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Cathecismo da lei natural, ou principios physicos da moral, deduzidos da constituição do homem, e do universo, por Mr. Volney. Traduzido por hum emigrado.

VOLNEY, Constantin François Chasseboeuf, Comte de. 12°, contemporary plain gray wrappers (stained; several small holes on front and back covers), spine reinforced with dark burgundy strip of paper. Title page brownstained at foot; marginal worming on final 3 leaves, pinpoint on first two and not affecting any text, affecting only 4 numerals on errata leaf. Old purple stamp in blank portion of title page of the Duque de Palmela (ducal coronet above the monogram). One line addition to errata in old ink manuscript. 90 pp., (1 l. errata). *** First Edition in Portuguese of the present translation. The work appeared in Lisbon: Typ. de D. Marques Leaõ, 1822, translated by Pedro Cyriaco da Silva under the title As ruinas. A second edition of the present title was published Lisbon: Nova Impressão Silviana, 1834.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 (Turin, 1781-Lisbon, 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 Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, I, 612-3; Grande enciclopedia XX, 123-8.*** Gonçalves Rodrigues, A tradução em Portugal 4300. Not in Fonseca, Pseudónimos. Not in Guerra Andrade, Pseudónimos. This edition not located in Porbase. Not located in Copac. No Portuguese edition located in KVK (51 databases searched) Not located in NUC.
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Diccionario liberal d’algibeira traduzido do francez, contendo a significação das palavras que com o tempo e as revoluções hem tido mudanças na linguagem dos povos correndo risco de não ser entendido por quem as empregasse na sua accepção primitiva.

MOURA, José Joaquim Ferreira de]. 12°, original blue printed wrappers. Small wormhole in first 3 leaves., affecting only 3 letters of text on verso of second leaf, never affecting legibility. Uncut and partly unopened. Overall in good condition. Aside from the worming in the first 3 leaves, very good to fine. 108 pp., (1 l. errata). *** Third edition? This little work was first published anonymously, with a Madrid imprint but probably in London (without date); according to Innocêncio, copies were smuggled into Portugal by 1829. It includes such definitions as "Abuso.-Os revolucionarios comprehendem debaixo deste denominação a educação christaa, os passaportes, os lampiões, e a guarda da policia" (pp. 7-8). There are scattered references to political figures, e.g. Marat, Pradt and Sieyes. Other editions appeared in Rio de Janeiro, 1832 and Porto, (184-). This dictionary, at times exhibiting a biting cynicism, has a decidedly liberal, at times even radical orientation. On the other hand, the author remains a skeptic and a monarchist. He has a favorable view of the results of the French Revolution, but is against republicanism and calls the social contract "unworkable". He calls slavery unjust, barbaric, inhuman, and a stain on civilization, urging it be abolished.Ferreira de Moura was born, probably in 1776, in Villa-nova de Foz-Coa, and died in 1829. He earned a law degree from Coimbra University and became a Juiz de Fora, from 1804 to 1807 at the villa of Aldêa-gallega in the Ribatejo. Upon accepting the work given by Junot of translating the Code Napoleon into Portuguese, and perhaps for other reasons, he was suspected of Jacobin leanings, and had to give up his official post, returning to his native village to practice law. In 1820 he was reappointed to the judiciary, serving as Juiz de fóra at Pinhel, then became vogal for the Junta Provisional do Governo Supremo de Reino, 1820-1821. In 1821 he was elected as a liberal deputy to the constitutional Côrtes from Beira, becoming intimately linked to Manuel Fernandes Thomás, serving on various important committees, sometimes as head. (See Galeria dos deputados, pp. 238-48). He was elected simultaneously to the 1822 Côrtes from Castello-Branco, Trancoso, Coimbra and Aveiro. Changes in the political winds caused him to emigrate to England in 1823; he returned to Portugal in 1826 as a supporter of the Carta constitucional of Dom Pedro.*** Innocêncio IX, 114-5; for other editions and biographical information, see II, 135; IV, 388. Not in Canto, Bibliotheca açoriana. Not in Canto, Inventario. This edition not located in Porbase; the only edition cited is that with the false Madrid imprint in a single copy at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. No edition located in Jisc. KVK (51 databases searched) locates only the single copy of the first edition, with the false Madrid imprint cited by Porbase.
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Relação das operações militares da expedição que debaixo do commando do chefe de esquadra da Armada Real José Joaquim da Roza Coelho foi mandada aos Açores para bater os rebeldes acoutados na Ilha Terceira. As quaes operações se notão desde o dia 17 de Maio de 1829, até 16 d’Agosto do dito anno, em que a esquadra, e tropas se dissolverão, e separárão.

