London. 1810. 44pp., with text printed in English and Portuguese on facing pages. Small quarto. Dbd. with some loose signatures. Minor edge toning. Good. Item #WRCAM54393
The English edition of this important trade agreement between Great Britain and the exiled Portugese crown in Brazil. The treaty, negotiated in Rio de Janeiro, established a reciprocal free commerce between the two kingdoms: "The Subjects of the Two Sovereigns respectively shall not pay in the Ports, Harbours, Roads, Cities, Towns, or Places whatsoever, belonging to either of them, any greater Duties, Taxes, or Imports...than those that are paid by the Subjects of the most favoured Nation." The text also includes letters between the Chevalier de Souza Couttinho and the Marquis Wellesley regarding the status of Portuguese ships captured by the British during the war. Rare, with only about five copies listed over several records in OCLC.