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John Carter Brown Library - Portugal and Brazil Collection

The Portuguese and Brazilian books held at the John Carter Brown Library comprise one of the finest North American collections relating to Brazil before the country declared its independence from Portugal in 1822. The collection includes 650 titles before 1800 and another 500 titles from 1800 to 1822—including 165 books printed in Brazil itself after the *Impressão Regia* opened a branch in Rio de Janeiro in 1808 and presses began operating in Bahia.



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[10], 264 leaves, [1] leaf of plates : coat of arms ; 27 cm. (fol. in 8s) The second part was published in Cordoba, 1616 under the title: Historia General del Peru
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Topics: CPJCB, Incas, Indians of South America, Imprint 1609
John Carter Brown Library - Portugal and Brazil Collection
by Morais Silva, António de, 1755-1824; Stirling Maxwell, William, sir, 1818-1878. fmo RPJCB; Bluteau, Rafael, 1638-1734
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2 v. in 1 ;|c28 cm. (fol. in 4s) "Vende-se na loja de Borel Borel, e Companhia, quasi de fronte da Igreja nova de Nossa Senhora dos Martyres, na esquina." (from title page)
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Topics: CPJCB, Portuguese language, Imprint 1789
John Carter Brown Library - Portugal and Brazil Collection
by Araújo, José de Sousa Azevedo Pizarro e, 1753-1830; Pinheiro, F. B. Marques. fmo RPJCB; Portugal. Alvará (1820 Apr. 13); Bibliotecas de Sua Magestade Imperial. fmo RPJCB
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9 v. ; 20 cm. (4to) Includes alvará of 13 April 1820 allowing the author exclusive privilege to print and trade the book for 16 years, v. 1
Topics: CPJCB, Imprint 1820, Imprint 1822
2 v. ;26 cm. (4to) "Vende-se na Loja do Borel Borel, e Companhia, quasi defronte da Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Martyres, N.° 14." at bottom of title page
Topics: CPJCB, Portuguese language, Imprint 1813
John Carter Brown Library - Portugal and Brazil Collection
by Camões, Luís de, 1524?-1580
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[2], 186 leaves ;18 cm. (4to) In verse
John Carter Brown Library - Portugal and Brazil Collection
by Góis, Damião de, 1502-1574
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4 parts ([4], 107, [1]; [4], 75, [1]; [4], 138; [4], 114 leaves) ;29 cm. (fol.) Title pages for parts 2-4 read: Segunda [-Quarta e ultima] parte da Chronica do feliçissimo rei Dom Emanuel, composta per Damiam de Goes
Topics: Manuel I, King of Portugal, 1469-1521, Imprint 1566, Imprint 1567, genealogy
John Carter Brown Library - Portugal and Brazil Collection
by Vasconcellos, Simão de, 1597-1671; Anchieta, José de, 1534-1597
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[32], 593 [i.e.594], [2], 95, [1]p. : port., coat of arms ; 29cm. (fol) Signatures: *-4* A-3F 3G² 3H-4G a-n (n4 verso blank, n3 missigned m3)
Topics: Anchieta, José de, 1534-1597, Indians of South America, Imprint 1672
8 v. :ill. ;27 cm. (fol.) Each book has separate paging and signatures with special title pages which are dated as follows: vol. 1, 6-7: 1554; v.2-3: 1552; v.4-5: 1553; v.8: 1561
Topics: Portuguese, Imprint 1552, Imprint 1561
[8], 116, 127-521, 146-178, 46 p. ; 21 cm. (4to in 8s) Pagination: [8], 1-116, 127-521, 146, 1-16, 163-166, 12, 22-26, 2, 28, 175-178, 1-46 p
Topics: Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, CPJCB, Sermons, Imprint 1686
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[32], 312, 251, [1] p. :port. ;30 cm. (fol.) Silva, I.F. da. Bibl. portugûes
Topic: Imprint 1720
2 v. ; 28 cm. (4to)
Topics: Botany -- China, Botany -- India, Botany -- Vietnam, Southern, Botany -- Africa, East, Catalogs,...
