Songs

NP: ND (1948). 171pp.

Item #8038

The first appearance in English of Botto's celebrated work, translated by his friend Fernando Pessoa in 1933, but first published in this edition. Botto had moved to Brazil in 1947 and attempted to support himself with his writings, but struggled financially. He may have financed the production of the book himself, as it bears no indication of a publisher. There is no indication of the size of this printing, but it was undoubtedly small and the book is quite rare. There are several simple line drawings illustrating the text, including the frontispiece, which are in the style of Almada Negreiros.
Very good in original lightly spotted wrappers, spine a bit browned, mild edge-spotting.

Price: $600.00