Rare 1869 Brazilian Layman's Guide [Brazil]. Ramalho, Joaquim Ignacio [1809-1902]. Praxe Brasileira. Sao Paulo: Typographia do Ypiranga, 1869. 708 pp. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt ornaments and title to spine, marbled endpapers. Moderate rubbing to extremities, heavier rubbing to boards with some wear to corners, hinges cracked. Some browning to text, light foxing in a few places, chipping to edges of a few leaves. Early owner signatures and small lawyer's ownership stamp, interior otherwise clean. $650. * First edition. This is a treatise on Brazilian civil procedure for layman. It is unusually comprehensive for a book of this kind and seems to have been written for elite members of society. A second edition was published in 1904. The Italian Library Union Catalogue lists an undated edition with identical pagination as the 1869 edition; it is dated 1867. OCLC locates 1 copy (at the Library of Congress, which also has a 1904 edition not listed on OCLC).
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