John Carter Brown Library - Portugal and Brazil Collection
by Estaço, Gaspar, 1563?-1626; Castro, Luiz de Moraes e
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[4], 518, [2] p. ; 21 cm. (4to) Signatures: pi² A-3T (pi1, 3K4, 3L1 versos, 3T4 blank)
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Topics: Estaço family, genealogy
John Carter Brown Library - Portugal and Brazil Collection
by Barros, João de, 1496-1570
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2 v. ; 36 cm. (fol. in 8s) João de Barros, royal cronicler, called attention for the use of the name Santa Cruz (Holy Cross) instead of brasil (from pau brasil, for its red color) in other not to please the devil (leaf 56, v.1). Gandavo would still claim for the use of Santa Cruz almost 20 years later
Topics: CPJCB, Discoveries in geography, Portuguese, Imprint 1552, Imprint 1553
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[16], 356 p. ;30 cm. (fol.) No more published
Topic: Imprint 1648
John Carter Brown Library - Portugal and Brazil Collection
by Casal, Manuel Aires de, 1754-1821; Caminha, Pero Vaz de, 15th cent. Carta; Brazil. Alvará (1817 Aug. 21)
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2 v. ; 21 cm. (4to) Letter by Pero Vaz de Caminha written in Porto Seguro (Bahia, Brazil) dated May 1, 1500 about the discovery of Brazil here published for the first time on p. 12-34, v. 1
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Topics: CPJCB, Imprint 1817
5 v. :ill. ;21 cm. (4to) Pagination of v. 1: xi, [1], 421, [7] p., [1] folded leaf of plates; v. 2: [4]. 436, [8] p., [5] folded leaves of plates; v. 3: 399, [7] p., [2] folded leaves of plates; v. 4: vii, [1], 423, [5] p., [2] folded leaves of plates; v. 5: [4], 418 p., [3] folded leaves of plates
Topics: Booksellers' catalogs, Booksellers' catalogs, Booksellers' catalogs, Booksellers' catalogs,...
2 v. ;26 cm. (4to) "Vende-se na Loja do Borel Borel, e Companhia, quasi defronte da Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Martyres, N.° 14." at bottom of title page
Topics: CPJCB, Portuguese language, Imprint 1813
John Carter Brown Library - Portugal and Brazil Collection
by Barros, João de, 1496-1570
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2 v. ; 36 cm. (fol. in 8s) João de Barros, royal cronicler, called attention for the use of the name Santa Cruz (Holy Cross) instead of brasil (from pau brasil, for its red color) in other not to please the devil (leaf 56, v.1). Gandavo would still claim for the use of Santa Cruz almost 20 years later
Topics: CPJCB, Discoveries in geography, Portuguese, Imprint 1552, Imprint 1553
John Carter Brown Library - Portugal and Brazil Collection
by Camões, Luís de, 1524?-1580; Corrêa, Manuel, d. 1613
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[6], 308 leaves : ill. ; 21 cm. (4to) Silva, I.F. da. Bibl. portugûes
John Carter Brown Library - Portugal and Brazil Collection
by Camões, Luís de, 1524?-1580; Faria, Thome de, 1558-1628
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[8], 179 leaves ; 16 cm. (8vo) In verse
[24], 460p., [17] leaves of plates :ill., coat of arms ;22 cm. (4to) Originally published: Rome, 1724
Topics: Future punishment, Future punishment
[10], 351, [7] leaves ; 20 cm. (4to in 8s) "The work in one of the best contemporary accounts of the De Soto expedition, as well as being highly valued as the point of view of an Indian who retained his Indian loyalties." (Parke-Bernet Catalog, Oct. 28, 1969)
Topics: Soto, Hernando de, ca. 1500-1542, CPJCB, Imprint 1605
[6], 451, [1] leaves ; 30 cm. (fol.)
Topics: Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, 1500-1558, Spain -- History -- Charles I, 1516-1556, Holy Roman...
