Volume I: This is translated from the Portuguese Edition of 1774, with Notes and an Introduction. Volume II: This is translated from Part ii of the Portuguese Edition of 1774, with Notes and an Introduction. Volume III: Part iii of the 1774 edition. With descriptions of Malacca and Goa translated from Pedro Barretto de Resende's Livro do Estado da India Oriental. The supplementary material consists of the 1880 annual report. Volume IV: Part iv of the 1774 edition. With Portuguese descriptions of places and fortresses in Portuguese India, and a pedigree of Albuquerque from British Library MSS. With an index to all four volumes. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volumes first published in 1875,1877, 1880 and 1884.
Contents: Volume I: Preface; Chronology of Part II; Title to the edition of 1774 Part II; Commentaries of Afonso Dalboquerque Part II Volume II: Preface; Chronology of Part II; Title to the edition of 1774 Part II; Commentaries of Afonso Dalboquerque Part II Volume III: Introduction; Chronology of Part III; Title to the edition of 1774 Part III; Title of the chapters contained in the third part; Commentaries of Afonso Dalboquerque Part III. Volume IV: Introduction; Chronology of Part IV; Title to the edition of 1774 Part IV; Title of the chapters contained in the fourth part; Commentaries of Afonso Dalboquerque Part IV; Index; Glossary.
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