New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. First Edition. Uncorrected proof copy of the Nobel Prize-winning author's fourth novel, the saga of love and loss over five decades. A significant association copy inscribed by Edith Grossman, the preeminent translator of literary works from Spanish to English, to Glenn Horowitz, who brokered both the sale of her papers to the Lilly Library, and García Márquez's archive to the Ransom Center. Between 1988-2005 Grossman was the author's primary Spanish-to-English translator, responsible for bringing seven of his works to a wide audience outside of Latin America. Klein E13.a.1. Item #4607
Octavo (21cm); publisher's second state white card wrappers, with titles printed in black on spine and front cover; [x],,4-348,pp. Inscribed by translator Edith Grossman to Glenn Horowitz across the upper title page: "For Glenn - With friendship and affection - Edie / 9-27-11 / NYC." A Fine copy, lacking the publisher's folding card envelope.