Guedes Rodrigues' Private Collection

CONSTITUIÇÃO Política da Monarchia Portugueza. Lisboa. 1822.

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CONSTITUIÇÃO Política da Monarchia Portugueza. Lisboa: Na Imprensa Nacional, 1822.

100 pp.; 230 mm.

FIRST EDITION of the oldest Portuguese constitutional text. Voted in Extraordinary General and Constituent Courts gathered in Lisbon in 1821 under the influence of the so-called revolution of 1820, it was sworn in by D. João VI on 1 October 1822. This first text of our Fundamental Law, despite not having given originating in constitutional practice, exerted a profound influence on institutions and political law. According to Inocêncio (II, 97) larger-format copies were taken. VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT.