BOOTY OF WAR
Missale romanum ex decreto sacrosancti concilii tridentini restitutum...
Olispone, [i.e. Lisbon]. Typographia regia, et privilegio, 1784.
Folio. , 672pp, cxlvi, , 58. Several engraved devotional images within pagination. Contemporary red morocco, richly gilt, marbled endpapers and gilt gauffered edges, yellow metal clasps. Rubbed, small incision to lower joint, paper label to upper board. Tears to FFEP, occasional marginal loss/tearing, some occasional marking.
A handsomely bound Portuguese-printed Roman missal, which, despite later confusion in an inscription to a blank fly-leaf, earlier manuscript letters inserted suggest that this was seized from the flagship of the usurper Dom Miguel, the 80-gun Don Juan, during the 1833 Battle of Cape St. Vincent, passing through the hands of several clergymen before being presented to Grayfriar's, Oxford.£ 1,750.00 Antiquates Ref: 14409