Lisboa: M.P. de Lacerda, 1822. First edition. 16mo in 8s. 181 pp. Red leather-backed, marbled boards; spine gilt with title and ornaments between four raised bands (slightly chipped at the head, extremities rubbed). Marbled endpapers. Library of Congress bookplate on the front pastedown, stamped duplicate; small perforated "LC" in the title page and rubber stamp on the verso. Early ink owner's inscription on a front fly-leaf is mostly eradicated and a stain at the foot of the title page probably indicates another eradication; a little foxed. Very good.
Castilho (1800-1875) was a leading Portuguese author of the Romantic era, this early book being the first to show his evolution from an initially classical manner. His works as poet, translator, editor, and theorist belie the blindness that afflicted him from childhood. Of this OCLC locates only three (Harvard, Michigan, and Wisconsin) (530). Item #54654