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Chronica da Companhia de Jesus do Estado do Brasil .
Rio de Janeiro, Typographia de João Ignacio da Silva, 1864. - 2 volumes in 1. 8°, modern mottled calf, spine gilt with raised bands in five compartments, red lettering-pieces in second from head (author) and fourth (title). Minor foxing, but overall in fine condition. Unidentified purple monogrammed stamp beneath a count's coronet on title-page. (2 ll.), viii, [5]-115, vi pp.; 300, xix pp. *** Second edition of "a fundamental book concerning the history of Brazil" (Borba de Moraes II, 889), covering the years 1549 to 1570. It includes an introduction and historical and geographical notes by Joaquim Caetano Fernandes Pinheiro and a 19-page subject index that did not appear in the original edition, Lisbon 1663. A third edition appeared in 1865 in Lisbon.Vasconcellos (1597-1671), a native of Porto, grew up in Brazil and entered the Jesuit order at Bahia in 1616. He accompanied Antonio Vieira to Lisbon in 1641 and served as Jesuit Provincial in Brazil, which gave him access to a great deal of primary material. He died in Rio de Janeiro.*** Rodrigues 2458: calling for only xi pp. at the end. Porbase locates a single copy, at Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Copac locates single copy, at British Library. KVK (44 databases searched) locates copies at Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut, and Universität Mannheim. NUC: MB, NIC, MH, NN. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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