8°, contemporary grayish-brown half pebbled cloth over marbled boards (minor wear), smooth spine with short author-title lettered gilt, decorated endleaves. Title page in red and black. Some Greek key red headpieces. In good to very good condition. Contemporary manuscript ink inscription in upper portion of p. : "Pertence a Ambrosio Fran // co de Barros Leite // Olinda 3 de abril de 1907 // offerecido pelo autor." (3 ll.), 350 pp., (1 l.). *** FIRST EDITION. Includes essays on gold and silver mines, prehistoric Brazil, numismatics, literary journalism in Pernambuco, Charles Waterton, Racine and Brazil, A Tragedia de Nyenburg (by Manuel de Azevedo), the flag of the Confederação do Equador (a short-lived 1824 rebellion in northeastern Brazil), Castro Alves in Pernambuco, William Swainson, the Pernambuco countryside, and the Motins de Fevereiro de 1823 (a slave uprising in Pernambuco).*** NUC: IU, TxU, DCU-IA, RPB.
Discurso lido na sessão publica de 5 de julho de 1854 e noticia historica dos trabalhos da Classe de Sciencias Moraes, Politicas e Bellas Lettras da Academia Real das Sciencias de Lisboa pelo Secretario Geral Perpetuo .Large 4° (26 x 23 cm.), original blue printed wrappers (dampstained at front fore-edge, slightly defective at spine, creased). Horizontal foldline. Internally very good to fine. In good condition overall. Old penciled number ("2979") at upper inner corner of title page. Remains of blue-bordered paper tag on lower wrapper, with manuscript shelfmark ("2949"?). (1 l.), 40 pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. This speech was printed the same year in the Memorias of the Academia. Includes a list of members of the Academia Real das Sciencias de Lisboa and a detailed list of improvements in the library and museum. Pages 14-17 give a list of the Academia's projects for 1855 in various disciplines. Pages 18-32 are a review of the Academia's works in social sciences, political science, and literature.The author was born in Lisbon, 1777, and died at Golegã, 1867. A fidalgo da casa real, he was an adviser to the king, guarda-mor of the Torre do Tombo, and permanent secretary of the Academy of Sciences, a post he resigned from in 1857 due to policy disagreements. He wrote several other books, held various honors and was a member of more than forty learned societies in Europe and America.*** Innocêncio IV, 96-7. Porbase locates a single copy, at Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Not located in Jisc. KVK (51 databases searched) locates only the copies cited in the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, and Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal.
Large 8°, stitched, early pink plain rear wrapper. Uncut and unopened. Light browning. Small nicks at edges. In good condition. 40 pp. *** Second edition; the first appeared earlier in 1848, with 42,  pp. It is an impassioned if belated response to A voz do Propheta, a political essay by Alexandre Herculano that was published anonymously in 1837.The author (1806-1877), a native of in Extremoz (in the Alemtejo), was son of General Antonio Tavares Maggessi and himself a captain in the cavalry.*** Cf. Innocêncio I, 190, for the author and for the first edition. Porbase locates one copy each at Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal and Biblioteca João Paulo II-Universidade Católica Portuguesa; five copies of the first edition at Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, and one at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa. No edition located in Jisc. KVK (51 databases searched) locates only the copies cited by Porbase.
8°, contemporary red quarter morocco over marbled boards (joints rubbed, slight wear to corners), smooth spine (defective at foot), with bands in blind, short author-title lettered gilt, small gilt ornaments, text block edges rouged. Light foxing and browning. In good condition. Small contemporary ink signature on title page. Stamp of Livraria Brandão, Salvador, Bahia on front free endleaf recto. [-204 pp., (2 ll.). *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. Short pieces on contemporary events and people, centering on the world of crime and "melandragem" with a glossary of terms on pp. 281-94, because "O malandro nacional fala uma linguagem estranha." The malandro is a Brazilian anti-hero, a scoundrel who thrives on idleness, fast living, and petty crime. The lyrics of the samba, which originated in Bahia in the early twentieth century, often celebrate malandragem.*** Not located in Porbase. Not located in Jisc. Not located in NUC.
