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Sale 2505 Lot 328
(MEXICAN MANUSCRIPTS.) Nervo, Amado. Bound volume of his manuscript essays. 284 manuscript leaves, numbered by ink stamp on verso. 16 pieces bound and paginated together. 4to, contemporary 1/2 calf, rear board detached with final page attached but present, moderate wear; many leaves folded at edge to allow binding, otherwise minor wear. Np, circa 1910-19
Estimate $1,500 - 2,500
Amado Nervo (1870-1919) was an important Mexican poet and journalist, perhaps best known for coining the term "La Raza de Bronce" ("The Bronze Race") to describe Latinos. These 16 essays were apparently composed at approximately the same time, but are on several different paper stocks and were clearly bound together at a later date. Each is signed by Nervo, and is in his hand. They are apparently clean final drafts, and bear little to no sign of revision. One of these manuscripts, "La última vanidad" (here on leaves 42-58) is reproduced in facsimile in the 1920 "Obras completas de Amado Nervo" after page XXIX:28. The titles as written are: Actualidades españoles: Las catastrofes * Colecciones y coleccionistas * Actualidades europeas: La abolicion de la pena de muerte en España * Actualidades europeas: La última vanidad * Piedras preciosas * Actualidad, sillones . . . y pollo * Actualidades europeas: Las joyas predilectas * José Canalejas * Algo sobre el Carlismo * Noches blancas * Actualidades celestes un mundo enigmatico * Melancolia real * La alegria de Mayo * La reina concha * Cronicas frivolas, antiquedades y anticuarios * and Un profesor de energia. Several of these works discuss developments in Spain, particularly the rise of Carlism.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $2,125