Brazil and the Brazilians, portrayed in historical and descriptive sketches.
Philadelphia, Childs & Peterson, & Boston, Phillips, Sampson & Co., 1857.
8vo. 630 pp., (5) ff. of advertisements. With 2 maps (1 folding), portrait of the Emperor D. Pedro I as frontispiece, 18 plates (2 coloured) & numerous illustrations in the text. Original publishers' blind-stamped cloth with Imperial coat of arms of Brazil on front & back covers (head & foot of spine worn, corners bumped). Ex-libris removed from front free endpaper. Part of surface of p. 240 & of engraving on p. 241 defaced, some occasional discolouration.
"First edition of this successful book . . written with the . . intent of entertaining the reader" (Borba de Moraes). "A once highly popular (seven editions in a decade) description of Brazil by two Protestant pastors who admired the then 'most stable country' of Latin America" (Griffin, Latin America: a guide to the hist. lit., 6502, of the Boston 1868 ed.). 17 of the numerous and attractive illustrations were taken from the very rare album, The Brazilian Souvenir by Frederico Guilherme Briggs (Rio de Janeiro ).
Sabin 37709. Berger, Bibliogr. do Rio de Janeiro (1980), 249. Bosch, Brasilien-Bibliothek, 487. Borba de Moraes (1983) I, p. 434. Welsh 3901. Naylor 160.