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De Lisboa a Goa pelo Mediterraneo, Egypto, e Mar-Vermelho em Septembro e Outubro de 1855. Carta circular, que a seus amigos de Eurpoa dirige Joaquim Heliodoro da Cunha Rivara.

RIVARA, Joaquim Heliodoro da Cunha.

  • Publisher: Nova Goa, Imprensa Nacional, 1856.
Nova Goa, Imprensa Nacional, 1856.. FIRST and ONLY EDITION. 8°, contemporary quarter black straight-grained morocco over marbled boards (wear to spine, corners, outer edge of front cover), smooth spine with gilt lettering and fillets, marbled endleaves. Photo tipped to title page, partially covering the wood-engraving of a ship. Moderate browning. In good condition. Small purple stamp of "Alfredo A.N. Maldonado // Alcacer do Sal" in upper outer corner of title page. 76 pp., (1 l. errata). *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this account of the author's journey from Lisbon to Goa, by way of Gibraltar, Malta (pp. 11-19), Alexandria (pp. 19-28), Cairo (pp. 28-36), Suez, Aden, and Bombay (pp. 48-75). Joaquim Heliodoro da Cunha Rivara (Arrayollos, 1809-1879) arrived in India as secretary-general in 1855, having spent fifteen years as head of the Biblioteca de Évora and established himself as a writer by frequent contributions to Panorama, edited by Alexandre Herculano. During his tenure as secretary-general, which lasted until 1872, Cunha Rivara produced important philological studies of the Concani language and published many documents of vital importance for the history of Portuguese India. Perhaps more importantly, his research stimulated others, such as Felippe Nery Xavier. In addition to his role as public servant, Cunha Rivara was also a founding member of the Instituto Vasco da Gama. A prolific writer of many interests, he published works on linguistics, history, and politics and was a regular contributor to Panorama, Revista Litteraria, and Boletim do Governo da India, and he was editor of the monthly Chronista de Tissuary from 1866 to 1869. He also published a catalogue of the manuscripts held in the library at Évora. *** Innocêncio II, 67. Silveira, ed., Cunha Rivara p. 24. Gonçalves, Síntese bibliográfica de Goa 2315. Scholberg, Bibliography of Goa and the Portuguese in India A126. Catálogo dos livros opúsculos e manuscritos pertencentes à Biblioteca Nacional de Nova Goa (1907), p. 194. Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, Joaquim Heliodoro da Cunha Rivara 20. Porbase locates four copies: three in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, one at the Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa. Jisc repeats King's College London only. NUC: ICN, DCU-IA.

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