The Enchanted Tree.

Brazil: Epoca, [circa 1939].

Folded brochure, (19 x 8.5 cm). A promotional brochure for Brazil's matte industry, pitching the tea-like beverage to American consumers. Includes information on the process of making matte, and testimonials supposedly supplied by Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt, as well as the "famous French scientist" Shunk de Goldfein (!), about whom this researcher finds nothing. Several recipes are included, as well as the mythological tale of the origin of matte. Best of all, the brochure is illustrated using a somewhat primitive four color process. The cover depicts a pair of scantily-dressed native maidens, covered by some leaves, which are a movable flap revealing... Tiny bit of wear, otherwise very good.

Price: $90.00