Dona Flor e seus dois maridos — história moral e de amor.
Sao Paolo: Martins, .
First edition, trade issue. Obras Illustrados de Jorge Amado Vol. XVII. Illustrations by Floriana Teixeira. 535, , [6, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed. Wrappers. Very good plus (spine faintly toned). Inscribed by the author on half title Item #339168
Inscribed by the author on the half title, “para Niles Bond, com um abraço de um leitor e admirador de sua poesia, muito cordialmente Jorge Amado S.P. Junho 1966”. Niles Bond was a US Foreign Services agent posted in Brazil from 1959-1963 as the Deputy Chief of the Mission in Rio de Janeiro, and as the Consul General in São Paulo from 1964-1969. He had long been a practicing poet, and when he was found out, his poetry was quickly translated into Portuguese by Guilherme de Almeida and his first book, Arcanum, was published in 1965. Largely unknown in the Anglophone world, his poems were quite well-known in Brazil – Amado admits to being a "reader and admirer" in his inscription.
Published in English translation as Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands. A Moral and Amorous Tale (1969). It was made into a well-known film by Bruno Barreto starring Sonia Braga in the title role.
Uncommon signed, we know of only one other copy.
With a loosely inserted autograph note on a card to Niles Bond from O. Alonso Livia, July 1966, discussing literary topics.
Price: $4,500.00 Free International Delivery