1834. Robert Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, 4 December 1810
1834. Robert Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, 4 December 1810 *
Keswick. Dec 4. 1810.
My dear Wynn,
Thank you for the sheets of the Catalogue. They have no publishers name to them. May I request you therefore to procure the books which I wish from it, & Grosvenor will settle with you for them, he being my receiver & disbursor general in town. Let them be sent to Longmans for me.
|✓1619.||Ordenanza de Marina.||5/. |
|✓1629.||Arte de Navigar –||5/. |
|✓1642.||Imperio de la China.||7/6. |
|1655.||Rojas. Discursos Historicos del Cid.||10/6. |
|✓1684.||Esperanza de Israel.||7/. |
|✓1725.||Gentio de Angola.||5/. |
|1849.||Rinaldo di Tasso||7/6. |
|1871.||Aureus Libellus.||3/6 |
|1910.||Malleus Malificarum.||3/. |
|✓  1922.||Berosus –||3/6 |
It will be unlucky if I do not get some of these.
I have got into a correspondence with Abella, the Duke of Albuquerques  Secretary, who will assist me with all the documents in his possession or within his reach; & I am put in a way also of having specific questions conveyed to Colonel Carol.  From him I hope to obtain information respecting Romana’s  movements in the North. On the whole from the sources which are opened to me of various kinds, & a little more practise in the business taken into the account as well, I believe the second years volume will be better than the first.
Joan of Arc  is about to be reprinted. Busy as I am I have determined to make time for giving it a thorough weeding as it goes thro the press.
God bless you
* Address: To/ C W Williams Wynn Esqr M.P./ Camelford House/
Postmark: FREE/ 7 DE 7/1810
MS: National Library of Wales, MS 4812D. ALS; 2p.
 Ordenanzas de Marina para los Navios del Rey de las Islas Philipinas, que en Guerra y con Reales Permissos hacen Viages al Reyno de la N. España In Otro Destino del Real Servicio (1757); no. 3603 in the sale catalogue of Southey’s library. BACK
 The cosmographer Rodrigo Çamorano’s (1542–1623) Compendio del Arte de Navigar (1588); no. 3243 in the sale catalogue of Southey’s library. BACK
 Alvaro Semmedo (1585/6–1658), Imperio de la China (1642); no. 3686 in the sale catalogue of Southey’s library. BACK
 Possibly Pedro de Rojas, Conde de Mora (d. 1665), Discursos Illustre, Historicis i Genealogicos (1636); no. 3718 in the sale catalogue of Southey’s library. BACK
 Manasseh ben Israel (1604–1657), Esperance de Israel (n.d.); no. 3177 in the sale catalogue of Southey’s library. BACK
 Francisco Pacconcio (fl. 1640s), Gentio de Angola (1645); no. 3440 in the sale catalogue of Southey’s library. BACK
 Possibly an unknown edition of the surgeon Mariano Santo’s (1488–1577) Aureus Libellus (1522). BACK
 Throughout this list ✓ inserted in another hand, presumably to record the books Wynn managed to purchase. BACK
 The pseudo-Chaldaeus Berosus, Antiquitatum Italiae ac Totius Orbis Libri Quinque (1545); no. 274 in the sale catalogue of Southey’s library. This revisionist account of European history purported to be by the Chaldean historian, but was in fact a forgery by Annius of Viterbo (the pseudonym of Giovanni Nanni (1432/1437–1502)). For the impact of Annius’s forgeries on European thought in the early Renaissance and later see Walter Stephens, ‘When Pope Noah Ruled the Etruscans: Annius of Viterbo and his Forged Antiquities’, Modern Language Notes, 119.1 (January 2004), 201–223. BACK
 The Spanish military commander, Jose Miguel de la Cueva, 13th Duke of Alburquerque (1774–1811). BACK
 William Parker Carrol (1776–1842), liaison officer between the British and Spanish forces. Later promoted to Major-General and Field Marshal in the Spanish Army. BACK