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  • MIRANDA, Ana
    BAY OF ALL SAINTS AND EVERY CONCEIVABLE SIN. Translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero.

    Edition: First US edition

    New York: Viking, 1991. Cloth & boards. Remainder stripe to lower page edges, else fine. Jacket has small soft creases, minute rubbing to spine tips, else fine. First novel of this Brazilian artist, after two books of poetry. A novel of murder, rebellion, and revenge in 17th century Brazil.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 9136
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  • BRUCE, G.J. (George James)
    BRAZIL AND THE BRAZILIANS

    Edition: First UK edition

    London: Methuen, 1915. Red cloth. pp (viii), (308), (31, ads) + 8 plates. Glossary, Index. Spine a bit sunned and darkened; religious library stamp at front (St. Peter's Priory, Rosettenville, S. Africa); page edges yellowed; else a VG clean and unworn copy.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50685
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  • RIDINGS, Eugene
    BUSINESS INTEREST GROUPS IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRAZIL

    Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994. Octavo, red cloth. pp (2),(xvi),377,(5). Fine copy, without jacket, as issued.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 33213
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  • DEUX ANNÉES AU BRÉSIL: Ouvrage illustré de 180 vignettes dessinés par E. Riou d’après les croquis de M. Biard by BIARD, F. (François-Auguste)
    BIARD, F. (François-Auguste)
    DEUX ANNÉES AU BRÉSIL: Ouvrage illustré de 180 vignettes dessinés par E. Riou d’après les croquis de M. Biard

    Edition: First edition

    Paris: Hachette, 1862. In early/period quarter red morocco and marbled boards, marbled endpapers, top page edges gilt. pp 680. Numerous engraved plates and in-text illustrations, folding map ast rear. Sabin 5134. Profusely and handsomely illustrated with engravings after sketches by the author, a successful French genre painter of the time. His artistic career in a lull, François-Auguste Biard (1799-1882) traveled to Brazil in 1858 and spent two years living and traveling in Rio de Janeiro, Espirito Santo, Bahia, Amazônia, and elsewhere. He was one of the very first European artists of note to spend time with and depict the indigenous population of the rain forest and the interior. Light shelf wear to lower edges of boards, spine faintly sunned,…

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    Paris: Hachette, 1862. In early/period quarter red morocco and marbled boards, marbled endpapers, top page edges gilt. pp 680. Numerous engraved plates and in-text illustrations, folding map ast rear. Sabin 5134. Profusely and handsomely illustrated with engravings after sketches by the author, a successful French genre painter of the time. His artistic career in a lull, François-Auguste Biard (1799-1882) traveled to Brazil in 1858 and spent two years living and traveling in Rio de Janeiro, Espirito Santo, Bahia, Amazônia, and elsewhere. He was one of the very first European artists of note to spend time with and depict the indigenous population of the rain forest and the interior. Light shelf wear to lower edges of boards, spine faintly sunned, else fine, contents exceptionally clean and bright, free of foxing, firmly bound. A very nice copy. 3 kg parcel

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50591
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  • BRANDAO, (Ambrosio Fernandes).
    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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 18308
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  • Exploring and Travelling THREE THOUSAND MILES THROUGH BRAZIL from Rio de Janeiro to Maranhão... by WELLS, James W.
    WELLS, James W.
    Exploring and Travelling THREE THOUSAND MILES THROUGH BRAZIL from Rio de Janeiro to Maranhão...

    Edition: First edition

    London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1886. Title page continues: "With an Appendix Containing Statistics and Observations on Climate, Railways, Central Sugar Factories, Mining, Commerce and Finance; the Past, Present, and Future, and Physical Geography of Brazil." Two volumes, octavo, original green cloth with red roan spines lettered and decorated in gilt, black endpapers. top edges gilt. Vol. I: pp (xx), (412) + folding colour frontispiece map. Numerous vignette illustrations in text. Vol. II: pp xii, (387) + folding colour frontispiece map + 5 plates + 2 maps. One map and numerous vignette illustrations in text. No ads at rear. Collated complete. Spines have light rubbing, shallow chip at head of Vol. I; short tears to maps neatly…

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    London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1886. Title page continues: "With an Appendix Containing Statistics and Observations on Climate, Railways, Central Sugar Factories, Mining, Commerce and Finance; the Past, Present, and Future, and Physical Geography of Brazil." Two volumes, octavo, original green cloth with red roan spines lettered and decorated in gilt, black endpapers. top edges gilt. Vol. I: pp (xx), (412) + folding colour frontispiece map. Numerous vignette illustrations in text. Vol. II: pp xii, (387) + folding colour frontispiece map + 5 plates + 2 maps. One map and numerous vignette illustrations in text. No ads at rear. Collated complete. Spines have light rubbing, shallow chip at head of Vol. I; short tears to maps neatly repaired on blank side with clear archival paper tape; light foxing to page edges and to text early and late; else a VG+ tight and unworn copy, no owner names, text quite clean. James William Wells, a British civil engineer, travelled for years in all parts of the country. 2.5 kg parcel.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46462
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  • POLLOCK, Frank Lillie
    MIRADOR TREASURE: An Adventure Story

