SPECIAL LIST 139
numbers bound in 1 volume. Coimbra: Imprensa da
Universidade, 1877–1878. Large 8°, later twentieth–century
crimson half sheep over marbled boards, spine richly gilt,
gilt letter, decorated endleaves, with original printed
wrappers for each issue bound in. 404 pp.
bound in 1 volume. $800.00
FIRST and ONLY EDITION—A COMPLETE RUN. Most interesting periodical, edited by Duarte de Alarcão Velasques Sarmento Osório (nºs 1–17) and Libanio Pedro de Alcantara Carreir (nºs 18–21). In addition to significant contributions regarding Portuguese history, literature and bibliography, there is a bibliographical article by Pereira Caldas about the early chess writer Damião Portuguez, better known in the English speaking world as Damiano (pp. 91–2; 221–8). Another important contributor was J. Leite de Vasconcelos.
. . . * Lisbon, Biblioteca Nacional, Jornais e revistas portugueses do séc. XIX 344. Jornais e revistas do Distrito de Coimbra (1947), p. 15.
Texts by Fernando Pessoa, Bernardo Soares, and Álvaro
Revista de cultura. Lisbon:
[printed by the tipografia of Seara
8°, later half sheep over machine marbled boards (very
slight wear), flat spines gilt, gilt letter, machine
marbled endleaves, original printed wrappers bound in.
Overall a very good set. 610 pp, (1 l.); 343 pp., 3
plates. 7 issues in
6 bound in 2 volumes. $1,800.00
FIRST and ONLY EDITION—A COMPLETE RUN. Directed by João de Castro Osório and published by José Osório de Oliveira. Included are texts in Portuguese, Galego, and French.
In the initial number was published “Oito Elegias Chinesas” by Camilo Pesanha, omitting the original Chinese, which had appeared when the text was published in Progresso in Macau, 1914.
Fernando Pessoa signed excerpts in the third number (I, 403–16) from his Livro do desassossego “composto por Bernardo Soares, ajudante de guarda–livros”. Included in an anthology of modernist poets (I, 513-24), are poems by Fernando Pessoa, Álvaro de Campos, Luís de Montalvor (2), and Carlos Queiroz (3). There are poems by the Cabo–Verdian Jorge Barbosa (II, –59), José Gomes Ferreira, Adolfo Casais Monteiro, António Patrício, Armando Côrtes–Rodrigues, Augusto Casimiro, as well as a group of poems in the dialect of Ilha Brava. There is also a letter from Fernando Pessoa to João de Castro Osório about the poems of Paulino de Oliveira, father of the two authors responsible for the review (II, –336).
Special attention was paid to Brazilian culture, with Brazilian authors represented in practically all the issues. Poems by Ribeiro Couto appear in the first issue (I. 89–106). There is a section on “Novelistas e poetas jovens do Brasil (I, 291–306); a poem by Olegário Mariano (I, 343–6); “Medalhas em pau Brasil” by Ribeiro Couto (I, 361–76); and two poems by Manuel Bandeira (I, 465–70). There is an essay on Cláudio Manuel da Costa by Caio de Mello Franco (I, 539–48); followed by “O parnazo obsequioso”, a previously unpublished brief dramatic piece by Costa (I, 539–48). Then comes “Revolucionarismo Americano” by Helio Vianna (I, 565–76). At the beginning of the second volume is the essay “O problema da aclimação aryana no Brasil” by Oliveira Vianna (II, –28); toward the end are poems by Guilherme de Almeida and Ribeiro Couto (3). Finally, Osório de Oliveira writes “Dois capítulos sobre o Brasil” on diversity and unity in Brazil, as well as on aspects of modern Brazilian poetry (II, –329).
One of the stated goals of this review was to strengthen the bonds between Portugal and Galiza; in the third number was published an anthology of Galego poets, being represented Augusto Maria Casas (4 poems, including one dedicated to António Ferro), Luís Vázquez Pimentel (3 poems), Xesús Bal e Gay (3 poems), F. Bouza–Brey (3 poems) and Aquilino Inglesia Alvarino (3 poems); additional poems by Galego authors Álvaro Cunqueiro Mora and R. Carballo Calero appeared in the fifth number.
