Feb 20, 2020 - Sale 2530

Sale 2530 - Lot 314

Price Realized: $ 4,940
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
PESSOA, FERNANDO. Mensagem. 8vo, later 3/4 calf over patterned boards, spine titles gilt, few scuffs; preserving original two-toned orange wrappers printed in black (smudges to rear wrap); minor spotting to endpapers and top- and fore-edges, manuscript corrections in unknown hand on p. 32 and p. 57 corresponding to errata printed on terminal leaf. Lisboa: Parceria Antonio Maria Pereira, 1934

Additional Details

first edition, presentation copy signed by pessoa with a short inscription to Manuel Anselmo in the year of publication ("24-xii-1934") in black ink on preliminary blank. Pessoa's final publication and his only full-length work in Portuguese that appeared in his lifetime. Signed copies of any of Pessoa's books are scarce; according to Rare Book Hub and ABPC this copy represents just the third such example of this title bearing his inscription to appear at auction.