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
 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 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