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Saturday, April 30, 2016


      Here are a few (many, in fact) of free downloads of books and PDFs that you can find online, about so many period images on life, costume and war of Portugal (and Spain) during and after the Napoleonic Wars. The dates are in bold.
·         Enjoy!

  • ·         James Murphy, "A General View of the State of Portugal" , 1797

  • ·         James Murphy, "Travels in Portugal", 1789-90
·         http://purl.pt/17093

  • ·         "Picturesque review of the costume of the Portuguese", 1836
·         http://purl.pt/13864

  • ·         Marianne Baillie , "Lisbon in the years 1821, 1822 and 1823", 1824, vol. I and II
·      http://purl.pt/23495

  • ·         Henry L'Evêque, "Portuguese Costumes", 1810

  • ·         Henry L'Evêque, "Campaigns of the British army in Portugal",1812
·         http://purl.pt/13957

  • ·         "As Invasões Francesas", Cirilo Volkmar Machado,1807-9
·         http://purl.pt/13956/3/

  • ·         A. P. D. G., "Sketches of Portuguese Life, manners, costume, and character", 1826
·         http://purl.pt/14638

  • ·         William Morgan Kinsey, "Portugal illustrated : in a series of letters",1829
·         http://purl.pt/17212

  • ·         Thomas St. Clair (Major), "A series of views of the Principal Occurrences of the Campaigns in Spain and Portugal, taken during the Peninsular War", 1815
·         http://purl.pt/23633

  • William Comb, "A History of Madeira : with a series of twenty-seven coloured engravings, illustrative of the costumes, manners, and occupations of the inhabitants of the Island ", 1821


  • ·         Several authors, "Le Monde, Histoire de Tous Les Peuples Depuis Les Temps Les Plus Recules Jusqu'a Nos Jours", 1839, (collection about several countries; the link below is about the Iberian Peninsula and the Pays-Bas)


  • ·         William Bradford (Reverend)
·         In French:  "Esquisse du pays du caractere et du costume en Portugal et Espagne, prises pendant la campagne et durant la marche de l'armée Angloise en 1808 en 1809", 1812

·         In English: Sketches of the Country, character, and Costume, in Portugal and Spain, made during the campaign, and on the route of the British Army, in 1808 and 1809", 1812
·         http://purl.pt/23417
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