Folio (29 x 21 cm.), twentieth-century period mottled sheep, spine with blind tooling and raised bands in five compartments, crimson leather lettering-piece, gilt letter, covers with border ruled in blind. Woodcut initials. Three leaves remargined. Some toning. In good to very good condition. Total of 127 ll. (list available upon request). *** Seventy-six legal documents (54 alvarás, 12 decretos, 7 cartas régias and 1 aviso), promulgated in Brazil and printed probably in Lisbon, between 15 January 1810 and 7 March 1821. Fifty were promulgated in 1810, 17 in 1811, 1 in 1813, 1 in 1815, 3 in 1817, 1 in 1818, and 1 in 1821. The Portuguese royal family fled to Rio de Janeiro in early 1808, during the Peninsular War, and returned to Lisbon in early 1821.*** There is no reliable bibliography for Brazilian laws published in Lisbon. For the originals published at Rio de Janeiro, see Almeida Camargo and Borba de Moraes, Bibliografia da impressão Regia do Rio de Janeiro, and Valle Cabral. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Manuscript title: "Collecção de Leys, ...
Publisher: N.p., n.pr., 1810-1821.
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