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Annaes das sciencias, das artes, e das letras; por huma sociedade de portuguezes residentes em Paris.

16 volumes. 8°, original printed wrappers (half somewhat defective at head, a few others with solits at outer joints, some light soiling). Occasional dampstains, light spotting, and limited foxing, but on the whole a clean, fresh, attractive set, in very good condition. A few other minor defects described with the collations. Including 6 lithograph plates and numerous tables (2 of them folding). 4 ll., 184 pp., 173 pp., 2 pp. errata, 12 pp. advertisement; 3 ll., 2 pp., 1 l. table of contents, 1 l. 186 pp., 1 l., 108 pp., 16 pp. advt.; 4 ll. (coming loose from the head of spine), 197 pp., 1 l. 122 pp., 15 pp. advt.; 9 ll., 160 pp. (p. 102 wrongly numbered 200), 156 pp., 20 pp. advt.; 8 ll., 182 pp. (repair at inner margin of pp. 41-44, minor worming at inner margin of pp. 41-47 does not touch text), 1 folding plate (grape cultivation), 1 l., 1 folding plate (table, at p. 72), 139 pp., 15 pp. advt.; 8 ll., 107 pp., 192 pp., 16 pp. advt.; 8 ll., 160 pp., 156 pp., 8 pp. advt.; 6 ll., 144 pp., 150 pp., 10 pp. advt.; 6 ll., 1 folding plate (hydraulic lift at p. 132), 132 pp., 160 pp., 14 pp. advt.; 6 ll., 168 pp., 1 folding map of Portugal in black, white and red tones, (2 ll. tables), 162 pp., 8 pp. advt.; 35 pp., 154 pp., 140 pp., 11 pp. advt. (small tear at foot of p. 3 does not affect text); 26 pp., 165 pp., 114 pp., 6 pp. advt.; 8 pp., 132 pp., 178 pp., 18 pp. advt.; 8 pp., 144 pp., 178 pp., 1 folding plate (machine for extracting iron ore), at p. 138), 14 pp. advt.; 8 pp., 175 pp., folding plate (machine for carbonated beverages at p. 42), 159 pp., 17 pp. advt.; 8 pp., 159 pp., folding table (at p. 80), folding plate (cultivator at p. 126 with slight tear at inner margin not affecting text), 156 pp., 10 pp. advt. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. Sixteen volumes-A COMPLETE RUN-of this quarterly journal with research in the arts and sciences, reviews, correspondence and articles on the latest inventions, discoveries and theories. Included are pieces on medicine, anatomy, pharmacy, botany, chemistry, meteorology, mineralogy, education, etc., with some original poems, many reviews, and annotated lists of recent books and journals in related fields. The plates depict grape cultivation, a hydraulic lift, a map of Portugal, a machine for extracting iron ore, an apparatus for carbonating beverages and a cultivator.In medicine the topics range from epidemic fevers and poison to hernias, cautery, smallpox and angina.The scope of the Annaes is worldwide, ranging from the Arctic to the Caspian Sea, India and Amherst, Massachusetts. Several sections give information on Brazil, e.g., meteorological observations from S. Luiz do Maranhão (XVI, ii, 55-79), customs regulations for Portugal and Brazil (III, ii, 3-14) and new calculations of the latitude and longitude of various points on the coast (XIV, ii, 4-7). There are also sections on Africa, including a review of Bowdich's Mission from Cape Coast to Ashantee, London 1819 (V, i, 157-65) and an account of Capt. J.K. Tuckey's 1816 expedition to the Congo (IV, i, 38-52).Ramos describes this work as "a publicação periodica mais completa e mais seria que então existe em lingua portuguesa. De caracter enciclopedico, pretendendo cobrir as actividades do espirito humano, desde a poesia a agricultura, e do romance a industria, esta publicação atinge um publico de qualidade, junto do qual exerce uma influencia que mereceria ser estudada" (pp. 37-8).The Annaes was founded by José Diogo Mascarenhas Neto, Francisco Solano Constancio and Candido José Xavier, all of whom were editors and principal contributors. They were later joined by Luis da Silva Mousinho d'Albuquerque.In 1827 four issues of a successor to the Annaes were published: Novos annaes das sciencias e das artes.*** Innocêncio I, 73. Lisbon, Faculdade de Medicina, Catálogo II, 453. Ramos, A edição da lingua portuguesa em França (1800-1850) pp. 37-8 and nos. 533-49. Rodrigues 193. Welsh 5323. *** BOUND WITH: WITH:Novos annaes das sciencias e das artes. Numbers 1-4 (all published). 4 issues bound in 1 vol. Paris: C. Farcy, 1827. 8°, original printed wrappers. Occasional light stains. In very good to fine condition. (3 ll.), vi, 196 pp.; (3 ll.), 206 pp.; (3 ll.), 175 pp.; (1 blank l., 3 ll.), 175, (1) pp. 4 issues.FIRST and ONLY EDITION-Extremely rare successor to the Annaes das sciencias, das artes, e das letras, Paris 1818-1822-A COMPLETE RUN. Only these four issues (January, March, May and July 1827) were published. Like the Annaes, this periodical ranges world-wide, from Russia to the Pyrenees, from mines in Colombia to strange meteorological phenomena off the coast of Africa. Among the wealth of information on contemporary medicine and the physical sciences are sections on psychology, homicidal mania, forced injections, cancer of the lower jaw, rhinoplasty, syphilis and epilepsy. Other subjects include the penal and civil codes of Louisiana, railroads and canals, the status of the new nations in North and South America, including Brazil, and the tunnel being constructed under the River Thames in London. There is, as well, some poetry as well as correspondence from readers.* Innocêncio I, 73. Ramos, A edição da lingua portuguesa em França (1800-1850) 551-4. Not in Lisbon, Faculdade de Medicina, Catálogo. ULS: citing complete runs of the Annaes and Novos annaes at DLC, MH, NN, PPAN, ICN. NUC: IU, MiU.
Corrected proofs and manuscripts for revised edition (Recapitulação) of volume V of his História da literatura portuguesa. Probably ca. 1915-1924.

