New York: New Directions Books, 1984. First American Edition. A series of seven lectures delivered by Borges at the Teatro Coliseo in Buenos Aires between June and August of 1977, translated here in English for the first time. Following an introduction by Alastair Reid, appear lectures on Dante's Divine Comedy, nightmares, the Thousand and One Nights, Buddhism, poetry, the Kabbalah, and the nature of blindness. Uncommon signed. Item #3483
First Printing, cloth issue - a review copy, with the publisher's typed letter and additional publicity sheet laid in. Octavo (21cm); bluish-gray paper and white cloth-covered boards, with titles stamped in metallic blue on spine; dustjacket; [vi],121,pp. Signed by the author in a contemporary, compact hand on the half-title page. Gentle sunning to upper board edges, touch of dust-soil to upper and lower spine, else Near FIne. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $14.00), with a touch of yellowing to upper rear panel and flap edges, else Fine.