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It was Robert Southey who suggested that Koster write this now classic account of travels in the north of Brazil. This copy, showing slight offsetting and in rebacked contemporary tree calf, was sold at £760 to Shapero at Dominic Winter's auction on March 7 & 8, but in last December’s travel sale at Sotheby’s, another copy – again with some offsetting to the text and bound in contemporary tree calf gilt, repaired at the upper joint – reached £2200.