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MACEDO, José Agostinho de

Carta I de . . a J.J.P.L.  (to Carta 32ª e última).  

£230

Lisbon, Impressão Regia, 1827.

Description

8vo.   8, 11, 11, 11, 11, 12, 12, 11, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 16 pp.  With portrait of the author by H.J. da Silva, engraved by D.J. Silva.  Contemporary calf, spine gilt.   Lacks end free end-paper.

First edition of these letters addressed to the publisher, José Joaquim Pedro Lopes, in which Macedo criticized and ridiculed the periodical, O Portuguez, edited by Almeida Garrett, and the entire Liberal party.   "In his political periodicals . . (Macedo) puts forth all his spice and venom . . he bullies and crushes his opponents in the raciest vernacular" (Bell, Portuguese Literature, p. 282).   Quoting the Conimbricense (No. 5203) Innocêncio states that 2000 copies were printed of the first edition, which was reprinted three times in an issue of 500 copies each.

Innocêncio IV, 197, & Memórias para a Vida Íntima de José Agostinho de Macedo, 227.   Soares, História da Gravura Artística em Portugal, 1290 & 1878.

 

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