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OBSERVACOES SOBRE AS PRINCIPAES CAUSAS DA DECADENCIA DOS PORUGUEZES NA ASIA. em Forma de Dialogo, com o Titulo de Soldado Pratico.

Couto, Diego do

Published by Na Offic. da Acad. Real das Sciencias, Lisbon, 1790
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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8vo. 2 parts in 1. (iii)-viv,(2),162;110pp. Partially unopened. Woodcut device on title page. 19th c. mottled calf, elaborately gilt spine panels with red & black calf labels. Hinges rubbed but sound. Title page guarded at inner margin. An account of the Portuguese in India from the point of view of a common soldier. Couto (1542-1616) spent the better part of 50 years in India. His subjects include Portuguese bureaucrats, ships, fleet expenses, pilots and the reason so many Portuguese vessels are lost at sea. Bell, PORTUGUESE LITERATURE, p. 196. Bookseller Inventory # 6578

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Title: OBSERVACOES SOBRE AS PRINCIPAES CAUSAS DA ...

Publisher: Na Offic. da Acad. Real das Sciencias, Lisbon

Publication Date: 1790

Binding: Full Calf

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: First edition thus.

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