4°, contemporary red quarter morocco over marbled boards (some wear), vertical title on spine in crude white letters Circular stamp of "Biblioteca: Colegio Salesiano - Recife" on front free endleaf recto, title page, and following leaf recto. Stamp of Livraria Brandão - Recife on front free endleaf recto. 181 pp., (1 l.) *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. Includes essays on Schiller, Literary Criticism, Alexandre Herculano, Barros Guimarães, Reynaldo Porchat, Marianno Rampolla, Santos Dumont, Rosa e Silva, Belgrade, Public education, Agriculture, Judiciary, Trade, and Commerce.Manoel Neto Carneiro Campello (1866-1943), was the first occupant of chair 23 of the Academia Pernambucana de Letras. He was the father of Manoel Neto Carneiro Campello Júnior (Recife, 1900-Rio de Janeiro, 1968) sugar cane plantation owner and politician, Ministro da Agricultura in the cabinet of President Eurico Gaspar Dutra from 31 January to 15 October 1946.*** Not located in Porbase. Not located in Jisc. Not located in KVK (51 databases searched). Not located in NUC.
Discurso proferido, na sessão de 2 de maio do anno de 1856, na Camara dos Srs. Deputados, pelo .Ministro d’Estado Honorario, Conselheiro do Supremo Tribunal de Justiça, e Deputado por Penafiel.Large 8°, original green printed wrappers (small corner missing from rear wrapper, minor wear). Small wood-engraved vignette on title page (a book and inkwell within a wreath). Light browning. In very good condition. 56 pp. *** First and only separate edition, and the only one edited by the author, who notes on p.  that the version of this speech printed in the Diario da Camara dos Deputados of May 1856 was full of lacunae and errors. It is an extensive analysis of the government's actions over the past several months.Antonio de Azevedo Mello e Carvalho (Penafiel, 1795-1862), received his law degree in 1817, and in 1819 departed for Brazil, where he held various magistracies until 1833. Returned to Portugal, he served as ouvidor da Alfandega de Lisboa, and Juiz do Tribunal da Relação de Lisboa. He twice served (briefly) as minister (of justice and state), and was frequently a deputy to the Cortes. At the end of his life, he was president of the commission charged with revising the penal code.*** Innocêncio VIII, 97; on the author, see also pp. 92-93. Porbase locates a single copy, at Biblioteca João Paulo II-Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Not located in Jisc. KVK (51 databases searched) locates only the copy cited by Porbase.
Large 8°, contemporary tree calf (worn, joints starting), smooth spine richly gilt with red leather lettering piece, short title lettered gilt, edges of boards milled. Internally fine. In very good condition overall. Front free endleaf with ink manuscript signature of Maria Crisp, dated 1792. Old paper tag with blue border and ink shelfmark ("35") at foot of spine, part gone. (2 ll.), 107 pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION? Handbook for learning geography. The Advertisement (title-page verso) notes, "The Sciences of Geography and Astronomy are so closely connected, that it is difficult to fix the exact boundary between them; and, though it is impossible to attain a competent knowledge of the former, without some general idea of the latter, yet it may be useful to arrange those parts of the world most known, in such a method as may be easy for a young Pupil's memory to retain. This, therefore, is the design of the First Part of this small Treatise; and every particular relative to the Use of the Globe, or to the Science of Astronomy, is reserved for a Second Part." ESTC questions whether a second part was ever published.*** ESTC T194781 (only location given is British Library). Not located in NUC.
