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Baltasar and Blimunda by Jose Saramago | Giovanni Pontiero (Translated from te Portuguese by) - First Edition - 1987 - from North Books: Used & Rare (SKU: L708)

Baltasar and Blimunda

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Baltasar and Blimunda

by Jose Saramago | Giovanni Pontiero (Translated from te Portuguese by)

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New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987. Hardcover. Stated First Edition, First Printing. 6 x 9in. 336pp. Publisher's quarter cloth over paper-covered boards. VERY GOOD in Very Good dust jacket. The book itself shows the corners lightly shelf rubbed, a former owner blind-stamp neatly on the front endpaper, otherwise the binding is strong and tight, the text is clean and unmarked, and the boards remain bright and distinct. The dust jacket shows marginal shelf rubbing along the edges, spine lightly tanned, otherwise is not price-clipped remaining bright, colorful, and distinct. As pictured.


Baltasar and Blimunda is a novel by the Portuguese author José Saramago. It is a love story set in the 18th century with the construction of the Convent of Mafra, now one of Portugal's chief tourist attractions, as a background. Two young lovers interact naturally with historical characters including the composer and harpsichordist Domenico Scarlatti and the priest Bartolomeu de Gusmão, recognized today as an aviation pioneer, all in the shadow of the Inquisition.


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Baltasar and Blimunda
Jose Saramago | Giovanni Pontiero (Translated from te Portuguese by)
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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
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New York
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