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Revista occidental. Iº anno, tomo primeiro, fasiculos 1-6, and tomo segundo, fasciculos 1-5 [all published].
Lisbon, Escriptorio da Revista Occidental, 15 February to 15 July 1875.. FIRST and ONLY EDITION. 11 issues in 2 volumes. Large 8°, original printed wrappers, uncut, in two folding cases with crimson leather spines, gilt with raised bands in five compartments, marbled boards on all other sides. In fine condition. Engraved armorial bookplates of D. Diogo de Bragança (Lafões) on front sides of cases. 768; 639, (1) pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION, a COMPLETE RUN of this rare Portuguese periodical containing the first appearance of O Crime do Padre Amaro, 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 the Revista, Antero de 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 - doubtless mostly because only the original printed wrappers indicate the fascicle number and date 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, one sold in the summer of 2001, and one sold in the summer of 2012, had the same collation as the present one. Provenance: Dom Diogo de Bragança (Lafões) (Lisbon, 1930-Lisbon, 2012) was an accomplished equestrian, author of books on dressage, and a dedicated bibliophile whose collection focused on books about horses and horsemanship, plus works on Portuguese history and literature. Dom Diogo used the courtesy title Marquês de Marialva, by permission of his elder brother, Dom Lopo de Bragança, Duque de Lafões, the actual holder of the title. For the bookplate, see Avelar Duarte, Ex-libris portugueses heráldicos. See also Anuário da Nobreza de Portugal, III, Tomo I (1985), pp. 20-1. *** Fernandes Thomaz 4352. Guerra da Cal 29: stating that the work appeared from February 1875 to July 1876, in only 7 fascicles. Silva Pereira, Jornalismo portuguez, 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. Union List of Serials locates volume I to volume II, nº 5 (giving the dates as Feb. 1875 to Jan. 1876) at CU. Not located in NUC.
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