[4], 54, 116, 113-136 [i.e. 137], 140-142 leaves ;18 cm. (4to) Originally published: Relaçam annual das cousas. Evora : Manoel de Lyra, 1603
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Topics: Jesuits, Missions, Missions, Missions, Missions
[68], 588 p. [7] leaves of plates : ill., port, ; 29cm. (fol.) Some preliminary matter in Latin
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Topics: Ignatius, of Loyola, Saint, 1491-1556, Jesuits, Imprint 1718
John Carter Brown Library - Portugal and Brazil Collection
by Vieira, António, 1608-1697; Lima, Lourenço de. fmo RPJCB
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[24] p., 1118 col., 109 p. ; 21 cm. (4to in 8s) According to the study of Julio de Morais, this is the second edition of 1679
Topics: CPJCB, Sermons, Sermons, Sermons, Imprint 1679
viii, [2], 349, [11] p. ;20 cm. (4to) Signatures: pi [1] 2-45 chi1 (pi1, pi2, [1], 16, 29, 40, 40, 44, 44, 45, chi1 versos blank)
Topic: Portuguese literature
[8], 124, 225-245, leaf 242, 246-255, 257-304, 304-348, leaf 350, 352-373 leaves : 19 cm. (4to)
Topics: Ephemerides, Astrology, Geography, Meteorology, Imprint 1602
John Carter Brown Library - Portugal and Brazil Collection
by Portugal; Joseph, King of Portugal, 1714-1777; Portugal. Sovereign (1750-1777 : Joseph)
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9, [1] p. ; 31 cm. (fol.) Caption title
Topics: CPJCB, Tobacco, Sugar laws and legislation, Imprint 1751
Date of imprint printed between name of printed and license to print on title page
Topics: Medicine, Medicine, Medicine, Imprint 1788
John Carter Brown Library - Portugal and Brazil Collection
by Casal, Manuel Aires de, 1754-1821; Caminha, Pero Vaz de, 15th cent. Carta; Brazil. Alvará (1817 Aug. 21)
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2 v. ; 21 cm. (4to) Letter by Pero Vaz de Caminha written in Porto Seguro (Bahia, Brazil) dated May 1, 1500 about the discovery of Brazil here published for the first time on p. 12-34, v. 1
Topics: CPJCB, Imprint 1817, genealogy
5 v. :31 cm. (4to) Vol. 1 contains Livro da Guerra de Ceuta, por Mattheus de Pisano; Chronica d'elRey D. Duarte, por Ruy de Pina; Chronica d'elRey D. Affonso V., pelo mesmo author. Vol. 2 contains Chronica d'elRey D. Joaõ II, por Ruy de Pina; Chronica do Conde D. Pedro de Menezes, por Gomes Eannes de Zurara. Vol. 3 contains Chronica do Conde D. Duarte de Menezes, de Ruy de Pina; Livro Vermelho do Senhor Rey D. Affonso V.; Fragmentos de Legislaçaõ Portugueza, extrahidos do Livro das Posses da...
Topics: CPJCB, Booksellers' catalogs, Imprint 1790, Imprint 1824
[40] p. ;15 cm. (8vo) Signatures: [A] ([A]1 verso blank) B-E (E4 verso blank)
Topics: Anne (Mother of the Virgin Mary), Saint, Catholic Church, Novenas, Imprint 1784
John Carter Brown Library - Portugal and Brazil Collection
by Vieira, António, 1608-1697; Lima, Lourenço de. fmo RPJCB
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[12], 600 p. ; 21 cm. (4to in 8s) According to the study of Julio de Morais, there are two editions of 1685; this is the second edition
Topics: CPJCB, Sermons, Sermons, Sermons, Imprint 1685
[4], 96 (i.e., 56), 47-186, 189-233 (i.e., 232), 235-256 leaves :ill. ;19 cm. (4to) Originally published: Lisbon, 1585
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Topic: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Portuguese
Date of publication printed on either side of engraved royal arms of Portugal on title page
Topics: Military art and science, Imprint 1631
[20], 384, 389-392, 395-886 p. ; 30 cm. (fol.) Signatures: * 2* A-4D 4E²
Topics: Jesuits, Jesuits, Imprint 1714
8 p. ;|c20 cm. (4to) Signatures: [*]
Topics: CPJCB, Imprint 1822
3 v. ;21 cm. (4to) The following parts have separate title pages: Vol. I: numbers 1-3, number 4; v.II: numbers 1-2, numbers 3-6, number 7; v. III: parts 1-2
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Topics: Discoveries in geography, Booksellers' catalogs, Booksellers' catalogs
[12], 272 p. ;21 cm. (4to) Signatures: [*]² 2* A-2L
Topic: Earthquakes
[4], 267, [1] p. ;19 cm. (8vo) Imprint from colophon
Topics: CPJCB, Portuguese
John Carter Brown Library - Portugal and Brazil Collection
by Cairu, José da Silva Lisboa, Visconde de, 1756-1835; Raguet, Condy. fmo RPJCB
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3 pts. in 1 v. ;20 cm. (4to) Each part has separate title page, pagination, and signatures. Date of publication of parts II and III: 1825
Topics: CPJCB, Moral education, Imprint 1824, Imprint 1825
143, [1] p. ;24 cm. (4to) Includes: Bulla do Papa Alexandre VI (in Latin), Tratado de Tordesillas (in Spanish), and several other texts
Topics: CPJCB, Demarcation line of Alexander VI, Imprint 1750, genealogy
[2], 303, [5] leaves ;27 cm. (fol.) Signatures: pi² A-2P 2Q (Q4 verso blank)
Topics: Voyages and travels, Voyages and travels, Imprint 1614
3v. ; 21 cm. (4to) For a complete description of this collection, compiled by Brito, see Pinto de Mattos, p.305
Topics: CPJCB, Shipwrecks, Shipwrecks in literature, Imprint 1735, Imprint 1750
[26], 192, 197-784 p. ;30 cm. (fol.) Title vignette: royal arms of Portugal
Topics: Sebastião, King of Portugal, 1554-1578, Imprint 1737
[18], 717, [71] p. ; 21 cm. (4to) Colophon: Impresso em Lisboa, por Antonio Aluarez anno 1631
Topic: Lent
2 v. ; 29 cm. (folio in 6s) Continuation of title of v. 1 reads: ... Primera parte, na qual se contem os principios d'esta provincia, no tempo, em que a fundou, & governou o P. M. Simam Rodrigues, com sua sancta vida, & morte
Topics: Ignatius, of Loyola, Saint, 1491-1556, Rodrigues, Simão, d. 1579, John III, King of Portugal,...
