O Desengano, Periodico politico, e moral.
Lisbon, Impressão Regia, 1830-31.
8vo. Nos. 1-27, with 2 pp. each (No. 3 has 8 pp.) Contemporary calf. Lacking the portrait of the poet engraved by N.J. Possollo which is sometimes present. Faint damp staining in some upper margins, some discolouration.
A complete set of 27 numbers of the periodical, which was Macedo's last work, the last number being incomplete owing to his final illness. "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). "Foi O Desengano seu testamento político . ." (Memorias para a vida íntima do José Agostinho de Macedo, 148) The last leaf contains two sonnets on the death of Padre Macedo signed J.J.P.L. (José Joaquim Pedro Lopes) (recto) and an index (verso).
Azevedo-Samodães 1890 "periódico curioso e muito estimado." Innocência Francisco da Silva & Theophilo Braga, Memorias para a vida íntima do José Agostinho de Macedo, p. 231.