BRAZIL - ARMITAGE, John. The History of Brazil, from the period of the arrival of the Braganza family in 1808, to ... 1831, London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1836. 2 volumes, 8° (222 x 138mm). 2 portrait frontispieces. (Portraits spotted, one detached.) Original cloth-backed boards (backstrips faded). Provenance: Theodore P. Greene (signatures, bookplates). FIRST EDITION. A FINE COPY of this important Brazilian history, a "classic study of the period dating from 1808 to the abdication of Pedro I": Borba de Moraes, p. 48; Naylor 46; Sabin 2008.
BELL, Alured Gray. The Beautiful Rio de Janeiro, London: William Heinemann, [n.d. but ?1914]. 4° (278 x 205mm). Half title, title printed in red and black, plates, 58 coloured, 3 folding coloured maps. Original red cloth, lettered in black on upper cover and gilt on the spine, dust-jacket. A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION.
With 13 other works on Brazil in 17 volumes including Scully's New and Authentic Map of Brazil (London, 1866), Thomas Lindley's Authentic Narrative of a Voyage from the Cape of Good Hope to Brazil... in 1802, 1803 (London, 1808), John Mawe's Travels in the interior of Brazil (London, 1816, first edition, with engravings and London, 1821, second edition, illustrated with coloured plates), Barclay Mounteney's Selections from the Various Authors who have written concerning Brazil (London, 1825) and Rubens Borba de Moraes' Bibliographia Brasiliana (Rio de Janero, 1958, 2 vols.). (20)