AUCTION 51 | Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts Graphic & Ceremonial Art Including: The Alfonso Cassuto Collection of Iberian Books, Part II

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Lot 55


Manuscripts. Collection of Various Treatises Bound into One Volume: 1. Dr. Antonio Nunes Ribeiro Sanches. Lengthy Autograph Manuscript regarding the discontinuation of the persecution of Portugal's New Christians by the Inquisition. Portuguese text. ff.1-14. At beginning, date of "July 22"; at end, signed with his pseudonym "Philopater." An early draft of the work “Origin of the Denomination of New Christian and Old Christian in Portugal” was published by Alfonso Cassuto in 1957. 2. Dr. Antonio Nunes Ribeiro Sanches. Noticias da Frota de Russia [Information about the Fleet of Russia]. Portuguese text. ff.16-19. On back indication of authorship by Dr. Sanches. 3. Extrait [Abstract]. French. ff. 21-25. 4. Dr. Antonio Nunes Ribeiro Sanches. Noticias que sao necessarias sabersse da Russia para que Portugal possa nao somente introduzir ali o seu commercio, e mutuamente a Russia em Portugal. Portuguese text. ff. 27-32. On f. 32v indication of authorship by Dr. Sanches. 5. (Dr. Antonio Nunes Ribeiro Sanches.) Etat des forces militaires de Russie [State of the Russian Military]. French text. f. 33. 6. Blank pages bound in by A. Cassuto. 7. (Luis da Cunha?). Plan for the improvement of the situation of Portugal, in the form of a political testament to his son, incorporating the advice of Dr. Antonio Nunes Ribeiro Sanches. Portuguese text. ff. 36-83. 8. (Luis da Cunha). Diplomatic correspondence from Paris (12th January 1737 - 24th March, 1737). Portuguese text. ff. 85-131 Contemporary patterned calf, spine in compartments, gilt extra. Folio

(Portugal: 18th-century)

Est: $5,000 - $7,000
The first item in this collection of manuscripts is a lengthy autograph text written by the famed Marrano physician Dr. Antonio Nunes Ribeiro Sanches. (See also Lots 21 and 22.) Provenance: From the Library of the Marquis of Rio Maior, 4th / 5th grandson of the first Marquis of Pombal