Corrected proofs and manuscripts for revised edition (Recapitulação) of volume V of his História da literatura portuguesa. Probably ca. 1915-1924.

BRAGA, Teofilo. , Wrapped in a large sheet of paper bearing an early manuscript note: "Originaes e provas do 'Romantismo' por Teofilo Braga. Porto e Artes Graficas 2-Julho-1925." Another pencil note dated 8/9/34. 178 ll. of unmarked galley proofs (most 4º); 32 extensively annotated leaves torn from the first edition of História do Romantismo em Portugal; 12 leaves of autograph manuscript addenda (8º and smaller, covered on either or both sides). *** Extensive material for the unpublished fifth volume in Braga?s major revision of his seminal Historia da literatura portuguesa, which had first appeared in 1870. Braga died in 1924, leaving Volume V unfinished. The note on the paper in which this collection is wrapped suggests that it was returned by the publisher (to Braga's heirs?) the year following his death. We have found no indication that any part of the revised version of this fifth volume appeared in print.During the 1870s Braga had become convinced of the truth of Positivism, and subsequently edited many of his writings to bring them in line with that philosophy. Radically revised versions of volumes I-IV of the Historia da literatura portuguesa appeared in Porto, 1909-1918, with the name recapitulação in each title: I, Idade Média, 1909; II, Renascença, 1914; III, Os Seiscentistas, 1916; and IV, Os Arcades, 1918. Prado Coelho notes of these revisions, "Também aí há inexactidões, o predomínio da biografia sobre a análise estética, o partidarismo doutrinário; mas quantos filoes ainda por explorer!" Volumes I-IV of the revised edition were reprinted by the Imprensa Nacional/Casa da Moeda in 2005.The present collection includes part of what would have been the revised volume V, on Romanticism in Portugal. These two segments, on Almeida Garrett and on Alexandre Herculano, would have formed perhaps half of the finished volume.1. Garrett: A set of 178 leaves of galley proofs that begin: "Recapitulação da Historia da Litteratura Portugueza. Terceira época: Romantismo." The galleys include an introduction, "O Século XIX: sua fallencia mental e moral" (ff. 1-32), followed by "I: O Romantismo Liberal: Garrett," which continues (with various subheads) to the end of this extensive set of galleys, and is followed by footnotes (ff. 162-178). Printed on one side only, untrimmed, unnumbered, in varying sizes (mostly 4º), no running heads, stitched at upper left corner, some pages inserted upside-down. No annotations.2. Herculano: Extensive revisions to the text of Historia do romantismo em Portugal, originally published Lisbon, 1880. Included here are 32 extensively annotated leaves torn from the first edition of the book, plus 12 leaves of manuscript addenda (8º and smaller, covered on either or both sides). All these leaves are foliated, presumably by Braga for the benefit of the copyist or editor who had to convert them to type. The foliation runs from 1 to 35 but includes many insertions (e.g., 18a, 18b).==Teófilo Braga (Joaquim Teófilo Fernandes Braga, 1843-1924), a native of Ponta Delgada in the Azores, published his first book of poetry at age 17 and an acclaimed book of verse, Visão dos Tempos, in 1864. The next year he was embroiled in the Questão Coimbra on the side of Antero de Quental and became notorious for his harsh criticism of Antonio Feliciano de Castilho. By 1872, having been awarded the chair of Modern Literature at the Curso Superior de Letras (today the Universidade de Lisboa), he turned most of his energy to literary research and criticism. Braga?s Historia da literatura portuguesa, 1870, was recognized as an important survey of Portuguese literature; Prado Coelho describes it as ?terreno em que o grande cabouqueiro, ainda hoje incomparável, pela riqueza de ideias, de intuições, de factos averiguados, e pelo esforço de síntese.? (Part V of this História was on Romanticism.) The most controversial aspects of the work were Braga?s postulation of a ?Mozarabic soul? that was later suffocated by influence from Spain, and his disparaging attitude toward ?highbrow? literature.Also controversial was his Historia do romantismo em Portugal, 1880: Braga argued that the Romantic movement in Portugal paralleled and reflected the nation?s political situation. The work included an introduction (?Ideia Geral do Romantismo?) and a book devoted to each of the three writers who dominated the Romantic movement in Portugal: Almeida Garrett, Alexandre Herculano, and Antonio Feliciano de Castilho. If Braga kept this structure (which is not guaranteed, since he was making drastic revisions), then the chapters in this collection on Herculano and Garrett would comprise about half the recapitulação of the História da literatura portuguesa volume on Romantismo.Braga?s interests were wide ranging: he wrote extensively on Portuguese folklore and was highly influential in introducing sociology to Portugal. After the death of his children and his wife, he became involved in politics. For a brief time after the Revolution of 1910 he was president of the provisional government of the Republic, and in 1915, for a few months, succeeded Manuel de Arriaga as president of the Republic.*** On the Historia do romantismo em Portugal in Artigos de apoio Infopédia, Porto: Porto Editora, 2003-2019. On Braga, see Álvaro Manuel Machado in Dicionário de literature portuguesa, pp. 72-3; Amadeu Carvalho Homem in Biblos, I, 739-41; Jacinto do Prado Coelho, ed., Dicionário de literatura (1994) I, 119-21; Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, II, 253-7; Helena Carvalhão Buescu, ed., Dicionário do romantismo literário português, pp. 55-57.