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Direcções para a continencia de general, e marcha em revista .
(Lisbon?), Impressa por Antonio Nunes dos Santos, Impressor do Quartel General, ca. 1813?. - 12°, contemporary stiff light blue wrappers decorated with navy spots (minor wear). Small light dampstain in outer margin of leaf A5. Printed on excellent quality thick paper; overall in very good to fine condition Signature [later?] "Conde do Bomfim" on front pastedown, with square paper shelf ticket of the Condes do Bomfim in upper outer corner. 31 pp., 2 folding plates. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION [?] of this rare resumé of Marshal Beresford's instructions to the Portuguese army on parade-ground maneuvers. The 2 folding plates show the troops in formation and direct movements of the various sections. The author was a lieutenant in the Regiment of Voluntários Reais das Milícias de Lisboa Oriental. He appears to have been posted to the secretariat of the general staff of Marshal Bersford's headquarters.@Provenance: The first Conde de Bomfim, José Lucio Travassos Valdez (1787-1862), served in the Peninsular Wars and was in charge of putting down both the rebellion under the Conde de Amarante in 1823 and the Miguelist insurrection in Tras-os-Montes a few years later. He was governor of Madeira and served with Costa Cabral and Rodrigo da Fonseca on the Conselho. When the Maria da Fonte movement broke out he was named commander of the government forces in the south, but having been captured in late 1846 by the Duque de Saldanha, was deported along with his two eldest sons to Angola for the duration of the war. Travassos Valdez's oldest son, José Bento Travassos Valdez, succeeded to the title. The third Conde, José Lucio Travassos Valdez (1841-1926) had been born in Luanda. For the bookplate, see Avelar Duarte, @Ex-libris portugueses heráldicos p. 275 (nº 770). *** Martins de Carvalho II, 575. Not in Innocêncio or Ayres Magalhães de Sepúlveda, @Dicionário bibliográfico da Guerra Peninsular. Not located in Porbase. Not located in Copac. Not located in KVK (44 databases searched). Not located in NUC. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
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