Place of publication and name of printer from collective title pages
Topics: Imprint 1820, Imprint 1826
[4] p. ; 29 cm. (fol.) Treaty printed in 2 columns; in Portuguese and English
Topics: CPJCB, Slave trade, Slave trade, Slave trade, Imprint 1815
John Carter Brown Library - Portugal and Brazil Collection
by Molina, Giovanni Ignazio, 1740-1829
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An extended version of the natural history section of the author's work: Compendio della storia geografica, naturale, e civile del regno del Chile. Bologna, 1776 (published anonymously)
Topics: Natural history, Indian linguistics
2 v. ([16], 856 ; [16], 785, [3] p.) ; 31 cm. (fol.) Title, v. 2: Imagem da virtude em o noviciado da Companhia de Jesus no Real Collegio de Jesus de Coimbra, na qual se contem as vidas, e virtudes de muytos religiozos, que nesta santa caza foraõ noviços. ... Pelo P. Antonio Franco da Companhia de Jesus. Segundo tomo
Topics: Jesuits, Colégio das Artes (Coimbra, Portugal), Imprint 1719
John Carter Brown Library - Portugal and Brazil Collection
by Rinuccini, Giovanni Battista, 1592-1653; Almeida, Christovão de; Carneiro, Diogo Gomes, 1618-1676
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[16], 237, [3] p. ; 14 cm. (12mo) Second part of: Il cappuccino scozzese, first published in Italian, Macerata, 1644, with an abridged version of the first part, based on the translation by Diogo Gomes Carneiro
Topics: Leslie, George, d. 1637, Imprint 1708
[16], 100p. :port. ;30 cm. (fol) Originally published as: Tratado que compôs o nobre e notavel capitão Antonio Galvão, Lisbon, 1563
Topics: Discoveries in geography, Imprint 1731
[16], 600 p. ;15 cm. (8vo) Title vignette
Topics: Plant names, Popular, Animals, Mineralogy, Natural history
[4], 244, 246-257, 259-339, 440-624, [2] p. ; 20 cm. (4to) Originally published: Lisbon: Officina de H. Valente de Oliveira, 1660
Topic: genealogy
John Carter Brown Library - Portugal and Brazil Collection
by Unkonwn
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4 v. :map ;16 cm. (8vo) Portuguese translation of the relevant sections of the Histoire universelle depuis le commencement du monde jusqu'a present, traduite de l'anglois par une société des gens de lettres, Amsterdam, 1742-1792, which is a translation of the Universal history from the earliest account of time, to the present ... London, 1736-1765
Topics: CPJCB, Imprint 1802
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XXVIII, 404 p., [8] leaves of plates :ill., map ;27 cm "It should be noted that this edition states that it is the second whereas it is in fact the third. Lisbon was indoubedly unware that Baron Homen de Melo had published another edition in Bahia two years previously." (Moraes)
Topics: Rocha Pita, Sebastião da, 1660-1738, Catholic Church, CPJCB, Imprint 1880, genealogy
8 v. :ill. ;27 cm. (fol.) Each book has separate paging and signatures with special title pages which are dated as follows: vol. 1, 6-7: 1554; v.2-3: 1552; v.4-5: 1553; v.8: 1561
Topics: Portuguese, Imprint 1552, Imprint 1561
John Carter Brown Library - Portugal and Brazil Collection
by Cairu, José da Silva Lisboa, Visconde de, 1756-1835; Botelho, Antonio Justiniano Baptista. fmo RPJCB
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x, 46, 49-202, [2] p. ;21 cm. (4to) Portuguese coat of arms on title page
Topics: Smith, Adam, 1723-1790, CPJCB, Law and economics, Economics, Commercial policy, Imprint 1804
John Carter Brown Library - Portugal and Brazil Collection
