CAPMANY Y DE MONTPALAU, Antonio de (1742-1813). Memorias históricas sobre la marina, comercio y artes de la antigua ciudad de Barcelona. Madrid: Imprenta de Don Antonio de Sancha, 1779-1792. 4 volumes, 4° (255 x 198mm). Half-titles, titles to vols. I and II printed in red and black, errata leaves at end of vols. I and II. (Lacking 2 leaves and a fly-title in vol. II called for by Palau, occasional light marginal spotting, tiny marginal chips to I.2.A2 and II.Nn4, tiny marginal hole to II.Yy4, large marginal chip to III.T3.) Contemporary tree calf, covers with small greek-key scroll-tooled frames, gilt spines with red morocco lettering-pieces, marbled endpapers, green edges, green silk ribbon markers (headcap slightly chipped and front hinge weak to vol. I, extremities faintly rubbed). [With:] -- Codigo de las costumbres maritimas de Barcelona, hasta aqui vulgarmente llamado libro del consulado. Nuevamente traducido al castellano. Madrid: Imprenta de Don Antonio de Sancha, 1791. 2 vols, 4° (255 x 198mm). Half-titles. Engraved vignettes to titles, head- and tailpieces. Double column text in Castilian and Catalan. (Occasional light spotting, tiny marginal chip to Ii2 in first vol.) Contemporary tree calf, gilt spines with red and green morocco lettering-pieces, marbled endpapers, red edges. Provenance: Marqués de Pidal (booklabel).
RARE FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE MAJOR SOURCES FOR THE MARITIME HISTORY OF BARCELONA. Although the two works are bound similarly in contemporary tree calf, the set is not uniform. The last two volumes present here were separately published, but are considered as supplementary to the 4 volume work. Palau III, 43352 and 43353. Sold with the same author's Filosofia de la eloquencia. Madrid: 1777. (7)