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We have exclusive distribution rights for all of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Micronesia, etc. for an excellent publication of

The John Carter Brown Library:

Portuguese and Brazilian Books in the John Carter Brown Library, 1537–1839,

 with a selection of Braziliana printed in countries
other than Portugal and Brazil.



Please note: if you are located in the Americas, kindly see the details regarding distribution at the end of this message.


xl + 792 pages, cloth bound, 11.25 x 7.625" / 28.7 x 19.4 cm. Weight approximately 5 lbs. / 2.27 kg. 46 illustrations.


€145,00 [£125.00 in the UK], plus shipping [€18,00 / £15.00 per copy in Europe; €25,00 per copy outside Europe].


Books will be shipped from Lisbon via registered airmail.
One of 400 copies. ISBN 0-916617-69-6.


COMPILED BY THE RARE BOOK CATALOGUER Valeria Gauz, this work describes in detail, item by item, the finest collection in North America of books relating to Brazil before the country declared its independence from Portugal in 1822.

Nearly 650 of the titles in this Catalogue antedate 1800. For the period from 1800 through 1822, some 500 titles are described, including 165 printed in Brazil itself after the Impressão Regia opened a branch in Rio de Janeiro in 1808 and presses began operating in Bahia.

Each of the approximately 1,300 titles catalogued in the book is annotated, some extensively, with historical and biographical information, and the major bibliographies of Luso-Brazilian printing, such as those by Rubens Borba de Moraes, are regularly cited.

This book is an essential reference work. Historians and other scholars, librarians, collectors, and booksellers will find it to be an invaluable aid to research in the field.

The arrangement of entries in the volume is chronological, from 1537 to 1839, and within each year the titles are listed alphabetically. The work is completely indexed by author and title, and there is a special index to government laws and decrees, a provenance list, and helpful bibliographical guides, including a general bibliography at the end that offers readers suggestions of other related works of interest.

VALERIA GAUZ has been a cataloguer at the National Library in Rio de Janeiro and was employed at the John Carter Brown Library from 1998 to 2005. The John Carter Brown Library is an independently funded and administered institution for advanced research in history and the humanities founded in 1846 and located on the campus of Brown University since 1901. The Library has unparalleled strength in primary sources relating to the history of North and South America between 1492 and ca. 1825.

Only 400 copies of this book have been printed. There will be no further printings.


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