by Vasconcellos, Simão de, 1597-1671; Anchieta, José de, 1534-1597; Vasconcellos, Simão de, 1597-1671. Noticias curiosas; Nobrega, Manuel da, 1519-1570
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2v. ; 23cm Originally published: Lisbon,1663
Topics: Nobrega, Manuel da, 1519-1570, Jesuits
[24], 536 p. ; 21 cm. (4to in 8s) According to the study of Julio de Morais, there are two editions of 1694; this is the first edition
Topics: Francis Xavier, Saint, 1506-1552, CPJCB, Sermons, Imprint 1694, genealogy
Signatures: *⁴ chi1 A-2T⁴ (2P3, 2S4 versos blank) 2V²
Topics: Military law, Military law, Imprint 1812
8 v. :ill. ;27 cm. (fol.) Each book has separate paging and signatures with special title pages which are dated as follows: vol. 1, 6-7: 1554; v.2-3: 1552; v.4-5: 1553; v.8: 1561
Topics: Portuguese, Imprint 1552, Imprint 1561
A collection of two accounts of the Spanish expedition around the world, from 1519 to 1522, under the command of Ferdinand Magellan, previously published separately
Topics: Magalhães, Fernão de, d. 1521, Voyages around the world, Indian linguistics, Indian linguistics
[8], 595, [1] p. ; 22 cm. (4to in 8s) According to the study of Julio de Morais, there are two editions of 1689; this is the first. Issued as a part of: Sermons / Antonio Vieira. Lisbon, 1679-1754 (16v.). Contains several sermons preached in Brazil
Topics: CPJCB, Sermons, Sermons, Sermons, Imprint 1690
2 v. ; 16 cm. (8vo) On title page of v. 2, following author's name: Obra posthuma. Vol. 2 edited by: Lucas da Sylva de Aguiar
Topics: Andrade, Gomes Freire de, 1636-1702, genealogy
4 v. ;21 cm. (4to) Each part is dedicated to a different person (which is indicated on each title page)
Two additional volumes intended for publication were destroyed, by fire, in the Lisbon earthquake of 1755. Cf. Silva
Topics: Carmelites, Carmelites, Carmelites, Imprint 1745, Imprint 1751
John Carter Brown Library - Portugal and Brazil Collection
by Vandelli, Domenico, 1732-1815; Haen, Anton de, 1704-1776; Linné, Carl von, 1707-1778. Correspondence. Selections. 1788
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[2], 96 p., V folded leaves of plates : ill. (engravings) ; 22 cm. (4to) First work published anonymously. By Domenico Vandelli. Cf. Silva
Topics: Linné, Carl von, 1707-1778, Haen, Anton de, 1704-1776, Vandelli, Domenico, 1732-1815, CPJCB,...
John Carter Brown Library - Portugal and Brazil Collection
by António do Rosário, Frei, O.P; Santos, Carlos. fmo RIBRL
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Half-title leaf reads: Trezena de S. Antonio. Parve, nec invideo, sine me liber ibis in urbem, quae patria ingentis dicitur Antonij
Topics: Anthony, of Padua, Saint, 1195-1231, Pride and vanity, Sermons, Portuguese, Sermons, Imprint 1691
[8], 424, [4] p., [2] folded leaves of plates :ill. ;30 cm. (fol.) Edited by his son, Manuel Pimentel
Topics: Navigation, Pilot guides, Imprint 1681
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Translation, by Domingo José de Arquellada Mendoza, of: Saggio sulla storia naturale del Chili. Bologna, 1782
Topics: Natural history, Indian linguistics
Edition statement printed before statement of responsibility on title page
Topics: Capuchins. Província Nossa Senhora da Piedade, Capuchins, Capuchins, Capuchins, Imprint 1751
[2], 204 leaves ;20 cm. (4to) Originally published: Relaçam annual das cousas. Evora : Manoel de Lyra, 1603
Topics: Jesuits, Missions, Missions, Missions, Missions