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RecordaÃ§oens de . fidalgo cavalleiro da Caza - RATTON, Jacome - 1813. 
London, Impresso por H. Bryer, 1813. - 8Â°, contemporary quarter calf (rubbed and worn, upper joint cracking). Scattered foxing, some offsetting to title-page, small hole in HH2 affecting 2 letters; 3 very short tears to map, affecting border only. Overall good to very good. Old title-page stamp of the Duque de Palmela, a ducal coronet over the monogram. Engraved frontispiece portrait, large folding engraved map, (2 ll.), 450 pp., (6, 1 blank ll.). *** FIRST EDITION; the work was reprinted at Coimbra, 1920. Borba de Moraes writes, "Ratton, a French merchant naturalized Portuguese, was a member of the 'Real Junta do Comercio' and played an important part in Portuguese commerce and in founding many factories in Portugal. His memoirs are extremely interesting and an important source book for the study of the development in Pombal's time of manufacturers and the 'Companhias de Comercio' of 'GrÃ£o ParÃ¡ e MaranhÃ£o' and of 'Pernambuco e Parahiba.' The @RecordaÃ§Ãµes are full of interesting details about the rulers of Portugal during the reigns of JosÃ© I and Maria I, trade, public administration, education, and daily life."@Provenance: The extensive library of the Dukes of Palmela, formed mainly in the nineteenth century, was dispersed, for the most part, during the second quarter of the twentieth century through the 1960s. The first to hold the title was D. Pedro de Sousa Holstein (1781-1850), a Portuguese diplomat who served as prime minister at various times in the 1830s and 1840s. He wrote profusely on politics and economics. (See @Grande enciclopedia XX, 123-8.)*** Borba de Moraes (1983) II, 700: "rare." InnocÃªncio III, 253. Ayres MagalhÃ£es de SepÃºlveda, @DicionÃ¡rio bibliogrÃ¡fico da Guerra Peninsular III, 138-9. Azevedo-SamodÃ£es 2624. Ameal 1880. Avila-Perez 6224. Monteverde 4362. Pinto de Mattos (1970) pp. 522-3. NUC: DLC-P4, MnU, CU, MH, DCU-IA. [Attributes: First Edition]
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