MACEDO, José Agostinho de]. 4°, disbound. Typographical vignette on title page. Woodcut florat vignette on p. viii. Brownstain on final 7 leaves, small at first but becoming increasingly larger, not obscuring text. Barely in good condition. Two ink signatures in blank portions of title page, one contemporary, the other later. viii, 35 pp., (1 l. errata). *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this relation of the Miguelistas' ill-fated expedition to Terceira to quell the adherents of D. Maria II. The author of the pamphlet is annonymous, but Innocêncio is very definite in his attribution of the vitriolic "advertencia" at the beginning to the great polymath and champion of the Miguelistas, P. José Agostinho de Macedo. According to Ernesto do Canto, Father Macedo wrote the advertencia and edited the volume, using documents furnished by Coronel Lemos. Rosa Coelho is heartily censured. *** Innocêncio IV, 210. Canto, Ensaio bibliographico . 1828 a 1834 (1892) 1344 (without mention of the final leaf). Canto, Inventario 1376. Not in Canto Biblioteca açoriana; but see the note to 1573. Not located in NUC.
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Discursos pronunciados na solemne inauguração d’este estabeoecimento na noute [sic] de 2 de Janeiro de 1875.

GREMIO LITERARIO, Horta. 8°, original blue printed wrappers (small paper ticket removed from front wrapper, causing some paper damage, affecting a few letters of the imprint; much of spine gone; small piece gone from lower outer corner of front wrapper). Front wrapper within woodcut rope border. Some light foxing. In good to very good condition. Signed ink manuscript presentation inscription on blank verso of title page: "Ao Illmo e Exmo Snr // Joao Marques Nogueira Lima // em testemunho // d'admiração, sympathia e reconhecimento // offerece // Hermenegilda de Lacerda." 52 pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. The Discursos are by Miguel Street d'Arriaga, Hermenegilda de Lacerda, F.P.L Costa Rebello, Ernesto Rebello, Antonio Lourenço da Silveira Macedo, and Luiz Telles de Barcellos. There is also a poem by Hermenegilda de Lacerda (pp. [41]-43).Provenance: For João Marques Nogueira Lima (born Porto, 1829), merchant and poet in whose shop on the Rua das Flores, in Porto, ca. 1885, were want to gather Camilo Castelo Branco, Júlio Denis, Pinheiro Chagas and others, see Innocêncio, III, 414-5 and Grande enciclopédia, XV, 87. See Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, II, 230 and Grande enciclopédia, XIV, 508 for Hermenegilda de Lacerda (Horta, 1841-1895), the author of 5 plays, whose numerous poems, essays and articles appeared local newspapers. A collection of her poems, Horas crepusculares, was published in Brazil.*** Canto, Biblioteca açoriana 948. Porbase locates a single copy, in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Not located in Jisc. KVK (51 databases searched) locates only the copy cited by Porbase.
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Nobiliario da Ilha Terceira.

