Year/Century: 19th century
Description: An essay about the goods and trade of the Portuguese colonies in South America, particularly the Brazils. by J.J. Coutinho. Azeredo da Cunha. London: T. Plummer et al., 1808 . Title page from first edition, 1808; 5 3/4 by 9 1/4"; v, , 198 pp. [2 p. errata leaf at the end]; modern brown leather binding with a gilt spine; margins on the pages vary. Published in 1801 under the title "A Political Essay on the Commerce of Portugal and her Colonies, particularly of Brasil in South America." Translated from Portuguese. Foxing to tile page, toning to margins. Text in English Scarce edition. (Borba) Goldmsith 18242; Sabin 17950; Borba de Moraes 230. There is only one edition of the English translation, and all subsequent editions are "no more than the first edition with a new title page..." - a measure used frequently in the last century, to sell the remaining copies of the first edition.
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