Lexington, KY: The University of Kentucky Press, 1971. First American Edition. Sharp copy of the Argentine author's collection of essays, detailing his personal views on the literature of the United States. Borges, fluent enough in English to do translation work, touches on subjects as diverse as transcendentalism, the western novel, science fiction, the detective story, and the works of Whitman, Melville, Poe, Hawthorne, and the oral poetry of the Indians. Uncommon signed. Becco 283. Item #3484
First Printing, a review copy, with the publisher's slip laid in. Octavo (22.5cm); brown cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; xii,94,pp. Signed by the author in a contemporary, compact hand on the title page. Fine in a very Near Fine dustjacket, unclipped (priced $5.95), with some pinpoint wear to spine ends and a hint of sunning to spine.