SOARES, Eduardo de Campos de Castro de Azevedo. 2 volumes. Large 4° (25.8 x 19.1 cm.), contemporary black half morocco over faux-reptile textured boards (occasional slight wear), spine gilt with raised bands in six compartments, green decorated endleaves, top edges rouged. In very good condition overall. Fine internally. Four-line author's presentation inscription on half title page of volume I to José Martins Pereira de Menezes, dated Vila do Conde, 3-IX-1911. Copy 112 of 112 with author's authentication signature on verso of half title page of volume I. Blue on gold bookseller's sticker of Livraria Academica in upper outer corner of front pastedown of volume I. 356 pp., (1 l.), 4 plate; 462 pp., *** FIRST EDITION, LIMITED to 112 copies, of this most valuable study and reference work on the noble families of Portugal and their descendants in the Azores, particularly those on the Island of Terceira. A second edition of the first two volumes was published in 1944.Eduardo de Campos e Castro de Azevedo Soares (Braga, 1864-Vila do Conde, 1955), was a judge of the Supremo Tribunal de Justiça de Portugal, genealogist and historian noted for his studies of the genealogy of the Portuguese aristocracy. He was the son of Francisco de Campos de Azevedo Soares, 1.º Visconde de Carcavelos and 1.º Conde de Carcavelos.*** Fonseca, Aditamentos p. 116. NUC: vols. I-II only, at MB.*** BOUND WITH: WITH:SOARES, Eduardo de Campos de Castro de Azevedo. Nobiliario da Ilha Terceira (Suplemento). Volume III. Porto: Livraria Fernando Machado & C.ª, 1945. Large 4° (25.8 x 19.1 cm.), contemporary black half morocco over faux-reptile textured boards (occasional slight rubbing), spine gilt with raised bands in six compartments, marbled endleaves, top edges rouged, original illustrated wrappers bound in. In very good condition overall. Fine internally. 206 pp. (1 l.), 4 plates.FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this supplementary volume.
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Memoria geographica, estatistica, politica, e historica sobre as Ilhas do Fayal, e Pico, offerecida na Sessão de 2 de Novembro com os Documentos a que ella se refere ao Augusto, e Soberano Congresso das Côrtes Geraes, Extraordinarias e Constituintes da Nação Portugueza pelo Deputado das referidas Ilhas .

SILVEIRA, Manoel José da Arriaga Brum da. 4°, disbound. Title page loosening. Uncut. In good condition. Early signature at top of title page scored, three lines of light pencil markings on title page. Large "Nº 2" in contemporary ink manuscript in upper outer corner of title page. (1 l.), 22 pp. (1 blank .), 3 folding charts. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. Report by a native of Faial and deputy to the Portuguese Côrtes in 1821 who supported the new Constitution. His report on the islands of Faial and Pico includes statistical tables of exports, produce and population (broken down by occupation).Manoel José da Arriaga Brum da Silveira was the great uncle of Manuel de Arriaga, President of Portugal from 1911-1915. Born into an aristocratic family, tracing their lineage to the Fleming Joss van Aard, one of the original settlers on the island of Faial, as well as to a Basque family of lower nobility. He was also related to Bernardo de Sá Nogueira de Figueiredo, 1.º Marquês de Sá da Bandeira, five-time Prime Minister of Portugal. A judge, he was chief of police for the court and kingdom in 1826, and is said to have died at an advanced age in Lisbon, 1833.*** Innocêncio VI, 24: stating that he had seen only 1 copy, in a great collection on the Azores, and had never been able to find another. Canto, Biblioteca açoriana 1876. Canto, Inventario 3935. Not in Kress or Goldsmiths. Porbase locates a single copy, in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Jisc repeats British Library only. KVK (51 databases searched) locates only the copy cited by Porbase (but should have located the British Library copy). NUC: ICN.
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O leproso d’Aosta, pelo Conde Xavier de Maistre. Os desposados, novella venesiana, por Charles Nodier. A resignação, por uma senhora franceza. João Sbogar, por Charles Nodier. Romances traducidos em portuguez.

RIBEIRO, José Silvestre, trans. 4°, contemporary black quarter morocco over marbled boards (minor wear; front free endleaf removed), smooth spine gilt (small defect at head). Very occasional, very light stains. Upper margin repaired on final 3 leaves without loss. Overall in very good condition. Later, partially illegible signature in lower blank margin of title page. 273 pp. *** Translations from the French of four works of fiction by Silvestre Ribeiro, printed at Angra do Heroísmo when he was Governador Civil of the district. He provides introductions to the first, second and fourth works.José Silvestre Ribeiro (Idanha-a-Nova, 1807-Lisbon, 1891), Portuguese political figure and historian, was the author of the indispensable 19-volume work about the history of Portuguese scientific and cultural institutions, Historia dos estabilicimentos scientificos litterarios e artisticos de Portugal nos sucessivos reinados da monarchia, Lisbon: Academia Real das Sciências, 1871-1914.*** Gonçalves Rodrigues, A tradução em Portugal 6092-3 (without collations; no copies located). Not in Innocêncio; see V, 134, citing an edition of Lisbon, 1836. Not in Canto, Bibliotheca açoriana; see volume II, items 1247-9 for other works by Silvestre Ribeiro. Also Canto, Inventario 3535-46 for other works. For Silvestre Ribeiro, see Álvaro Manuel Machado in Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, p. 420; Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, II, 53-4. Not located in Porbase. Not located in Jisc. Not located in KVK (51 databases searched). Not located in NUC.
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Correspondencia official de Luiz Antonio de Abreu e Lima, actualmente Conde da Carreira, com o Duque de Palmella. Regencia da Terceira e governo do Porto, de 1828 a 1835.

