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Recordaçoens de . fidalgo cavalleiro da Caza Real, Cavalleiro da Ordem de Christo, ex-negociante da Praça de Lisboa, e Deputado do Tribunal Supremo da Real Junta do Commercio, Agricultura, Fabricas, e Navegação, sobre occurrencias do seu tempo em Portugal, durante o lapso de sesenta e tres annos e meio, alias de maio 1747 a setembro de 1810. Que rezidio em Lisboa: accompanhadas de algumas subsequentes reflexoens suas, para informaçens de seus proprios filhos. Com documentos no fim.
London, Impresso por H. Bryer, 1813. - 8°, 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 'Grão Pará e Maranhão' and of 'Pernambuco e Parahiba.' The @Recordações are full of interesting details about the rulers of Portugal during the reigns of José 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." Innocêncio III, 253. Ayres Magalhães de Sepúlveda, @Dicionário bibliográfico da Guerra Peninsular III, 138-9. Azevedo-Samodães 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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