Memoria sobre a telegraphia electrica militar na Exposição de Electricidade em Paris, 1881, segiuda de um tratado de telegraphia de signaes para uso do exercito .Large 8°, early green quarter cloth over marbled boards (some wear), smooth spine with short title lettered gilt. Half title loose. Overall in good condition. Four-line ink manuscript inscription dated 1 January 1884 signed "O auctor" in upper blank portion of half title to Alfredo Nascimento de Carvalho. Small paper strip with "Alfredo de Carvalho" printed, tipped on the upper outer corner of title page. xvii, 403 pp., (1 l. errata), 2 large folding tables, 2 large folding plates (foxed). *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION.*** Magalhães, Escola do Exercito: Catalogo Alphabetico das Obras Existentes Na Bibliotheca até Janeiro de 1908, p. 379. Porbase locates two copies, both in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Not located in Jisc. KVK (51 databases searched) locates the two copies cited by Porbase plus those in the national libraries of France and Spain.
Large 8°, early plain wrappers. In very good condition. 16 pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. The title is dripping with sarcasm: Gouvêa mocks the condition of every aspect of Portuguese society. In 1852, he published another attack on the Conde de Thomar: Mais um roubo feito pelo Conde de Thomar, provado com documentos passados pela Secretaria d'Estado dos Negocios Estrangeiros. António Bernardo da Costa Cabral (1803-1889), first Conde and first Marquês de Thomar, was at times virtual dictator of Portugal: he held the post of prime minister from 1842 to 1846, and again from 1849 to 1851.João Candido Baptista de Gouvêa (d. 1852) was official maior in the Intendencia Geral da Policia da Côrte e Reino. In 1835 he published Policia secreta dos ultimos tempos do reinado do Sr. D. João VI, e sua continuação até Dezembro de 1826, with nearly 500 pages.*** Innocêncio III, 333-4. Porbase locates a single copy, at Biblioteca João Paulo II-Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Not located in Jisc. KVK (51 databases searched) locates only the copy cited by Porbase.
Large 8°, later green blind-tooled pebbled cloth (minor wear), short author and title lettered vertically gilt on smooth spine; original green printed front wrapper (foxed) bound in. Overall in very good condition. Small orange and black oval ticket of Livraria Internacional de Ernesto Chardron, 96 Clericos 98, Porto tipped on to lower blank margin of front wrapper. Name of H D'OLIVEIRA JUNIOR stamped on title page. xi, 56 pp. *** FIRST EDITION. Herculano expresses his objections to the recently signed Concordat.By 1850 Herculano (1810-1877) was well respected as a historian. He has long been recognized as the greatest Portuguese historian of the nineteenth century, and one of the greatest that country ever produced. A complete volume of Innocêncio is devoted to a bibliography and analysis of his works, which include Historia da origem e estabelecimento da Inquisição em Portugal, Lisbon 1854-59, and Historia de Portugal, Lisbon 1846-53. Herculano was a novelist and author of short fiction as well as a poet and historian, and is responsible for introducing to Portugal the historical romance in the manner of Sir Walter Scott, which influenced Almeida Garrett and later authors.*** Innocêncio I, 36; see also pp. 34-7; II, 245; VII, 155; VIII, 32; IX, 184; XVIII, 54; XX, 126, 324 and all of volume XXI.
8°, original illustrated wrappers (browned, worn). Browning and dampstaining. In somewhat less than good condition. Contemporary signature on title page, dated 15 July 1928. 262 pp., (1 l.). *** FIRST EDITION. Nhanduti (from a Tupi-Guaraní word) is a type of decorative fabric that mimics a spider web. This novel is about a woman who makes such fabric.Sebastião Fernandes de Sousa (Rio de Janeiro, 1887-Rio de Janeiro, 1944), better known as Gastão Penalva, was a "Guarda-marinha" and author. He was a friend of the Brazilian composer and pianist Ernesto Nazaret, and the grandfather of the actress and writer Maria Lúcia Dahl.*** Ford, Whittem and Raphael, A Tentative Bibliography of Brazilian Belles-Lettres, p. 131, cites only the second edition, published the same year. NUC: DLC, CtY.