologna, 1643, or Arte della guerra, o sia maneggio moderno dell' armi, Rome, 1681. The translator does not give his name, but identifies himself in the introduction as a soldier who had served in Flanders, and states that he has added some annotations based on his experience there and elsewhere. *** Palau Claveras 1707: without collation. Torrecilla 253. Avila-Perez 3455. Gonçalves Rodrigues A tradução em Portugal 434 (without mention of the engraved title or the identity of the translator). Not in Innocêncio. Porbase locates three copies, two in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, and one (with only 14 preliminary pp.) at the Biblioteca João Paulo II-Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Not located in Jisc. Not located in NUC.

Offered by Richard C. Ramer, Old & Rare Books

Richard C. Ramer, Old & Rare Books

Rua de O Século 107
Apartamento 4
Lisboa 1200-003

Store Hours

By appointment only

We have been in business since 1969. We work from private premises, both in New York and in Lisbon, Portugal, and admit visitors by appointment. Online lists are issued regularly.

Terms of Sale for Richard C. Ramer, Old & Rare Books

30 day return guarantee, with full refund including shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged.