Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

History of the Portuguese, During the Reign of Emmanuel: containing all their discoveries, from the coast of Africk to the farthest parts of China; their battles by sea and land, their sieges, and other memorable exploits: with a description of those countries, and a particular account of the religion, government, and customs of the natives; including also, their discovery of the Brazils, and their wars with the Moors. 2-vol. set (Complete)

London: A. Millar, 1752. First English language edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. [4], 376, [2], 388pp. Modern half calf over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering and ruling on spines. All edges green. Gibbs' scarce English version of Osorio's important history of Portuguese exploration, featuring Vasco da Gama, Magellan, Cabral, Albuquerque, and others. Osorio was well-regarded in his day as a stylist of Latin, earning the sobriquet 'the Portuguese Cicero.' Previous owner's stamp on inside of each title page. Binding and interior in overall very good condition. vg. Item #35540

Price: $1,250.00