The second volume has a long section devoted to Goethe, including “A metafísica do “Fausto” e a crise moral do nosso tempo” by Philéas Lebesgue (II, –200), translated by Osório de Oliveira; “Goethe e o drama espiritual da sua época” by Hernani Cidade (II, –212); “Disciplina goethiana” by João de Castro Osório (II, –239); and “Prometheu, fragmento dramático de Goethe”, translated from the German by Maria Magalhães de Castro Osório (II, –268). Other contributions include “Aerogramas imaginários” by Ramón Gómez de la Serna, translated by Osório de Oliveira (I, 53-72); “O mar, tragédia de almas” by Manuel de Figueiredo (I, 125–38); “Da Europa Central, Antisemitismo” by Vicente Risco (I, 257–68); “Um conselho de Sócrates . . .” by Celestino Soares (I, 333–42); “Soares dos Reis” by the sculptor Diogo de Macedo (I, 347–60); commentary by João de Castro Osório on Keyserling’s essay about Portugal (I, 417–64); “A espera da Morte, novela” by Ana de Castro Osório (I, 487–512); “A maquina e a sua filosofia” by Ronald de Carvalho (I, 525–32); “Santa Iria: romance do amor arrependido” by Manuel de Figueiredo (II, –36); “O filho: drama num acto” by Osório de Oliveira (II, –48); an annonymous translation of Salvador de Madariaga’s chapter on Portugal in his book about Spain (II, –153); and “Gulherme Meister, Cândido e Gonçalo Mendes Ramires” by António Sérgio (II, –190).
. . . * Blanco PR112; PR 114; PO120. Fotobibliografia de Fernando Pessoa, 150–154 (pp. 191–5); 157 (p. 198); and p. 285. Pires, Dicionário da imprensa periódica literária portuguesa do século XX (1900–1940), pp. 126–128. Serpa 330. Almeida Marques 774. See also Clara Rocha, Revistas literaárias do século XX em Portugal, pp. 383, 445–7, 649.
3. O Grande Elías. Semanário illustrado, litterario e theatral. Anno 1, Nº 1 through Anno III—5ª série, Nº 66, a complete run. Lisbon: Typographia d’ “A Editora” (nºs 1–60) and Typographia do Annuario Commercial (nºs 61–66), 1903–1905. Folio (35.2 x 26.8 cm.), recent green sheep (covers slightly warped at corners), spine gilt with raised bands in six compartments, gilt letter, covers with gilt tooling and lettering as well as a single white fillet. Stamped signature and monogram of the actor Romualdo de Figueiredo in upper outer corner of front page of first issue. 66 numbers, each of 4 pp. Anno 1, Nº 1 through Anno III—5ª série, Nº 66. $900.00
FIRST and ONLY EDITION—A COMPLETE RUN. O Grande Elías was published by Tomás Matias and edited by Joaquim dos Anjos. It was published in Lisbon from 1 October 1903 to 12 January 1905. Focusing principally on the theater, it reproduces photographs of the principal actors of the time, with biographical data. The main collaborators were Brás Burity, Eduardo de Noronha, Henrique Lopes de Mendonça, D. João da Câmara, Joaquim Anjos, Lorjó Tavares, Ribeiro de Carvalho and the Visconde de S. Boaventura. Many of the issues include a section on bullfighting.
Provenance: The celebrated actor and author Romualdo de Figueiredo (Lisbon, 1883–Lisbon, 1963) belonged to various companies and took part in numerous different kinds of theatrical productions, performing in Lisbon, the provinces, Portuguese Africa and Brazil. He excercised much influence within his profession, directing associations of theater workers, and writing books about the theater, for example Alguma cousa sôbre o teatro português (Lisbon 1904).
. . . * Pires, Dicionário da imprensa periódica literária portuguesa do século XX (1900–1940), p. 187. On Romualdo de Figueiredo, see Grande enciclopédia, XI, 316.
Lácio: panfleto de arte. Nos. 1-3
[all published]. 3 numbers.
