TYPE: Book
DIMENSIONS: 20.5 cm; 8"
COMPONENTS: Small 4to [2] ff., 103, [1 (blank)] pp. Publisher's “wallpaper” wrappers.
CONDITION: Fine, crisp copy.
NOTES: Sabin 24313; DeBacker-Sommervogel, III, 721; Viñaza 389; Valle Cabral 6; Rodrigues 1002; Ayrosa 202, Borba de Moraes (rev. ed.), I, 409.
ITEM ID: 648
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Grammar of Brazilian Native Language

DATE
Year: 1795
Decade: 1790s
Century: 18th (1701-1800)

Luis Figueira (1573–1643), a Jesuit missionary in the Pará and Marañón regions of the Amazon, saw his grammar of the Tupí Guaraní language of the Brazilian natives published for the first time in 1621 (Arte da grammatica da lingua do Brasil. Lisboa: Na Officina Patriarcal), with subsequent editions all being posthumous (1681, 1687, 1754, and 1795). This fifth edition (incorrectly labelled “quarta impressaõ” on the title-page) was edited by José Mariano da Conceição Velloso (1742–1811). The 1754 edition seems to have been suppressed in the wake of the 1759 expulsion of the Jesuits from Portugal and its empire.

ARTISTS
Name: Luis Figueira
Type: Author