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Repertorio geral, ou indice alphabetico das - THOMAZ, Manoel Fernandes - 1819. 
Coimbra, na Real Imprensa da Universidade, 1815-1819. - 2 volumes. Folio (33 x 20.5 cm.), contemporary crimson calf (somewhat worn, especially at corners, heads and feet of spines; waterstain to upper quarter of front cover of first volume; chafing), spines heavily gilt, each spine with two green morocco labels, gilt letter, inner dentelles gilt, covers with gilt borders of urns and acorn design, all edges gilt, hand-marbled endleaves. Text in two columns. Overall in very good condition, internally very fine, in a somewhat damaged but sound luxury binding. Contemporary signature of Conde de Peniche on title-pages. Presentation inscription "Illmº & Exmº Sñr Conde de Peniche" // "Da parte do Autor" near top and bottom, respectively, of recto of blank leaf before title-page. (2 ll.), xv, 560 pp., (1 l.); (2 ll.), 569, vii pp. *** FIRST EDITION of this important compendium, indexed by topic. There were a number of later editions. Manoel Fernandes Tomaz (Figueira da Foz, 1771-Lisbon, 1822), jurist and public functionary, was one of the leaders of the liberal revolution of 1820. He was most active in the constitutional Cortes from 26 January 1821, until the Cortes was forcibly closed 4 November 1822.Provenance: The Conde de Peniche to whom these volumes were presented by the author could have been the second to hold that title, D. Manuel de Almeida e Noronha (1788-1824), who was given the title during the lifetime of his father, the first count, on 13 November 1815. The author's dedication message on the verso of the second unnumbered preliminary leaf in volume I is dated 15 December 1815. D. Manuel was an officer in the Peninsular War, achieving the rank of captain in 1814, and being promoted to major in 1819 by Marshal Beresford, for whom he served as aide-de-camp. It is not impossible that the presentation inscription might refer to his father, the first Conde de Peniche, D. Caetano José de Noronha e Albuquerque (1753-1829). He was confirmed in the title on 6 December 1806, served on the Conselho da Fazenda, the Junta do Tabaco, was governor and capitão-mor of the Algarve, and was one of the governors of the kingdom (1818). D. Caetano was also an honorary member of the Real Academia das Ciências. See Nobreza de Portugal, III, 122; also Grande enciclopédia, XX, 996.*** Innocencio V, 421. Azevedo-Samodães 1192 (with only 566 pp. in the main body of text for the second volume). Porbase locates only two complete sets: one in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, the other in the Biblioteca João Paulo II-Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Melvyl has only a Coimbra 1843 edition, at UCSB. NUC: MH. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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