Lisbon: Imprensa Baroeth, 1938. 4°, original printed
wrappers. (5, 1 blank ll., 2 ll. plates, 5, 1 blank ll., 1
l. plates, 5, 1 blank, 5, 1 blank, 5, 1 blank ll., 2 ll.
plates, 4 ll., 1 l. errata; 5, 1 blank, 5, 1 blank, 5, 1
blank, 1, 5, 1 blank, 6 ll., 3 ll. plates; 5, 1 blank, 5,
5, 1 blank ll., 1 l. plates, 5, 1, 4 ll., 4 ll. plates, 1
FIRST and ONLY EDITION—A COMPLETE RUN. Includes poems by Camilo Pessanha, Fernando Pessoa, Mário de Sá-Carneiro and Ângelo de Lima, a short drama by António Pedro, and essays on literature by António Botto, Marques Matias and Salema. Lácio was directed and edited by António Marques Matias, Álvaro Salema, Magalhães Filho and Frederico George. Magalhães Filho, George and Salema also did many of the works reproduced here in black-and-white illustrations.
. . . * Pires, Dicionário da imprensa periódica literária portuguesa do século XX (1996), pp. 215-6. Rocha, Revistas literárias do século XX (1996) p. 653. Not in ULS. Not located in NUC, BLC, RLIN or OCLC.
5. Observador. Nº 1 through nº 158 (19 Fevereiro de 1971 to 22-28 Fevereiro de 1974). Lisbon: Verbo, 1971-1974. Folio (29 x 21.5 cm.), recent buckram. Bound in 10 thick volumes. Illustrated. Some outer margins slightly shaved, affecting the occasional page number. Nº 1 through nº 158 bound in 10 thick volumes. $800.00
FIRST and ONLY
EDITION—A COMPLETE RUN of this weekly magazine, perhaps the
most important of the waning years of the “old regime”.
Under the direction of Artur Anselmo, who was also a
contributor. Other writers include Vitorino Nemésio, Luís
de Pina, António Quadros, Natércia Freire, João Gaspar
Simões, and João Coito. The average issue contains between
80 and 88 pp.
. . . * Not located in Porbase. Worldcat cites copies at University of New Hampshire, Durham, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and University of Wisconsin, Madison. Not located in Hollis or Orbis. Not located in Josiah. Not located in BL Online Catalogue.
6. Prometeu: revista ilustrada de cultura. Numbers 1-22 [all published]. Bound in 2 volumes. Porto: Tipografia Sequeira, 1947-1952. 4°, contemporary burgundy half sheep over decorated boards, spine gilt with raised bands in five compartments, gilt letter, decorated endleaves, top edges rouged, other edges uncut, original printed wrappers bound in. 22 numbers in 2 volumes. $900.00
FIRST and ONLY EDITION—COMPLETE RUN. Prometeu was edited by Kol d’Alvarenga and Fernando de Araújo Lima; after October 1947 (Volume III), Amorim de Carvalho became editor. It was published as a reply to those who, “pobre de inteligência e de moralidade,” usurped the directorship of Portucale. Kol d’Alvarenga and Amorima de Carvalho were expelled from Portucale, beginning with the second number of the second series, April 1946.
Contributors included Abel Salazar, Almada Negreiros, Aquilino Ribeiro, Delfim Santos, Diogo de Macedo, Kol d’Alvarenga, Amorim de Carvalho, João de Barros, Sant’ Anna Dionísio, Júlio Brandão, Fidelinho de Figueiredo, Manuel Bandeira, and others. Nos. 5/6 of Volume III (1949/1950) were published in homage to Guerra Junqueiro. Manuscripts of Miguel de Unamuno (Volume I, nos. 1/2), Silva Pinto and Teixeira de Queiros (Volume II, no. 3) were published, as were unpublished correspondence of Domingos António Sequeira (Volume II, no. 5), Augusto Gil (Volume II, no. 6), Fialho de Almeida and Joaquim de Araújo (Volume II, nos. 3/4), Silva Pinto (Volume II, no. 2), Stefan Zweig and Fernando de Araújo Lima (Volume II, nos 5/6), and Tagore (Volume II, no. 1). There was violent criticism of Miguel Torga and João Gaspar Simões. Reproductions appeared of the art of Abel Salazar, Agostinho Salgado, Almada Negreiros, Anjos Teixeira, António Carneiro, Attila Mendly, Cruz Caldas, Domingos Sequeira, Joaquim Lopes, Juan Avalos, Melo Júnior, Moreno Carbonero and Soares dos Reis.
