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Excentricos (contos).

COSTA, Alberto Mario de Sousa.

Published by Coimbra, F. França Amado, 1907., 1907
Soft cover
From Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books (New York, NY, U.S.A.)

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8°, original illustrated wrappers (spine chipping). In very good condition. Author's signed and dated seven-line presentation inscription on half title: "Ao [illeg.] Abel Botelho, emi- // nente romancista, com // os protestos da minha admi- // ração. // Alberto de Sousa Costa // Coimbra - 19-2-1907 // R. do Barralho - 27". 182 pp., (2, 1 blank ll.). *** FIRST EDITION of one of the author's earliest works, a collection of short stories. It was preceded by Triumpho do oiro, a novel whose preface was written by Abel Botelho, to whom this copy is inscribed. Sousa Costa (1879-1961) published numerous very successful novels and short stories, many of them set in the region of the Douro. Oscar Lopes (quoted in Rebello) says the author "não conseguiu nunca libertar-se por completo de um certo epigonismo variamente camiliano, queiroziano ou outro." Provenance: Botelho (1856-1917) was a well-known novelist in the naturalistic tradition of Zola (see Saraiva & Lopes, História da literatura portuguesa [1976] pp. 987-9).*** Innocêncio XX, 117 and XXII, 513: calling for only 182 p., 1 l. errata. Saraiva & Lopes, História da literatura portuguesa (1976) p. 1104. Rebello, 100 anos de teatro português p. 65. Grande enciclopédia XXIX, 848-49: incorrectly calling this the third edition (the third edition, undated, appeared in the 1920s). Porbase locates one copy each at Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, Biblioteca João Paulo II-Universidade Católica Portuguesa, and Universidade do Porto. Not located in Copac. KVK (44 databases searched) repeats Porbase, and adds one copy of the third edition. Not located in NUC. Bookseller Inventory # 23915

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Title: Excentricos (contos).

Publisher: Coimbra, F. França Amado, 1907.

Publication Date: 1907

Binding: Soft cover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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