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Do Redactor do Progoeiro [sic, for "Pregoeiro"] - MAXAMBEIRO, O, pseud., Joaquim - 1841. 
[Colophon] Bombay, Na Officina Portugueza do Pregoeiro da Liberdade, . - 4°, disbound. Caption title. Uncut and mostly unopened. Slight soiling on first and final leaves. Unobtrusive wormtrail in lower margin of first quire, never affecting text. In good to very good condition. (1 l.), 62 pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this collection of letters from Moçambique, which were too voluminous for publication in the Pregoeiro da liberdade, a weekly newspaper published in Portuguese in Bombay from 6 January 1838 to 28 June 1846. The letters and documents, dating to 1839-1841, recap the unfortunate situation of the Portuguese colony and the worsening conditions under the governorship of Joaquim Pereira Marinho. Supporting documents include letters from the citizens of Cabo Verde, merchants of Rio de Janeiro, officials in Inhambane, and the governor himself.Joaquim Pereira Marinho (Porto, ca. 1782-1854, Lisbon) was a member of the royal council, a field marshal, and a member of the Ordem de Christo and the Ordem de S. Bento de Avis. Judging from the list of his works in Innocêncio, Pereira Marinho spent considerable time defending his actions as governor of Cabo Verde and Mozambique.*** On Joaquim Pereira Marinho, see IV, 145, 454-5; XII, 129-30. For the Pregoeiro da liberdade see Costa, Dicionário de literatura goesa, III, 90. Porbase locates a single copy, at Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Not located in Copac. KVK (44 databases searched) locates only the copy cited by Porbase. [Attributes: First Edition]
[Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
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