. . . * Pires, Dicionário da imprensa periódica literária portuguesa do século XX (1941–1974), II, i, 384-6. Rocha, Revistas literárias do século XX p. 658. ULS: CU, NN; partial runs at IU (volume II) and OkU (volume I and part of volume II). NUC adds NcU, InU, MH. Not located in BLC.
7. Quatro ventos: revista lusíada de cultura e arte. First series, numbers 1–14, and second series, numbers 1–8 [a complete run]. 22 numbers. Braga: Livraria Cruz and Tipografia Pax, 1954-1960. 4°, original printed wrappers. 22 numbers. $2,200.00
FIRST and ONLY EDITION—A COMPLETE RUN such as this one IS difficult to obtain. Quatro ventos had contributions from Portuguese, Galician, Brazilian, Spanish and French writers, including José Régio, Vitorino Nemésio, Agustina Bessa Luís, David Mourão-Ferreira, Cecília Meireles, João Gaspar Simões, Eugénio de Andrade, Haroldo de Campos, Jacinto Prado Coelho, Leonardo Coimbra, Raul Leal, Saul Dias, Alceu de Amoroso Lima, Alberto de Serpa, António Manuel Couto Viana, António Rebordão Navarro, Armando Côrtes–Rodrigues, Augusto de Campos, Duarte de Montalegre, pseud. [i.e. José Vitorino de Pina Martins], João Cabral de Melo Neto, Luís Forjaz Trigueiros, Manuel Anselmo. A poem in Spanish by Pablo Picasso appears in the second series, no. 11. Numbers 7 and 8/9 of the first series deal respectively with Galician culture and the new Brazilian poetry. An unpublished poem by Paul Valéry appears in number 13/14, a double issue devoted entirely to France. The journal was edited by Amândio César, Manuel Antunes, António Alvaro Dória, Arlindo Ribeiro da Cunha and Francisco Martins da Costa in Portugal; by Cyro Pimentel, Ilka Sanches and Donatello Grieco in Brazil; and by Leandro Alvarellos, Ramon Otero Pedrayo and Sebastian M. Risco in Galicia. Artistic direction was provided by Roby Amorim; other artists who collaborated were António Quadros, Domingos Rebelo, Júlio, António de Azevedo, Fernando Lanhas, and Martins da Costa.
In his groundbreaking Dicionário das revistas literárias portuguesas do século XX, Pires was uncertain about the number of issues in the first series, calling for “probably nine,” but there are 14 in this set and in another set we have handled. Regarding the second series, Pires, op. cit., states that there are 14 numbers at the Biblioteca Nacional, Lisbon, the last dated July/December 1957. Our set has only 8 issues (as did the other set we had), but number 7/8 is dated July/December 1960; this agrees with Lopes de Oliveira (Imprensa bracarense, p. 192), who states that the second series began in January/March 1959, and that the journal ceased publication with no. 7/8 of the second series, in July/December 1960. In his updated Dicionário da imprensa periódica literária portuguesa do século XX, Pires agrees with the number of issues in our set; he states that the Biblioteca Nacional in Lisbon lacks numbers 3 through 6 in the second series, and that the Biblioteca Geral da Universidade de Coimbra lacks the same numbers.
. . . * Pires, Dicionário das revistas literárias portuguesas do século XX pp. 252-3; Dicionário da imprensa periódica literária portuguesa do século XX, II, 2, 404–8. Not located in ULS. NUC: IU. Not located in BLC.
8. De Teatro: Revista de teatro e música. 54 numbers (plus 2 supplements) bound in 8 volumes. Lisbon: Imprensa Libanio da Silva, 1922–1927. Small folio (27.1 x 20 cm.) and larger folio (33 x 23.5 cm.), contemporary tan quarter sheep over decorated boards (wear at corners; some other slight binding defects), crimson leather lettering piece, gilt letter, all original illustrated wrappers bound in; the final volume is bound in tan half calf over marbled boards, with crimson morocco lettering piece. 54 numbers (plus 2 supplements) bound in 8 volumes. $1,200.00
Lenormand, H.R. O homem e os seus fantasmas: peça em 4 actos e 17 quadros . . . versão livre de Alvaro de Andrade. 8º, self cover, 44 pp.
