8°, original green publisher's cloth, gilt title in a gilt circle on front cover, publisher in gilt circle on back cover (some wear and staining), flat spine with gilt title. Text in 2 columns. In good to very good condition. 248 pp., (20 ll. advertisement). *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this lively guidebook. After two chapters with introductory material, the author outlines some of the major railway itineraries from Lisbon traveling North. The first and most extensive is that from Lisbon to Porto. Routes from Porto to Braga, from Entroncamento to Penafiel, and from Porto to Povoa de Varzim are also given. All of the stations are described, as are some of the local tourist attractions. The stations described are Santa Apolónia, Poço do Bispo, Sacavém, Olivaes, Povoa, Alverca, Alhandra, Villa Franca de Xira, Carregado, Azambuja, Ponte de Reguengo, Sant'Anna, Santarém, Vale de Figueira, Mato de Miranda, Torres Vedras, Entroncamento, Paialvo, Chão de Maçãs, Cacharias, Albergaria, Vermoil, Pombal, Soure, Formoselha, Taveiro, Coimbra, Sousellas, Mealhada, Mogofores, Oliveira do Bairro, Aveiro, Estarreja, Ovar, Esmoriz, Espinho, Granja, Valadares, Porto: Gaia, Porto-Braga: Rio Tinto, Ermezinde, S. Romão, Trofa, Famalicão, Nine, Takem, Braga, Valongo, Recarei, Cette, Paredes, Penafiel, Mindelo, Azurara, Vila do Conde, and Póvoa de Varzim. Pages 48-69 offer a short story, "Veridicas aventuras d'um viajante alegre, Historia para matar o tempo no Entroncamento."Alberto [Augusto de Almeida] Pimentel (Porto 1849-Queluz, 1925), journalist, biographer, essayist, dramatist, poet and novelist, was a great admirer as well as an intimate friend of Camilo Castelo Branco. *** Marques, Bibliographia pimenteliana 49. Innocêncio XX, 105 (without collation); see also pp. 101-8; XXII, 32 and 512; and Grande enciclopédia XXI, 664-5; Álvaro Manuel Machado in Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, pp. 380-1; Maria Eduarda Borges dos Santos in Biblos, IV, 152-5; Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, II, 322-3; Saraiva and Lopes, História da literatura portuguesa (16th ed.), p. 775. Porbase cites six copies: four in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, and one each at the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian-Lisboa, and the Biblioteca João Paulo II-Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Not located in Copac. KVK (51 databases searched), locates the copies cited by Porbase, and adds one at the Universitäts- und Stadtbibliothek Köln. NUC: DLC. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Guia do viajante nos caminhos de ferro do ...
Publisher: Porto & Braga, Livr. Internacional de Ernesto Chardron, 1876.
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