LIMA, Luiz Antonio de Abreu e, Conde da Carreira, and Pedro de Sousa Holstein, Duque de Palmella. Large 8°, contemporary black quarter morocco over marbled boards (hinges weak, minor wear to corners), smooth spineminimally gilt, text block edges sprinkled. Half-title lightly browned. Overall in good to very good condition. Small paper ticket for Livraria Ferin tipped on to upper outer corner of front pastedown. xv, 807 pp. *** FIRST EDITION of the correspondence between the Conde de Carreira and Pedro de Sousa Holstein, Duque de Palmelha, during the turbulent years 1828-1835. The second edition of the Correspondencia, published in 1874, included a preface stating that the 1871 edition was published at the expense of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs but suppressed shortly thereafter.*** Innocêncio XIII, 335; see V, 210 for more on the Conde da Carreira; for the Duque de Palmella, see VII, 5; XVII, 231; and Fonseca, Aditamentos, p. 326. Canto, Ensaio bibliographico . 1828 a 1834 (1892) 432 (for the 1874 edition): "Ha outra edição feita por conta do Governo, em 1870 [sic], que dizem mutilada, e ainda não foi exposta ao publico. Segundo S.J. da Luz Soriano, Historia da Guerra Civil, Terceira Epocha T. III, na Parte II, pag. 99, nota 1, a edição mandada fazer pala Viscondessa tambem foi mutilada, como prova, transcrevendo uma peça omittida." Not in Canto, Biblioteca açoriana; see 2647 for the 1874 edition. NUC: DLC, MH, NN, DCU.
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Revelações da minha vida e memorias de alguns factos, e homens meus contemporaneos.

SORIANO, Simão José da Luz. Large 8°, contemporary quarter morocco over marbled boards (slight wear), smooth spine gilt, decorated endleaves. Some foxing on portrait and facing leaves. Overall in very good to fine condition. Three-line author's inscription to the great Portuguese bibliographer Innocêncio Francisco da Silva in upper blank portion of half title page. (2 ll.), lithograph frontispiece portrait, 779 pp., (1 l. index, 1 l. errata). *** FIRST EDITION of the author's autobiography, said to have been limited to only 400 copies, of which 140 were offered by the author and 260 were for sale. A second edition appeared in Porto, 1891. It includes a thorough geographical description of the Azores and a chapter each on S. Miguel and Terceira (pp. 388-425).Luz Soriano (1802-1891) pursued a distinguished career as a government official and historian, publishing several important works on the civil war in which he fought. He participated in the Revolução Constitucional in Porto, 1828, went into exile in England, returned for the Siege of Porto, and suffered political attacks during the ministries of the Marquês de Loulé, Visconde d'Athoguia, and Sá da Bandeira. He ends with a chapter on the "systema despotico" of the Portuguese government. The work includes a geographical description of the Azores that Luz Soriano published in 1832.Provenance: Innocêncio Francisco da Silva (1810-1876) was the author of the first nine volumes of the monumental bio-bibliographical dictionary Dicionário bibliográfico português, 1858-1870 (often cited as "Innocêncio"). It has twice been reprinted and remains, a century and a half after volume I appeared, a standard and indispensable reference work. He ranks with Brunet, Graesse, Salvá, and Sabin as one of the foremost bibliographers of the nineteenth century. His annotations regarding the scholarly and commercial value of the books listed have rarely been surpassed, and his range of knowledge was vast and detailed.*** Innocêncio VII, 278-81; for additional biographical and bibliographical information, not pertaining to the present work, see XIX, 216-32. Canto, Biblioteca açoriana 2543. Canto, Inventario 3985. Palha 3664. See Bell, Portuguese Literature p. 292. Also Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, II, 42-3: ". documento importante para a caracterização de uma época ainda hoje insuficientemente conhecida." NUC: DLC, MH, CaBVaU.
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Notas açorianas.