FIRST and ONLY EDITION—A COMPLETE RUN. Published in Lisbon from September 1922 to July / August 1927, this theatrical review, one of the most important of its type ever published in Portugal, was edited by Mário Duarte and Álvaro Raio de Carvalho; later with the colaboration of Nogueira de Brito. It published work by or about Alfredo Cortez, André Brun, Aquilino Ribeiro, Avelino de Sousa, Bento Mântua, Campos Monteiro, Carlos Selvagem, Aesculapius, Faria de Vasconcelos, Fernanda de Castro, Júlio Dantas, Leitão de Barros, Matos Sequeira, Norberto Lopes, Ramada Curto, Sacha Guitry, Teixeira de Pascoaes and Victoriano Braga, among others. Artists who contributed included Almada Negreiros, Amarelle, Francisco Valença, and others. The final volume, consisting of numbers 43 to 54, is in larger format. The two supplements, to numbers 43 and 44, are smaller, the same size as the earlier volumes.
. . . * Pires, Dicionário da imprensa periódica literária portuguesa do século XX, I, 126.
First Appearance of One of the Best Novels Ever
Revista occidental. Iº anno, tomo
primeiro, cuadernos 1-6 and tomo segundo, fasciculos 1-5
[all published]. Lisbon: Escriptorio da Revista Occidental,
15 February to 15 July 1875. Large 8°,
mid–twentieth–century red half sheep over marble boards,
decorated endleaves, spine gilt, gilt letter, top edges
rouged, other edges uncut, all original printed wrappers
bound in. Minor repairs to wrappers of final number, not
affecting any text. Occasional very light foxing. Part of
final issue lightly browned (as in two other copies we have
owned). Overall a very good, near fine copy. 768 pp.; 639,
(1) p. 11 numbers
bound in 2 volumes. $12,000.00
COMPLETE RUN of
this rare Portuguese periodical containing the first
appearance of O Crime do
one of the best and most important novels ever
written, the first novel
written entirely by Eça de Queiroz, and certainly one of
his most important works. (O Mistério
da estrada de Sintra, written in
collaboration with Ramalho Ortigão, had appeared in 1870.)
Eça had serious disagreements with the editors of
Quental and Batalha Reis, regarding corrections to his
work, and was very dissatisfied with the published result.
He substantially revised it for the first edition in book
form, published in 1876.
The Revista Occidental includes works in Portuguese by such noted authors as Antero de Quental, Manuel de Arriaga, Luciano Cordeiro, Gonçalves Crespo, Oliveira Martins and Gomes Leal, and also works in Spanish by Cánovas del Castillo, Pi y Margall, Jacinto Octavio Picón and Patricio de la Escosura.
The rarity of this periodical, especially with all the original wrappers present, has led to some confusion among bibliographers regarding the number of issues and the dates of publication. The only published record of an actual copy we have been able to locate, sold in the Fernandes Thomaz sale in 1912, has the same dates of publication as this copy and the same number of issues, and is described as “collecção completa.” Two copies handled by us in the early 1990s and one sold in the summer of 2001 had the same collation as the present one. The confusion doubtless comes in large part from the fact that only the original printed wrappers indicate the fascicle number and date of publication.
. . . * Fernandes Thomaz 4352. Guerra da Cal 29: stating that the work appeared from February 1875 to July 1876, in only 7 fascicles. Silva Pereira, Journalismo portuguesa p. 130: giving the dates of publication as 15 Feb. to 30 Aug. 1875. Grande enciclopédia XXV, 433: giving the same dates of publication as Silva Pereira. ULS locates volume I to volume II, nº 5 (giving the dates as Feb. 1875 to Jan. 1876) at CU. Not located in NUC.
