1809 Rare Book - The LUSIAD or, the Discovery of India - an Epic Poem Translated from Camoens.

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Author : de Camoens, William Julius Mickle (Translated by)
Title : Lusiad or The Discovery of India. An Epic Poem from Camoens.
Publisher : London, W. Suttaby; R Crosby and Company and Scatcherd and Letterman, 1809.
Language : Text in English
Size : 5 " X 3 "
Pages : xcviii-277 pages.
Binding : Very good attractive full leather binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover. 
Content : Very good content (bright and clean) 
Illustrations : Illustrated with full page frontispiece and an illustrated title page.

Estimation : (USD 75 - USD 150)

The book : Rare and attractive edition of Os Lusíadas, usually translated as The Lusiads, -- a Portuguese epic poem by Luís Vaz de Camões (sometimes anglicized as Camoëns). It is often regarded as the most important work of Portuguese literature and is frequently compared to the Aeneid, Virgil's great epic poem. The work celebrates the discovery of a sea route to India by the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama (1469–1524). The ten cantos of the poem are in ottava rima and total 1,102 stanzas.

The author : Luís Vaz de Camões (sometimes rendered in English as Camoens or Camoëns (c. 1524 or 1525 – 10 June 1580), is considered Portugal's and the Portuguese language's greatest poet. His mastery of verse has been compared to that of Shakespeare, Vondel, Homer, Virgil and Dante. He wrote a considerable amount of lyrical poetry and drama but is best remembered for his epic work Os Lusíadas (The Lusiads). His collection of poetry The Parnasum of Luís de Camões was lost in his lifetime. The influence of his masterpiece Os Lusíadas is so profound that Portuguese is sometimes called the "language of Camões".

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