Brazil and the Brazilians, Portrayed in Historical and Descriptive Sketches - Rev. D. P. Kidder, Rev. J. C. Fletcher 1857 - Childs & Peterson, Philadelphia - First Edition A finely bound first edition of this classic early work on Brazil, which combined Kidder’s earlier more academic work with Fletcher’s anecdotal style.

Illustrated throughout with 150 wonderful engravings and maps of the area, and a frontispiece engraving of Dom Pedro II (Emperor of Brazil), and two hand-coloured plates. A delightful work in excellent condition.
  Thick octavo (binding size 23.1x16.3cm), pp. [2] 630 [10 (Advertisements for works by Kidder)] [2].   Finely bound in three-quarter brown morocco over matching cloth, spine lettered in gilt, publisher’s original gilt decorated cloth cover and spine bound in at rear.   Condition: In near-perfect condition externally, extremely limited signs of wear, original spine and beautiful cloth board bound in at rear, text block very clean throughout excepting some spotting toward the first and final few leaves   Ref: 110768   Price: HK$ 3,500