10. Síntese. Revista mensal de cultura. Nos. 1–14/15 [a complete run]. Coimbra: Tipografia da Atlântida, 1939-1941. Small folio (26.9 x 19.5 cm.), contemporary half sheep over decorated boards, spine gilt with raised bands in six compartments, red leather lettering pieces, original printed wrappers bound in. Illustrated with 3 plates; a few other illustrations in text. Some light toning, and spotting. Overall a very good, complete set. Nos. 1–14/15. $1,500.00
FIRST and ONLY EDITION—A COMPLETE RUN. Publication of Síntese, directed by João Ramiro, edited and administered by 17-year-old José Saramago (!?), was eventually halted by the censors under the Salazar regime, but not before much water had passed under the bridge. Ranging over literature, philosophy, biology, physics, linguistics and psychoanalysis, it included Joseph Stalin’s “Os fundamentos do racionalismo concreto” (published in issues 6 and 7 under the pseudonym José Vasco Salinas), Fernando Pessoa’s drama “O Marinheiro,” four sonnets of Florbela Espanca, Vitorino Magalhães Godinho’s essay “O raciocínio de relação,” and António Sérgio’s essay “Cultura.” Its pages include texts by Abel Salazar, Afonso Duarte, Joaquim Namorado, Ramiro da Fonseca and Mário Saa. Works by Sigmund Freud, Jean Rostand, Albert Einstein, Julien Benda and Henri Wallon also appeared.
. . . * Pires, Dicionário das revistas literárias portuguesas do século XX pp. 281-2. Not in ULS. Not located in BLC or NUC.
11. Tempo presente: revista portuguesa de cultura. 27 issues (a complete run) bound in 4 volumes. Lisbon: José Maria Alves, 1959-1961. 8°, half crimson Oasis over marbled boards, spine gilt with raised bands in five compartments, original printed wrappers bound in. 27 issues bound in 4 volumes. $1,400.00
FIRST and ONLY EDITION—A COMPLETE RUN. Directed by Fernando Guedes and edited by José Maria Alves; the Conselho de Redacção consisted of António José Brito, António Manuel Couto Viana, Caetano de Melo Beirão and Goulart Nogueira. With Catholic and fascist tendencies, this review played an important role in the spread of awareness of the Brazilian concrete poetry movement in Portugal, as well as in the recovery of the futurists, modernists and dadaists. Some of the contributors (Angelo de Lima, Raul Leal, Mário Saa, Almada Negreiros) also wrote for Távola redonda and Gral, and were tied to the Geração de Orpheu. Notable contributions include essays by Haroldo de Campos on “A temperatura informacional do texto” and “Ezra Pound e o futuro da poesia”; Almada Negreiros, “Deseja-se mulher”; poems by T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, D.H. Lawrence and Rainer Maria Rilke; a previously unpublished letter by Mário Sá-Carneiro; a self-caricature by Sergei Eisenstein; Agustina Bessa-Luís’ short story “O baile dos archotes”; an unpublished sonnet by Álvaro de Campos, “Soneto já antigo”; Ruy Belo’s poems “Segunda infancia” and “Composição de lugar e tempo”; Manuel Bandeira’s poem “Preparação para a morte”; and unpublished letters of José Agostinho de Macedo. With respect to the visual arts, Tempo presente includes reproductions of works by Mário Saa, Santa-Rita Pintor, Almada Negreiros, Mário Eloy, the Dadaist Hans Arp and Henry Moore.
. . . * Pires, Dicionário da imprensa periódica literária portuguesa do Século XX, II, 2, pp. 295-6. Rocha, Revistas literárias do século XX em Portugal, p. 665.
12. Terra de Sol. Revista de arte e pensamiento. Nos. 1-14 (a complete run) in 5 volumes, bound in 4 volumes. 14 issues, bound in 4 volumes. Rio de Janeiro: 1924–1925. 4°, later crimson three quarter sheep over decorated boards, flat spine, gilt letter, decorated endleaves, top edges rouged, other edges uncut, original illustrated wrappers bound in. 14 issues, bound in 4 volumes. $1,500.00
FIRST and ONLY EDITION—A COMPLETE RUN of this literary periodical edited by Tasso da Silveira and Alvaro Pinto. Contributors include Afranio Peixoto, Cruz e Sousa, Jackson de Figueiredo, Miguel de Unamuno, Olavo Bilac, Rocha Pombo, Ronald de Carvalho, Euclides da Cunha, Eugénio de Castro, Gilberto Amado, Jaime Cortesão, and Oliveira Viana. A translation of a poem by Walt Whitman appears in volume II, p. 35.
. . . * ULS: MH (nos. 1-4 only).