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O Museu Portuense.  Jornal de Historia, Artes, Sciencias Industrias e Bellas Letras.  Publicado debaixo dos auspicios da Sociedade da Typographia Commercial Portuense.  Publicado de Agosto de 1838 a Janeiro de 1839.  Nos. 1 - 12.  


Porto, na Typographia Commercial Portuense, 1839.


Small folio.  (2) ff., 192 pp.   With vignette on title p. & p. (1) & 47 engravings in the text.  Half calf (lacking label).   Short marginal tear repaired in p. 31/32, occasional spotting & discolouration.   

A complete set of this rare and interesting periodical, of particular value to historians in that the first two numbers include, for the first time in print, part of the Chronica de D. Manuel by Damião de Goes, the manuscript of which the editor states he found among other papers in the Biblioteca Pública in Porto and recognized as being in the historian's own hand.   Also included are detailed descriptions, with illustrations, of the newly built railway lines, steam pumps and paddle-steamers, Herschel's telescope, telegraphy, and machinery used for coalmining, etc.

Innocêncio VI, 266 & II, 161.   Pinto de Mattos 418, “estimado e não vulgar.”   Jornais e Revistas Portuguesas do Séc. XIX, 3624.  



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