Tratado da educação fysica dos meninos, para uso da nação portugueza .

FRANCO, Francisco de Mello.

Published by Lisbon, Na Officina da Academia Real das Sciencias, 1790., 1790
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2 volumes in 1. 4°, late twentieth-century half sheep over marbled boards (minor wear at joints, corners), spine gilt with raised bands in six compartments, gilt letter. Bound with another work. Woodcut device of the Academia Real das Sciencias on title page. Occasional light spotting; two small round wormholes throughout most of text, touching some letters but not affecting legibility. In good condition. Unidentified monogram stamped in gilt near foot of spine. viii, 119 pp., (2 ll.). *** FIRST EDITION of what is certainly the first book on pediatrics by a Brazilian, and one of the earliest, if not the first, Portuguese books devoted substantially to that subject. His topics include the proper care of pregnant women, precautions during delivery, the usefulness of cold baths (which he believed made children in the north of Europe stronger), nursing and weaning (he disapproves strongly of wet-nurses), proper clothing, and smallpox innoculation.Mello Franco (1757-1823), a native of Minas Gerais, practiced medicine in Lisbon until 1817, when he returned to Brazil. He was frequently in trouble with the authorities for his liberal writings and associations, and spent several years imprisoned by the Inquisition. His Reino da estupidez, a satirical poem aimed at the professors of Coimbra, was circulating anonymously in manuscript as early as 1785 (the first printed version was not until 1818), and caused an enormous scandal.*** Borba de Moraes (1983) I, 320: "very rare," and calling for only 5 preliminary pages; Período colonial p. 140 (and full-page facsimile of title-page on p. 141). Innocêncio III, 11: calling for only viii, 119 pp. Sacramento Blake III, 45: calling for 129 pp. Bosch 245. JCB, Portuguese and Brazilian books 790/3. Lisbon, Faculdade de Medicina, Catálogo da Colecção Portuguesa I, 130. National Library of Medicine, Eighteenth-Century STC, p. 300. Ferreira da Mira, História da medicina portuguesa pp. 312, 318. On the author, see José Martinho da Rocha, Nosso primeiro puericultor (Rio de Janeiro, 1946). Not in Rodrigues. NUC: RPJCB, PPAmP (without collation).*** BOUND WITH: SALDANHA, João Carlos Saldanha de Oliveira e Daun, Duque de. Concordancia das sciencias naturaes e principalmente da geologia com o Genesis fundada sobre as opinioens dos Ss. Padres e dos mais distinctos theologos. Extrahida de um trabalho do Marechal Marquez de Saldanha sobre a philosophia de Schelling. Vienna: na Typographia dos Pp. Mechitaristas, 1845. 4º, (2 ll.), 58 pp. The two round wormholes continue throughout this work, with a third in the outer margin of the final 8 leaves.FIRST and ONLY EDITION.João Carlos Saldanha de Oliveira Daun, (1790-1876) was marshal of the liberal armies fighting for D. Maria II; he was raised to the rank of conde (1827; confirmed 1833), marquês (1834), and finally duque (1846). Ninth son of the 1.º Conde de Rio Maior and maternal grandson of the 1.º Marquês de Pombal, he was also one of the dominant personalities in Portuguese politics of his era, serving four times as president of the Council of Ministers and leading a half dozen coups d'état.* OCLC: 57288236 (Houghton Library-Harvard University); 504506150 and 793670414 (British Library); 493801387 (Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève). Not located in Porbase. Copac repeats British Library. Bookseller Inventory # 35090

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Title: Tratado da educação fysica dos meninos, para...

Publisher: Lisbon, Na Officina da Academia Real das Sciencias, 1790.

Publication Date: 1790

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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