REBELLO, Ernesto. Volumes I & II only (of 3) Large 8°, later quarter tan sheep over marbled boards (slight wear to corners), spine gilt with raised bands in six compartments, citron leather lettering pieces in second and fourth compartments from head with gilt letter author and title, respectively, decorated endleaves. Early ink manuscript three-line inscription from Amelia L. d'Avila to her sister, Isabel C. d'Avila in upper blank margin of page 1. (2 ll.), 184 pp., (1 l. errata); (2 ll.), 244 pp., (2 ll. errata). One of 100 copies (each volume). *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. The third volume was published in 1887, also in an edition of 100 copies. The author mixes history, customs, folklore, biography, and anecdotes of life (mostly) on the Island of Faial. This is perhaps Rebello's most successful work; it is said by the author of the article about him in the Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses to still make good reading today.Ernesto [de Lacerda Lavallière] Rebello (Lisbon, 1842-Horta, 1890), erroneously considered by Ernesto do Canto to be a native of Faial, was the son of a Faialense father and French mother. He moved to Horta aged 2, and spent most of the rest of his life there, dedicating himself to journalism. Writing in the Romantic style, he was principal editor of the Grémio literário, in which collaborated most of the best Azores authors of the time. *** Canto, Bibliotheca açoriana 565. Canto, Inventario 3431. Not in Innocêncio. See Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, II, 250-1. Porbase locates a single set, with all three volumes, at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Not located in Jisc. KVK (51 databases searched) locates only the set cited by Porbase, and a CD-Rom at the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut. NUC: MH, IEN.
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A Description of the Island of St. Michael, Comprising an Account of Its Geological Structure; with Remarks on the Other Azores or Western Islands. Originally Communicated to the Linnaean Society of New-England.

WEBSTER, John White. 8°, contemporary half calf over marbled boards (worn), flat spine (worn) with gilt fillets, crimson leather lettering piece and gilt letter, text block edges marbled. Minor foxing to text and first 2 plates; several short tears at folds on second map; faint offsetting from plates. Bookplate on front pastedown, Lansing van der Heyden Hammond. Ownership signature, Charles N. Shepherd, N.Haven, in pencil on flyleaf. 244 pp., 2 folding engraved maps, 1 folding engraved table, 3 engraved plates. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this geological study by a Harvard professor who became notorious in an entirely different connection. This is Webster's principal scientific work, a discussion of he formation of the island of São Miguel and an examination of the customs of the people of the Azores. Webster took his B.A. and M.D. at Harvard, then studied in London, taking time to visit São Miguel in the Azores. There he met and married the daughter of the American vice-consul. The folding maps show all the Azores and, separately, S. Miguel. The plates show a volcanic eruption off the coast of São Miguel, the Island of Sabrina one mile Southwest of São Miguel and a view of Pico and São Jorge from Faial. The folding table gives thermometer and barometer readings.Appointed in 1824 to teach chemistry at Harvard, Webster consistently lived above his professor's salary, and twice borrowed money from Dr. George Parkman, uncle of the historian Francis Parkman. In November 1849 Parkman was enraged to learn that Webster had pledged the same collateral-his mineral collection-to another creditor as well as himself. Webster and Parkman met to settle the matter at the Medical College on Grove Street in Boston; Parkman was never seen alive again. When human remains were found at the laboratory and Parkman's false teeth turned up in Webster's furnace, Webster was arrested for murder. His trial in 1850 is famous for Chief Justice Lemuel Shaw's charge and his definition of circumstantial evidence. Webster was hanged on August 30, 1850.*** Canto, Biblioteca açoriana 2671: calling for viii, 244 pp. and only 2 maps plus 2 plates (ours has viii, [9]-244 pp.-collations of both Harvard University and University of Michigan copies agree with ours). Canto, Inventario 4408. On Webster, see DAB X, 1:592-3.