12mo, pp. , iii-viii, 9-152, [10 (index)]; without the engraved frontispiece; slight toning to title margins, a little damp staining to endpapers; a very good, clean copy in contemporary calf, spine gilt with red morocco lettering-piece; a little wear to extremities and rubbing to boards; inscription ‘J. Cochrane’ at head of title and ‘J. Gray 1904’ to front free endpaper.
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The History of the Revolutions of Portugal. By M. l’Abbe de Vertot, member of the Royal Academy of Inscriptions and of the Belles Lettres. Translated from the French.
Uncommon first Glasgow edition of this English translation of the Histoire des révolutions de Portugal, a classic account of the Portuguese Restoration War against Spain (1640-1668) by the French historian René-Aubert Vertot (1655–1735).
The Glasgow printer and bookseller Robert Urie (1713–1771) had a particular interest in books of the French Enlightenment, publishing translations of works by Voltaire, Fenelon, d’Alembert, Formey, and Rousseau, in addition to Vertot.
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