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Os Tres Mosqueteiros

By Dumas, Alexandre

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Os tres mosqueteiros.

DUMAS, Alexandre (père).

Rio de Janeiro, Typographia de Bintot, 1847.. First Edition in Portuguese?. 3 volumes in 1. 8°, contemporary calf (recased, later endleaves; stained, worn and repaired, but still sound), smooth spine missing labels, and with gilt mostly worn away. Scattered stains, corners at end of volume III frayed, with some loss of blank margin. In good condition. Signature on final blank verso of volume I of Bento Luis de Souza, dated 1873. 170 pp., (1 l.); 165 pp.; 163 pp. *** First edition in Portuguese? First Brazilian edition? This edition ends with Chapter 34 in the printed book, on the equipping of Aramis and Porthos. As we have not been able to find any reference to the present edition, it is impossible to say whether or not it is complete as published. However, this rather long novel would have been an ambitious publishing project in Portugal or Brazil at a time when there was a relatively small reading and book-buying public. Some of the other editions in Portuguese from the 1850s and 1860s seem to contain only part of the book, so it is entirely possible that what we have is all that was published at the time. The earliest Portuguese translation confirmed by Gonçalves Rodrigues is a Lisbon, 1851 edition. OCLC lists no Portuguese translation before 1900. Les Trois Mousquetaires first appeared in serial form from March to July of 1844. *** Not in Gonçalves Rodrigues, A tradução em Portugal; cf. 7185 for the Lisbon, 1851 edition; cf. 5347 & 6282 for possible Portuguese editions of "antes 1841" (which is impossible, since this would predate the original French version), and 1845, whose existence he has been unable to verify. This edition not located in Porbase; no earlier Portuguese edition located in Porbase. No Portuguese translation located in Copac. Not located in the catalogues of a dozen or so important libraries in Brazil, including the Biblioteca Nacionall, Universidade de São Paulo Senado Federal, Biblioteca Municipal Mário de Andrade, and Instituto Histórico e Geográfico Brasileiro. NUC: Not located in NUC.@which lists no Portuguese edition.

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