BERNARDEZ, Manuel. Le Brézil. Sa vie, son travail, son avenir. Buenos Aires, [Ortega y Radaelli], 1908.
8vo. Original dark green cloth, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt; pp. xxxvi, 220, , folding panoramas, maps and plates; very light marking to cloth, otherwise a very good copy of a rare and lavishly illustrated work.
First edition. The state of Brazil presents its economic prowess and potential at the Exhibition of the Centenary of the Opening of the Ports of Brazil in 1908. One of the biggest dreadnoughts of the time, the Minas Gereas is celebrated in text and on a folding plate, the 'new' Rio de Janeiro is depicted in a colour panorama and a folding plan, and the country is glowing in the light of optimism. - There is a shorter version of this publication, in wrappers and not a richly illustrated.