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A Doida do candal, romance .


Published by Lisbon, Livraria de Campos Junior, n.d. (1867)., 1867
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8°, original lime-green printed wrappers (spine somewhat defective, front wrapper attached precariously, rear wrapper detached). Occasional light foxing. Uncut, in good condition. Oval stamp with manuscript inventory number (684) of J. de Saldanha Oliveira e Souza on front wrapper and title page; remains of small paper tag on spine with "684" vertically in manuscript at foot of spine. 226 pp., (1 l., 2 ll. advt.). *** FIRST EDITION.Camilo [Ferreira Botelho] Castelo Branco (1825-1890, created 1.º Visconde de de Correia Botelho in 1885) was a novelist, playwright, poet and polemical writer - the most prolific author in the Portuguese language and the first to be able to live from the income of his writing. See Bell, Portuguese Literature, pp. 295-9, et passim; Saraiva & Lopes, História da literatura portuguesa (17th ed.), pp. 813-32, et passim; José-Augusto França in Machado, ed., Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, pp. 112-5; Aníbal de Castro in Biblos, I, 864-79; Dicionário cronológico de autores portuguese, II, 112-8: "O nosso maior prosador do século XIX e porventura também o nosso maior ficcionista de todos os tempos, Camilo Castelo Branco é possívelmente o mais lido dos escritores portugueses ." Provenance: most probably D. José de Saldanha Oliveira e Souza, who also used the name José Luiz de Saldanha (1839-1912), was a son of D. João de Saldanha Oliveira Juzarte Figueira e Sousa, 3º conde de Rio Maior, and brother of António José Luís de Saldanha Oliveira Juzarte Figueira e Sousa, 4º conde and 1º marquês de Rio Maior. A chemist and mineralogist, parliamentary deputy, and high government official, he studied mathematics and philosophy at Coimbra University, wrote on subjects as varied as agriculture, finance, and engravings, and amassed an important library. He was a devoted proponent of progress in the national agricultural sector, which he considered one of the primary sources of public wealth. See Grande enciclopédia XIX, 402; Innocêncio XIII, 66-7; Aditamentos, pp. 254-5. The Casa da Anunciada library of the counts of Rio Maior was one of the best private libraries ever formed in Portugal. It was dispersed for the most part not long after the April 1974 Portuguese revolution.*** Santos, Revista bibliográfica camiliana 53 (without mention of the advertisement leaves at the end): "poucas vezes aparece á venda". Innocénio IX, 10: "Ignoro a data da primeira edição. Vi a segunda ." This first edition not located in WorldCat. Bookseller Inventory # 37082

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Title: A Doida do candal, romance .

Publisher: Lisbon, Livraria de Campos Junior, n.d. (1867).

Publication Date: 1867

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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