The captivity of Hans Stade of Hesse, in A.D. 1547-1555, among the wilde tribes of eastern Brazil. ...

The captivity of Hans Stade of Hesse, in A.D. 1547-1555, among the wilde tribes of eastern Brazil. Translated by Albert Tootal, Esq. of Rio de Janeiro and annotated by Richard F. Burton


Published by Hakluyt Society, London, 1874
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First edition in English, 8vo, pp. [8], xcvi, 169; endpapers darkened, else a very good, sound copy in original blue cloth stamped in gilt on upper cover and spine. The 57 page preface and 37 page introduction are by Richard F. Burton. Issued in the Society's First Series, Part II, Number 51. Captivity of the German sailor in the Portuguese colony of Sancte Vincente on the NE coast of South America, first published at Marburg in 1557. Casada 79; Penzer, p. 90; Borba de Moraes 837: 'On many occasions during his exile Burton had the opportunity to visit the sixteenth century fort of Betioga, near Santos, where Hans Staden was soldier in charge of guns. He read the famous book and recommended to his friend Albert Tootal that he should make a translation. . . this work reveals in Burton an excellent knowledge of Brazilian history and ethnography and the Tupi language'. Bookseller Inventory # 30233

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Title: The captivity of Hans Stade of Hesse, in A.D...

Publisher: Hakluyt Society, London

Publication Date: 1874

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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