Ensaio economico sobre o commercio de Portugal e suas colonias .

COUTINHO, José Joaquim da Cunha de Azeredo.

Editorial: Lisbon, Academia das Sciencias, 1794., 1794
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4°, mid-twentieth-century quarter mottled sheep over faux crocodile paper boards (lower third of upper outer joint somewhat defective), flat spine gilt with red lettering piece, gilt letter, contemporary plain front paper wrapper bound in. Bound with six other works. Woodcut vignette of the Academy of Sciences on title-page. Very small worm trace near center of final 10 leaves and the 2 leaves of advertisements, touching some letters of text, but never affecting legibility. Otherwise, crisp, uncut and partially unopened, in fine condition. (4 ll.), iii, 153 pp., (2 ll. advertisement). Quire R with 5 leaves, as required; text and pagination follows. Third and fourth preliminary leaves bound after the iii pp. table of contents at the beginning. *** FIRST EDITION of the Ensaio that gave Europe its first detailed information about Brazilian natural resources, especially fish and lumber, and also details on agriculture and on Indians. Azeredo Coutinho advocates increased trade between Portugal and Brazil and the building of factories there rather than in Portugal. His work is important because Portugal had allowed little to be published about her colonies until this time. According to the preface of the English translation, London 1801 (and several later reissues), this first edition went out of print almost immediately and was very difficult to find.Pages 133-53 comprise Azeredo Coutinho's Memoria sobre o preso do asucar, originally published by the Academia das Sciencias in 1791, and revised for inclusion with the Ensaio. It deals with the price of sugar from Portugal's colonies in Brazil, Africa and the East, and its relation to the world-wide sugar market. This was of special concern to Europeans, since the revolutions in the French colonies had caused reductions in supplies and sharp increases in price. This section did not appear in the English translation.Azeredo Coutinho (1742-1821), a native of Rio de Janeiro, was one of the most influential Brazilian writers of his time, a leading figure in the Brazilian Enlightenment, and "the greatest reactionary of his time" (Borba). He served as Archdeacon of Rio de Janeiro, Bishop of Pernambuco and Inquisitor General in Portugal.*** Borba de Moraes (1983) I, 228-9: "This is the best known work by Azeredo Coutinho . scarce"; calling for only (2 ll.), iii, 153 pp. See also Borba de Moraes (1958) I, 192: "The first edition figures as 'very rare' in the auction catalogue of Jaime Muniz (Lisbon 1922)." Mindlin, Highlights 169. Innocêncio IV, 382; XVIII, 22. Sabin 17949. Goldsmiths' 16042. JCB, Portuguese and Brazilian Books 794/1. JFB (1994) C738. Bosch 248. Conrad 105. Cf. Schäffer, Portuguese Exploration to the West and the Formation of Brazil 81: the English translation of London, 1801. Not in Rodrigues, who lists only the second edition. Not in Maggs, Bibliotheca brasiliensis (cf. 300, the 1828 edition). Not in Kress. *** BOUND WITH: FRANCO, Francisco Soares. Extracto dos principios fundamentaes do sistema administrativo de França por Mr. Bonnin, e sua comparação com os de Portugal. Lisbon: Na Typographia Rollandiana, 1822. 4º, 100 pp. A fine, uncut, mostly unopened copy, with contemporary plain paper wrappers bound in. Soares Franco (1772-1844) was born in Loures, near Lisbon, and died in Lisbon; he was a professor of medicine at Coimbra, a deputy to the Cortes in 1821 and a member of the Royal Council.* Innocêncio IX, 378.AND BOUND WITH:MACEDO, Joaquim José da Costa de. Discurso lido em 15 de Maio de 1838 na sessão pública da Academia Real das Sciencias de Lisboa. Lisbon: Na Typografia da mesma Academia, 1838. 4º, 74 pp., (1 blank l.). Woodcut Portuguese royal arms on title page. A fine, uncut, mostly unopened copy.AND BOUND WITH:LANGSDORF, Jorge Henrique. Observações sobre o melhoramento dos hospitaes em geral . Lisbon: Na Typografia da Academia Real das Sciencias, 1800. 4º, (4 ll.), 66 pp., (1 l.). A fine, uncut, mostly unopened copy.AND BOUND WITH:GOMES, Bernardino Antonio (the e. N° de ref. de la librería 37104

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Título: Ensaio economico sobre o commercio de ...

Editorial: Lisbon, Academia das Sciencias, 1794.

Año de publicación: 1794

Encuadernación: Soft cover

Edición: 1st Edition

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