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Episodios da historia patria contados á infancia . obra adoptada pelo Conselho Direcor da Instrucção Publica.
Rio de Janeiro, B.L. Garnier (printed at Typ. de Pinheiro e Comp., 1859), 1860 (printer's colophon: 1859). - 12°, old quarter cloth over marbled boards (somewhat worn, especially at corners), spine gilt. Woodcut vignette on title page. Slightly browned, a few small stains. Overall in good to very good condition. Early signature on title page. Rectangular black on brown printed paper ticket of Loja de Papel Souza e Lima, Rua de S. Pedro N.º 36, Rio de Janeiro, in upper outer corner of front pastedown endleaf. vi pp., (2 ll.), [7]-179 pp., (1 l.), 6 pp. advt. *** FIRST EDITION of this history of Brazil for children. Very rare; all editions are rare. Between pp. vi and [7] are inserted two unnumbered leaves with the caption title "Juizo do Sr. J. Norberto de S.S. estrahido da 'Revista Popular' de 5 de Janeiro de 1860." The six pages at the end begin with the caption title "Lista de alguns livros de instrucção e recreio proprios para meninos. Á venda na Livraria de B.L. Garnier, 69 - Rua do Ouvidor - 69, Rio de Janeiro."The author (1825-1876), a native of Rio de Janeiro, was a secular priest with a doctorate in Theology from the University of Rome. He was honorary canon of the Imperial Chapel and of the Cathedral in Rio de Janeiro, as well as being a member and secretary of the Instituto Historico e Geographico Brasileiro; he was also a member of practically every Brazilian literary association, and became a member of learned societies in Lisbon, Madrid, Paris and New York. He taught rhetoric at the Imperial Collegio D. Pedro II, and was Cronista-mor of the Brazilian Empire.*** Innocêncio IV, 70-2; XII, 27-9: calling for vi, 179 pp. Blake IV, 107-13: calling for 185 pp. Porbase cites a single copy each of the sixth and thirteenth editions, both undated but said to be post 1900, both at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. This first edition not located in WorldCat, which cites the third edition of Rio de Janeiro, 1864, at the Ibero-Amerikanisches Inst-Berlin and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France; 5 copies of the fifth edition, Rio de Janeiro, 1866; as well as single copies of the sixth and twelfth editions, and two copies of the thirteenth edition. Copac locates only a single copy of the third edition at the British Library. NUC: Not located in NUC.@, which lists only the sixth edition, at CtY. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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