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    Sale 7590

    Valuable Manuscripts and Printed Books

    4 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 361

    Portugal 1934. Lisbon: Secretariat of National Propaganda, 1934.

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    Portugal 1934. Lisbon: Secretariat of National Propaganda, 1934.

    2° (447 x 320mm). Chromolithographic frontispiece, 24 leaves of tinted reproductions of photomontages, 4 of these folding.(Occasional light spotting, a very few creases near folds.) Publisher's original mottled leather, front board with onlaid cross of red and white leather, title and arms blocked in gilt, with orange printed wrappers bound-in (some spotting on endpapers and wrappers, covers bowing slightly).

    FIRST EDITION, DELUXE ISSUE, IN THE PUBLISHER'S FULL LEATHER BINDING. A strikingly designed work in the Constructivist mode, with double-page and fold-out photomontages after some of Portugal's finest photographers of the time: Avao, Rosteiro, Joao Martins, and others.


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