Finest copy available of this scarce title. The initial six chapters in this book deal with the history and current economic state of Brazil. There are descriptions of the voyage to Brazil and its various ports, its geography, some potential medical issues, its natural history and more. The rest of the volume deals with the geology, mineralogy, and mining in Minas Geraes.
This edition is bound in full leather, with marbled endpapers, decorative stamping on the cover, gilt stamping on the edges of the boards, raised bands on the spine and gilt lettering on a leather spine label. Text is clean and crisp; light wear to spine at bottom. Frontispiece is a map of the Minas Geraes region of Brazil. 182 pages, including references; approx. 6"x8".
- Selections From the Various Authors Who Have Written Concerning Brazil; More Particularly Respecting the Captaincy of Minas Geraes, and the Gold Mines of That Province
- Barclay Mounteney
- Effingham Wilson, 1825