México: Blacamán Editor, 2004. Limited Edition. An exquisite fine press publication of the Nobel Prize-winning author's 2002 memoir, covering his childhood years through 1950, when he proposed to his wife. This edition involved close collaboration between García Marquez, his son Gonzalo García (who designed the typeface), and Dutch-born artist Jan Hendrix, who has lived and worked in Mexico since 1978. In 2012, he was the recipient of the Order of the Aztec Eagle, the most prestigious award given by the Mexican government to foreigners, for his contributions to art and architecture. The book appears to have had fairly limited distribution; the first hundred copies were bound in Madrid, and became the property of García Márquez and his wife Mercedes Barcha, with copies 101-200 bound and available for sale. A deluxe edition (copies 201-250) was also produced for private distribution. Scarce, with no copies for sale in the trade or in the auction record, and OCLC noting just 5 holdings (U.Arizona, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Princeton, Ransom Center). Item #4714
One of 200 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the author, this being copy no.192. Folio (39.5cm); red paper and cloth-covered boards, with titling and decorative elements stamped in black on spine and front cover; text printed in black and red on Zerkall-Bütten mould-made paper; publisher's original red cloth slipcase; [xii],196,pp, with nine fold-out serigraph plates by Jan Hendrix - the first of these signed by him in pencil at lower right corner; text is entirely in Spanish. Fine in a Fine slipcase, with a single faint scuff to left side.