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Discurso lido na sessão publica de 5 de julho de 1854 e noticia historica dos trabalhos da Classe de Sciencias Moraes, Politicas e Bellas Lettras da Academia Real das Sciencias de Lisboa pelo Secretario Geral Perpetuo .

Large 4° (26 x 23 cm.), original blue printed wrappers (dampstained at front fore-edge, slightly defective at spine, creased). Horizontal foldline. Internally very good to fine. In good condition overall. Old penciled number ("2979") at upper inner corner of title page. Remains of blue-bordered paper tag on lower wrapper, with manuscript shelfmark ("2949"?). (1 l.), 40 pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. This speech was printed the same year in the Memorias of the Academia. Includes a list of members of the Academia Real das Sciencias de Lisboa and a detailed list of improvements in the library and museum. Pages 14-17 give a list of the Academia's projects for 1855 in various disciplines. Pages 18-32 are a review of the Academia's works in social sciences, political science, and literature.The author was born in Lisbon, 1777, and died at Golegã, 1867. A fidalgo da casa real, he was an adviser to the king, guarda-mor of the Torre do Tombo, and permanent secretary of the Academy of Sciences, a post he resigned from in 1857 due to policy disagreements. He wrote several other books, held various honors and was a member of more than forty learned societies in Europe and America.*** Innocêncio IV, 96-7. Porbase locates a single copy, at Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Not located in Jisc. KVK (51 databases searched) locates only the copies cited in the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, and Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal.