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Memorias para a historia, e theoria das Cortes - SANTAREM, Manuel Francisco de B - 1828. 
Lisbon, Na Impressão Regia, 1828. - 4 volumes in 1. 4°, slightly later half tan calf over pebbled cloth boards (some wear at corners, front hinge starting), spines with raised bands in five compartments, gilt letters, numbers and fillets, text block edges marbled. Woodcut Portuguese royal arms on title pages. Fine condition internally. Very good overall. vi pp., (1 l.), 48 pp.; 108 pp.; 118 pp.; 346 pp. The second part and the volume titled Alguns documentos para servirem de provas a' parte 2.ª . . . are bound together with the first part and the volume titled Alguns documentos para servirem de provas a' parte 1ª . . . in a single volume, numbered "1" on the spine. Another volume, numbered "2" on the spine, contains duplicate copies of the second part and Alguns documentos para servirem de provas a' parte 2.ª . *** FIRST EDITION of this important collection, the first part apparently being a later issue, with the title page dated 1828 instead of 1827. The four volumes bound together are:1. Memorias para a historia, e theoria das Cortes Geraes, que em Portugal se celebrárão pelos Tres Estados do Reino ordenadas, e compostas no anno de 1824 . Parte 1.ª.2. Algunes documentos para servirem de provas á Parte 1.ª das Memorias .3. Memorias para a historia, e theoria das Cortes Geraes, que em Portugal se celebrárão pelos Tres Estados do Reino ordenadas, e compostas no anno de 1824 . Parte 2.ª.4. Algunes documentos para servirem de provas á Parte 2.ª das Memorias .The second Visconde de Santarem (1791-1856) has been called "the greatest figure in the history of Portuguese cartography" (Cortesão, History of Portuguese Cartography I, 23); in fact, it was Santarem who coined the term "cartographia." He travelled to Brazil with the royal family in 1807 and held various diplomatic posts; he also served as Keeper of the Royal Archives at Torre do Tombo from 1824 until 1833, when he was dismissed for political reasons. Although he spent the rest of his life in Paris, his standing with the Portuguese government later improved to the point that the government funded many of his publications, and appointed him Keeper of the Torre do Tombo without requiring him to return to Portugal.*** Innocêncio V, 435: calling for a total of four volumes: 2 parts, each with a supplementary volume of Alguns documentos . (the first part dated 1827, and with slightly different collations for the first part and its supplement). Azevedo-Samodães 3040 (with the same dates and collations as our set). NUC: CU, WU, DLC-P4, NIC, LNT. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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