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Collecção de alguns Manuscriptos, curiosos do Exmº Bispo d'Elvas, depois Inquisidor Geral, dos quaes posto que já se ténham publicado alguns no Periodico denominado O Investigador Portuguez, nos Nºs do mez de Fevereiro de 1812 pag. 554 até 557; e no de Setembro de 1815 pag. 313 até 322; outro no Periodico demominado Mnemozine Luzitana, nos Nºs 13, 15, 16, 17 e 18; pag. 201, 241, 257, 273, e 289; com tudo fôram sem nome do Authôr; outros que ainda se conservavam manuscriptos se vão agora fazer publicos pelo meio da imprensa.
London, Impressor por L. Thompson, 1819. - 2 works in 1 volume. 8°, contemporary tree sheep (minor worm damage to spine, covers; front free endleaf ), flat spine richly gilt, crimson leather lettering piece, gilt letter, marbled endleaves, text block edges sprinkled red, gold silk ribbon place marker with red stripe. Overall in very good condition. Internally fine. Occasional contemporary ink corrections to text. ix, 126 pp., (1 l. errata). The errata leaf is bound after the second work. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. This collection of essays includes:1. An analysis of the "Ordenação do livro 3º titulo 85";2. Copies of letters written to the British generals who most contributed to the removal of the French from Portugal in 1811;3. Pastoral letter to his diocese;4. Letters to the editors of the Investigador Portuguez, on the boundaries of Brazil, the increase in monetary value, etc.;5. The guidance of aerostatic balloons;6. "Memoria refutatoria do elogio de Du guay-Trouin por Mr. Thomas."Azeredo Coutinho (1742-1821), a native of Rio de Janeiro, was one of the most influential Brazilian writers of his time, a leading figure in the Brazilian Enlightenment, and "the greatest reactionary of his time" (Borba). He served as archdeacon of Rio de Janeiro, bishop of Pernambuco and inquisitor general in Portugal, and he worked with great zeal to develop the commerce and industry of his native Brazil.*** Borba de Moraes (1983), I, 233-4; Período colonial, p. 111. Not in Ayres Magalhães de Sepúlveda, Dicionário bibliográfico da Guerra Peninsular. Not in Biblioteca Pública de Braga, Catálogo do Fundo Barca-Oliveira. Not in Rodrigues. Porbase locates three copies (without mention of the errata leaf): two in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, and one in the Biblioteca João Paulo II-Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Copac lists copies at the British Library (lacking the errata leaf) and Oxford University. *** BOUND WITH: COUTINHO, José Joaquim da Cunha de Azeredo. Cópia da Proposta feita ao Bispo de Pernambuco, D. José Joaquim da Cunha de Azeredo Coutinho, e da resposta que elle deo á dita proposta, &c. [Lisbon?: Imprensa Régia?, 1819?]. 4º, 33 pp., (1 blank l.). A-D4, E2. Caption title. Internally in fine condition.FIRST and ONLY EDITION. The first part (pp. 1-15) deals with the question of maritime booty. The second part (pp. 16-33) includes a copy of a letter which had appeared in the Investigador Portuguez, no. 86, August 1816, on the Southern limits of Brazil. Azeredo Coutinho argues in favor of Portuguese rights to the left bank of the Rio de la Plata, and gives a history of the subject.* Borba de Moraes (1983) I, 234: "It is rare"; Período colonial, p. 111. Innocêncio, XIII, 22 (Brito Aranha postulates that the work was printed in Lisbon by the Imprensa Régia, 1819). Not in JCB, Portuguese and Brazilian Books. Not in Rodrigues. OCLC: 465403215 (University of Wisconsin-Madison); 497325269 (British Library). Porbase locates a single copy, in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Copac repeats British Library only. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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