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Lisbon, Typographia do Annuario Commercial, 1908. - 8°, contemporary or slightly later brownish-red embossed cloth, spine gilt (slight wear), decorated endleaves. Lightly browned. In very good condition. Author's signed three-line presentation inscription "Ao Vasco // o seu muito amigo" on half title. 160 pp. *** FIRST EDITION of the author's first published book, and his first verse collection.Sérgio (1893-1968) was "o mais importante pensador português do seu tempo" (Saraiva & Lopes, História da literatura portuguesa [1976] p. 1065). In his 60-year career he wrote on history, economics, education, sociology, literary criticism, politics and philosophy. He was one of the founders of the "Renascença Portuguesa" (along with Jaime Cortesão, Raúl Proença, Pascoais and others) and a member of the "Grupo da Biblioteca Nacional," which included Cortesão, Proença, Aquilino Ribeiro, Lopes Vieira and Raúl Brandão. His portrait appeared on both sides of the 5.000$00 Escudo note prior to the introduction of the Euro.*** Campos Matos, Bibliografia de António Sérgio p. 9. Saraiva & Lopes, História da literatura portuguesa (1976) p. 1065. Porbase locates seven copies: three in the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, two in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, and one each in the Biblioteca Geral da Universidade de Évora, and the Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto (none of the seven have presentation inscriptions). Not located in Copac. NUC: DLC. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
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