DIALOGUES OF THE GREAT THINGS OF BRAZIL. (DIALOGOS DAS GRANDEZAS DO BRASIL). Tanslated and Annotated by Frederick Arthur Holden, William F. Harrison, and Dorothy Winters Welker.
Edition: First edition in English
Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1987. Nrown cloth. xiv, 385 pp. Fine copy, no previous owner marks. Beige dust jacket has a very light sticker stain to front panel, light sunning to spine; VG+ otherwise. The first translation into English of the 1618 Portuguese work, "the equivalent for Brazil of the writings of Captain Smith for Virginia." - Frederick Holden Hall. Authorship attributed to Ambrosio Fernandes Brandao. "Evidently written to encourage immigration, the DIALOGUES describe the history of the colonization of northeastern Brazil and the agricultural and mineral wealth of the new land. In addition, the author provides information about every aspect of the land and people of the region: georgraphy, history , flora and fauna, scenery." - jacket. 0826308856