La Muerte y su trave.

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La Muerte y su trave.

Prológo de Jorge Luis Borges.

Description: FIRST EDITION, the paper browned throughout, pp. 138, [iv], crown 8vo, original pictorial wrappers with French flaps, tiny nicks at head of backstrip which is lightly rubbed at tips, faint soiling and browning to margin of rear panel, very good

Publication Details: Buenos Aires: Editorial Alcándara, 1961

Notes: Though without mark of ownership, this copy from the library of Norman Thomas di Giovanni, the translator of Borges; the latter contributes a Prologue here, characteristic in the range and rapidity of literary references – Shakespeare, Peter Kropotkin, Mark Twain, De Quincey, Schopenhauer, Poe, Maupassant, Goethe, and Byron's 'Don Juan' are reeled off in short order (it amounts to 3pp.) This collection of stories was published posthumously (the author died in 1952); he was part of a literary circle that included Borges, but published only in periodicals during his lifetime – in this, his f...more

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Price: £80

Subject: Modern First Edition

Published Date: 1961

Stock Number: 67971

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