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Opusculos.
Lisbon, Viuva Bertrand & Cª Successores Carvalho & Cª and Antiga Casa Bertrand?José Bastos & Cª, 1876?1908. - 8°, early-twentieth?century navy blue quarter sheep over marbled boards (slight wear at corners), flat spines gilt in tasteful late romantic pattern, gilt letter, two vertical gilt fillets on covers, marbled endleaves, top edges tinted blue. A few pencil markings in margins. Some slight browning. Overall a fine set. Engraved armorial bookplates of J.[osé] C.[aetano] Mazziotti Salema Garção (1886-1961) of Porto, noted collector and wolfram magnate. Blind stamps of same on title-pages. Signature of Fidelino de Figueiredo in upper outer corner of title-pages of volumes VII through X. *** Important collection. First editions of volumes III, V, VI, IX and X; second editions of volumes II, IV, VII and VIII; third edition of volume I. Volumes I, II, IV, VII, VIIII and X consist of @Questões publicas, tomos 1 through 6; volumes III, V and VI contain @Controversias e estudos históricos, tomos 1 through 3; volume IX is devoted to @Literatura. Volumes I through VI bear the imprint Viuva Bertrand & Cª Successores Carvalho & Cª (dated 1880, 1880, 1876, 1882, 1881 and 1884, respectively; on the versos of the title-pages appears: Coimbra?Imprensa da Universidade, except in the case of volume III, which states on the verso of the title: Lisboa?Imprensa Nacional); volumes VII through X have the imprint of Antiga Casa Bertrand?José Bastos & Cª (volumes VII and VIII undated; volume IX withJosé Bastos & Cª?Typographia de Francisco Luiz Gonçalves, dated 1907; volume X dated 1908).Herculano (1810-1877) is recognized as the greatest Portuguese historian of the nineteenth century, and one of the greatest that country ever produced. A complete volume of Innocêncio (XXI, by Brito da Aranha), is devoted to a bibliography and analysis of his works, which include @Historia da origem e estabelecimento da Inquisição em Portugal, Lisbon 1854-59, and @Historia de Portugal, Lisbon 1846-53. Herculano was a novelist as well as a poet and historian, and is responsible for introducing to Portugal the historical romance in the manner of Sir Walter Scott, which influenced Almeida Garrett and later authors.*** Innocêncio XX, 128?30; also XXI, 649?59. On Herculano see Bernstein, @Alexandre Herculano: Portugal's Historical Novelist; also Edgar Prestage in @Encyclopedia Britannica (11th ed.), XIII, 344?5. On the bookplate, see Avelar Duarte, @Ex-libris portugueses heráldicos 750. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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