    Edition: First edition

    New York: Chelsea House, 1927. Brown linen grain cloth lettered and bordered in gilt. pp [2], (5) - 256, (1, ad). Yellowing to page edges, else fine. Dust jacket has very small chips to spine ends and outer corners, a few small tears, light darkening to spine and rear panel, internal tape repairs, VG otherwise, attractive. This title not in the list of his novels in Watters p 368. Pollock grew up in Huron County, Ontario, graduated from the University of Toronto. A scarce novel with criminous elements, set in Brazil, especially scarce in dust jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 50855
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  • BIGG-WITHER, Thomas P. (1845-90)
    PIONEERING IN SOUTH BRAZIL. Three years of forest and prairie life in the Province of Paraná

    Edition: First Edition

    London: John Murray, 1878. Two volumes, octavo, original brown pictorial cloth gilt, back endpapers. Volume I: pp (xvi), 378, [2] + frontispiece and 2 other plates, 6 vignette illustrations in text. Volume II: pp (xii), 328, 32 Feb.,1877, catalogue + folding frontispiece and 3 plates, 7 vignette illustrations in text + colour folding map at rear (complete). Library discard, with label of the Norfolk & Norwich Library inside front cover of Vol. I; inside front cover of Vol. II scarred from removed label; discard rubber stamp to label and half-title leaves; ink owner name at front of each volume, but no pouches, spine marks, or other library marks. Partial cloth split to front joint and across spine of Vol.…

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    London: John Murray, 1878. Two volumes, octavo, original brown pictorial cloth gilt, back endpapers. Volume I: pp (xvi), 378, [2] + frontispiece and 2 other plates, 6 vignette illustrations in text. Volume II: pp (xii), 328, 32 Feb.,1877, catalogue + folding frontispiece and 3 plates, 7 vignette illustrations in text + colour folding map at rear (complete). Library discard, with label of the Norfolk & Norwich Library inside front cover of Vol. I; inside front cover of Vol. II scarred from removed label; discard rubber stamp to label and half-title leaves; ink owner name at front of each volume, but no pouches, spine marks, or other library marks. Partial cloth split to front joint and across spine of Vol. I neatly repaired; inner hinges of both volumes neatly repaired; three inch tear to the map neatly repaired on blank side with clear archival paper tape; small chips at heads of spines; else a VG clean, now tight and unworn pair. "Written in a fluent and picturesque style, is of great interest and full of excellent observations about the colonial region and the 'sertao' of Parana. It is certainly one of the best travel books about that part of Brazil" (Borba de Moraes 106). "After working at a shipyard in the city of Portsmouth , Thomas joined the team (of sixteen English and Swedish engineers) of the 'Paraná And Mato Grosso Survey Expedition' led by the captain of the Swedish army Christian Palm. The expedition was hired by the Brazilian imperial government and the Visconde de Mauá with the intention of undertaking feasibility studies for the construction of a railroad linking up the provinces of Mato Grosso and Paraná. The expedition started its services in the early 1870s and Bigg-Wither reached Paraná in June 1871 . Staying in the regions of Curitiba and general fields (region Tibagi ) for about four years, he returned to England in April 1875. During the period that he remained in Brazil, he made records of personal character, aspects of the local and indigenous population, the Curitiba, agriculture, flora and fauna, among other matters deemed relevant." - Wikipedia, edited. 2 kg parcel.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46446
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  • HEMMING, John
    RED GOLD. The Conquest of the Brazilian Indians

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Macmillan, 1978. Black boards. pp [xxiv], 677, [3] + plates; maps in text at front, indexed. Fine copy, no owner marks. Red dust jacket has some creases, VG otherwise. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 27605
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  • GHOSE, Zulfikar
    THE BEAUTIFUL EMPIRE

    Edition: First printing

    London: Macmillan, 1975. Orange boards. Text paper quite yellowed, as usual, else fine. Jacket has quite minor rubbing to outer corners, else fine. A novel of 19th century Brazil.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46713
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  • McGREGOR, (Pedro, with T. Stratton Smith).
    THE MOON AND TWO MOUNTAINS. The Myths, Ritual and Magic of Brazilian Spiritism.

    Edition: First UK edition

    London: Souvenir Press, 1966. Blue boards. 238, (2) pp. 6 double-sided photo plates inserted. Foxing to page edges; else fine. Jacket has tiny chip, rubbing to foot of spine; one inch tear to front panel; VG+, bright o/w. A book about the Brazilian version of voodoo, a mixture of Indian, African, and European beliefs, magic, faith healing.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 5560
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