ARCHIVO 1861 / ARCHIVE 1861
The Archive 1861 brings together twenty chapters from the twenty most outstanding editions of Camilo Castelo Branco's magnum opus, in an edition limited to 144 copies numbered from 1 to 144. In addition to a well-deserved tribute to Amor de Perdição, it also celebrates typographies, bookstores and publishing that have marked the publishing market of the city of Porto in the last centuries.
Each chapter is a faithful reproduction of the edition to which it corresponds and tells the story of that same edition. Archivo 1861 is the first object book with Livraria Lello’s seal and includes a certified copy of Camilo Castelo Branco's sentence issued by Tribunal da Relação do Porto, photographs provided by the Centro Português de Fotografia, a letter signed by the Administrator of Livraria Lello and a book (surprise!) by Camilo, part of the Lello Editores collection recently acquired by Livraria Lello.