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Historia do Brasil desde o seu descobrimento por Pedro Alvares Cabral até á abdicação do Imperador D. Pedro I. Com hum mappa do Brasil.

CONSTANCIO, Francisco Solano.

Published by Paris, na Livraria Portugueza de J.P. Aillaud, 1839., 1839
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2 volumes. Large 8°, contemporary speckled calf (joints cracked and tender; some wear to corners, spines), flat spines gilt, each with black morocco lettering and numbering pieces, gilt fillets on edges of boards, marbled endleaves, text block edges marbled. Occasional minor foxing; some small, light dampstains near end of first volume. In good condition. Old octagonal printed ticket of the Livraria Económica, Rua do Crespo, 2, Pernambuco, in upper outer corner of front pastedown endleaf of volume I. (3 ll., 1 blank l.), 506 pp.; (2 ll.), 483 pp., folding map of Brazil with outlines in color. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. While this work is not highly regarded, it is a relatively early attempt at a general history of Brazil, and contains much information regarding events after the Peninsular Wars, which post-dated the work of SoutheyConstancio (b. Lisbon, ca. 1772), son of a famous professor of anatomy and brother of the noted poet Pedro José Constancio, earned his doctorate in medicine from Edinburgh University. He travelled extensively in Europe and North America, serving as Portugal's chargé d'affaires in the United States in 1822. Later he took up residence at Paris, where he died in 1846. *** Borba de Moraes (1983) I, 200 (calling for only two preliminary leaves in the first volume). Innocêncio III, 65-7. Bookseller Inventory # 36479

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Title: Historia do Brasil desde o seu descobrimento...

Publisher: Paris, na Livraria Portugueza de J.P. Aillaud, 1839.

Publication Date: 1839

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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