Distracções metricas do Visconde de Azevedo, por elle dedicadas ao seu particular ... Distracções metricas do Visconde de Azevedo, por elle dedicadas ao seu particular ...

Distracções metricas do Visconde de Azevedo, por elle dedicadas ao seu particular amigo o Snr. José Gomes Monteiro.

AZEVEDO, Visconde de (Francisco Lopes de Azevedo Velho da Fonseca de Barbosa Pinheiro Pereira de Sá Coelho, 1º Visconde and 1º Conde de Azevedo).

Published by Porto, Typ. Particular do Visconde de Azevedo, 1868., 1868
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8° (in 2's), contemporary quarter crimson morocco (some wear to sides), spine richly gilt,with raised bands in five compartments, marbled endleaves, edges sprinkled red. Light foxing toward end. Overall in fine condition. Half-title inscription from the author to António Cardoso da Silva Júnior. vii, 276 pp. [2 quires signed 8, not a repeat of the text]. *** FIRST EDITION, with translations of Virgil's Bucolics as well as an original tragedy and numerous poems. It was printed on the Visconde de Azevedo's private press in a very limited edition - 40 copies - for distribution to the author's friends. Camilo Castelo Branco considered this translation of Virgil the best done in Portuguese to date.The first Visconde de Azevedo (1809-1876), always an avid bibliophile, preferred working in his library to participating in the tumultuous politics of nineteenth-century Portugal. He wrote a vast number of books and articles on literary criticism and history, as well as dramas and poetry. He also collected much material for the Diccionário bibliographico português: "Do muito que o Diccionario lhe deve em informações e esclarecimentos por elle subministrados, tem dado e continuarão a dar honroso testemunho as multiplicadas paginas em que essas noticias foram, e serão ainda aproveitadas" (Innocêncio IX, 322).The Visconde's magnificent library was left to his cousin, the second Conde de Samodães, and was later sold in one of the most important Portuguese book auctions ever conducted (1921-22).Provenance: António Cardoso da Silva Júnior, 2º Visconde de Godim.*** Innocêncio II, 421; IX, 321. Grande enciclopédia III, 914-15. Palha 916: giving the imprint as Porto, 1861 (but the dedication is dated 1868). Not located in OCLC. NUC: MH, DLC-P4. Bookseller Inventory # 20334

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Title: Distracções metricas do Visconde de Azevedo,...

Publisher: Porto, Typ. Particular do Visconde de Azevedo, 1868.

Publication Date: 1868

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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