Lisboa: Typographia Universal de Thomas Quintino Antunes, 1867. First Edition. Small octavo (19cm.); late 19th-century dark brown morocco over cloth, gilt spine in six compartments, marbled endpapers, original pale pink wrappers bound in; 206pp. Spine leather a bit dried and rubbed, especially at raised bands, very light foxing to textblock, else a Very Good or better copy overall with attractive mid-20th century ex libris to front pastedown. Item #1349
The first of three poetry collections by the radical Portugese journalist Guilherme de Azevedo (1839-1882). As a key figure of the social realist movement known as the Geração de 70, Azevedo played a significant role in introducing the poetry of the more influential Antero de Quental to the public. This collection quite scarce in commerce and institutionally, OCLC locating one physical copy in North America as of December, 2020, at U. Michigan.