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[CASTRO, Bernardo José d'Abrantes e]

Memoria sobre a conducta do Dr. . . .  desde a retirada de Sua Alteza Real o Principe Regente Nosso Senhor para a America.


London, M. Bryer, 1810.


8vo.  (2) ff., 364 pp., 2 folding tables showing hospital expenses.  Original boards (rebacked).   Pp. browned, ownership stamp on title p., tiny wormhole in inner margin of pp. 151-166.   Small piece torn from inner margin of Table 1, just touching printed border.

The author gives interesting and detailed observations on the wretched state of these hospitals from the time of the French invasion of Portugal to the arrival there of Wellington's troops.   As a physician, he was appointed inspector of military hospitals in 1801, but was imprisoned by the Inquisition in 1809 for his involvement with freemasonry, and fled to England where he later helped found the émigré periodical, Investigador Português.   Pp. 223-364 reproduce documents in support of his cause.   On his death he left a valuable library of over 4000 volumes, described by him as being his only wealth. 

Innocêncio I, 380, "pouco vulgar."   Palha 3491, "peu comun."    



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