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Maximas e pensamentos praticados por Antonio Moniz de Souza, o homem da natureza, natural da provincia de Sergipe d'El-Rei, em suas viagens pelos sertões do Brasil desde 1812 até 1840. Publicados por um seu amigo.

SOUZA, Antonio Muniz de.

Published by Nictheroy, Typographia Nictheroyense de M.G. de S. Rego, 1843., 1843
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4°, contemporary plain wrappers (some stains and soiling; spine defective at head and foot). Large wood-engraved laurel wreath on title page. Overall in very good to fine condition. (4 ll.), 56 pp., (1 l.). *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this curious work, part travel advice, part courtesy book - a compilation of notes jotted down by the author on his trips to the interior of Brazil in the 1830s. In the Advertencia, he states that those who travel should do so for the sake of improving humanity, and should visit alms-houses and prisons. Early recommendations include avoiding fancy dinners, because often they result in being drunk, having indigestion - or worse. ("Deve o viajante izentar-se muito de jantares pompozos, e premeditados, porque pela maior parte destes sobre muito vinho, ha indigestões, e algumas vezes ciladas, e salta a razão," p. 10.) Other advice: don't be vengeful, be humble, be tolerant. Then he moves on to recommendations that are specific to the interior of Brazil: Don't promise to transport contraband such as brazilwood, currency, or slaves (pp. 29-30). Don't listen to malcontents who malign the government, propose revolution, or advocate separatism (pp. 30-50, nearly a third of the book).The author was a farmer born in Sergipe, 1790; he died after 1840. Besides this work he wrote Viagem e observações de um brazileiro, Rio de Janeiro, 1834 (probably the Peregrinações referred to in the Prefácio of this volume). Sacramento Blake mentions a manuscript dated 1824, "Descobertas curiosas que nos reinos vegetal, animal e mineral por sitios e sertões varios das brazilicas provincias de Bahia, Sergipe e Alagôas fez o capitão Antonio Moniz de Souza e Oliveira," which was donated to the Instituto Histórico e Geographico Brazileiro in 1846 by Colonel Ignacio Accioli de Cerqueira e Silva.*** Innocêncio VIII, 259. Sacramento Blake I, 267-8 (without collation and with incorrect date of publication). Not located in Porbase. Not located in Copac. Not located in Hollis or Orbis. Bookseller Inventory # 37579

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Title: Maximas e pensamentos praticados por Antonio...

Publisher: Nictheroy, Typographia Nictheroyense de M.G. de S. Rego, 1843.

Publication Date: 1843

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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