Por obra e graça, estudos.

RIBEIRO, Aquilino.

Published by Lisbon, Livraria Bertrand, [1940].
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8°, original printed wrappers (some soiling and waterstains). Overall in good to very good condition; internally fine. Author's signed and dated ("Ls. Aug. 1940") eight-line presentation inscription to Acúrcio Pereira on half-title. Author's "sinete" (an eagle) of authentication stamped on verso of title page. 315 pp., (1 l.). *** FIRST EDITION of these three studies. The first, on the painter Manuel Jardim, occupies pp. 9-124. The second, on Anatole France, occupies pp. 125-186. The third and final study, titled "Santo António e o seu tempo", occupies pp. 187-315.Aquilino Ribeiro (Carregal da Tabosa, Beira Alta, 1885-Lisboa, 1963) is considered one of the best twentieth-century Portuguese novelists: in 1960, he was nominated for the Nobel Prize. Ribeiro was politically active in the Republican cause from 1907 until the fall of the monarchy in 1910. He was imprisoned in November 1907, but escaped in January 1908. He lived clandestinely in Lisbon, then went into exile in Paris, where he entered the Faculty of Letters at the Sorbonne in 1910. As librarian and conservator of the Biblioteca Nacional de Lisboa from 1919 until 1927, he associated with Raul Proença and Jaime Cortesão of the "Grupo da Biblioteca". Ribeiro was one of the founders of the important review Seara nova (1921). From 1927 to 1932 he participated in several revolts, was imprisoned, escaped, and went into exile in Paris, the French Basque country, and Galicia; he also lived in Portugal clandestinely. In 1956, he founded and became the first president of the Sociedade Portuguesa de Escritores. Ribeiro was involved in the opposition to António de Oliveira Salazar and the Estado Novo. Several of his books were censored.Provenance: Acúrcio Pereira (1891-1977) was considered the dean of Portuguese journalists; he wrote for practically every daily newspaper published in Lisbon and Porto during the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, as well as for literary reviews and magazines. In 1911 he joined the Diário de notícias, then headed by Alfredo da Cunha, rising rapidly from reporter to important editorial positions, serving 27 years as editor-in-chief. In addition to several books on diverse subjects, he collaborated on a number of theatrical pieces. See Grande enciclopédia XXI, 110; Actualização IX, 187. Also Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, III, 431. *** This first edition not in Biblioteca Nacional, Aquilino Ribeiro (1885-1963): catálogo da exposição comemorativa; cf. 256 for the second edition. On Aquilino Ribeiro, see Oscar Lopes in Machado, ed., Dicionário de Literatura Portuguesa, pp. 415-16; Urbano Tavares Rodrigues in Biblos, IV, 776-81; Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, III, 320-24; João Pedro de Andrade in Jacinto de Prado Coelho, ed. Dicionário de Literatura (4th ed.), III, 933-34. Porbase locates (apparently) six copies of the first edition: three in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, and three in the Biblioteca João Paulo II-Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Copac repeats British Library only. Hollis cites the 3rd edition only. Not located in Orbis. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Por obra e graša, estudos.
Publisher: Lisbon, Livraria Bertrand, [1940].

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