Title: Revolutions de Portugal. Par. M. l'Abbé de Vertot, de l'Académie des Inscriptions & Belles Lettres. Nouvelle edition, revûe & augmentée, 1758
Author: René-Aubert (Abbé de) Vertot
Publisher: Veuve Didot, Nyon, Durand, Aumont, Babuty and Brocas, Paris
A mid 18th century edition of Verdot’s history of the Revolutions of Portugal, first published in 1689, providing an account of the 1667-1668 palace revolt which established the future Pedro II as prince-regent for his brother, Afonso VI, and annulled the marriage of the king to Maria Francisca d'Aumale de Savoy, daughter of the Duke of Nemours. Pedro then married Maria Francisca, thus preserving the French alliance, assuming the throne upon the death of his brother in 1683.
Of Vertot himself, he was a prolific writer of many historical works; this being his most successful. In addition to the many editions in French, the work was translated into English, Spanish and Portuguese.
This volume bears the prize binding crest of the prestigious College Royal De Toulouse, with the exact date of prize bearing engraved.
One finely bound volume in 12mo, XV+382+17 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in fair shape, with wear noted at the corners and joints. There is some chipping noted at the bottom of the spine, and the front joint has some cracking in the middle. There is little to no foxing present.