Memoirs of the Marquis of Pombal, John Smith Athelstane Carnota (1843)

1D995449-6EFC-4F47-9FFA-804919941107-256Published in two volumes, this is a fascinating chronicle of the career of Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal, one of the most influential characters in the world of port wine and in the history of Portugal.

Pombal’s time in office as the most prominent minister in government spanned the years 1750 to 1777. His greatest achievements include the regulation of the port wine industry through the formation of The Port Wine Company; overseeing the restoration of Lisbon following the earthquake of 1755, and; the suppression of the Jesuit order and the Inquisition across the Portuguese empire.

This original set is extremely rare but both volumes are available in facsimile editions.

 

 

Publisher: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans

Edition: 1843

Pages: Vol. I 343 pages and Vol. II 388 pages

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