New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1972. First American Edition. "Ostentibly a series of factual accounts about the lives of noted scoundrels, the book in actuality marked the debut of Borges as a storyteller, using that unique blend of fact, fiction, and pseudo-scholarship that later came to full expression in Borges' world-famed short stories" (from front flap). Item #4810
First Printing. Octavo (24cm); black and red cloth-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; ,11-146,pp. Touch of sticker residue to upper front pastedown and endpaper, else very Near Fine. Dustajcket is unclipped (priced $6.95), with light wear to extremities, a small closed tear at crown, and sunning to the red publisher's logo at base of spine panel; Near Fine.