Mexico City: Edición y Distribución Ibero Americana de Publicaciones, S.A., 1953. First Edition in Spanish. The Cuban author's fourth book, written while living in exile in Caracas, Venezuela, which was the inspiration for the unnamed South American country where much of his novel takes place. A stunning copy of this Latin American highspot, virtually unread, and certainly the best we have seen after years of searching. Item #1062
First Printing, one of 2,000 copies. Octavo; illustrated wrappers with French flaps; 336pp, . Some trivial rubbing along lower edge, with some barely perceptible sunning to spine; very Near Fine, housed in a lovely custom clamshell case by James Tapley.