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Memoria geologica sobre os terrenos de Curral-Alto, e Sêrro do Roque na Provincia de S. Pedro do Sul.

CABRAL, Frederico Augusto de Vasconcellos Almeida Pereira.

Published by Porto Alegre, Typ. de F. Pomatelli, 1851., 1851
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8°, nineteenth-century crimson quarter morocco over marbled boards (slight wear), spine with raised bands in six compartments, author and short title gilt-lettered in second compartment from head, orange endleaves, original yellow printed wrappers bound in. Light browning. Overall in very good condition. xiv, 162 pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. Describes the geology of the Rio Grande do Sul region and the uses to which its minerals might be put. Frederico Augusto de Vasconcellos Almeida Pereira Cabral is described on the title page as "encarregado pelo governo de Sua Magestade Imperial do estudo dos jaziges carbonaceos da Provincia." A native of Lisbon, he trained as a civil engineer and worked for many years in the Brazilian province of Rio Grande do Sul before returning to Portugal sometime before 1870. Blake lists only this work and another, on the geology of the Douro region, saying that Cabral had "adoptou por patria" Brazil.*** Sacramento Blake III, 153: calling for 176 pp. (i.e., xiv + 162?). Innocêncio III, 99 (without collation); IX, 399 (calling for xiv, 162 pp. and "duas estampas"). Porbase locates two copies, both at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal; collation not given. KVK (44 databases searched) locates only the copies cited by Porbase. Not located in Copac. NUC: NIC, TxU (xiv, 162 pp.). Bookseller Inventory # 22994

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Title: Memoria geologica sobre os terrenos de ...

Publisher: Porto Alegre, Typ. de F. Pomatelli, 1851.

Publication Date: 1851

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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