General Collection

The library has around 59,000 (fifty-nine thousand) volumes from various areas of knowledge, from which several personal collections stand out, more precisely the collections of Cruzeiro Seixas, Ernesto Sampaio, Mário Cesariny, and João Dinis Cupertino de Miranda.
Some topics also stand out, namely literature on Camilo Castelo Branco (primary and secondary sources), Camões, Art and manuscripts, and documents on Louro, with particular emphasis on the Surrealist Movement.
Some rare editions are particularly relevant: one of Emilio Biel’s twelve richly bound parchment editions of Os Lusíadas, marking the third centenary of the Poet´s death, as well as a copy of Codice Resta that dates back to 1609.
The catalogue is accessible on the Porbase5 Integrated Information System.

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