García Márquez, Gabriel

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Place Published: Buenos Aires
Publisher: Editorial Sudamericana
Date Published: 1967
Edition: First Edition in Spanish
Book Id: 574


Octavo; illustrated wrappers; 351pp, [1]. Minor wear along the edge of the front joint, with minute paper loss to corners on both ends. A bit of the usual toning and creasing to the spine panel, diagonal crease on the lower left corner of the rear wrapper, with a small, faint dampstain at the base of the rear joint. Spine leans just a few degrees, with '29' written faintly at mid-spine, and a very faint circular stain at the center of the front panel (largely obscured by the cover art). Previous owner's name on the half-title page, and even with the stated flaws, still an exemplary copy of a fragile, cheaply made volume; Very Good+.


The Nobel Prize winner's masterpiece, a highspot of Latin American literature, and likely the most widely-read Spanish language novel aside from 'Don Quixote.' The book had a first printing of 8,000 copies, which first appeared in Buenos Aires bookstores on June 6th, 1967; it took exactly two weeks for them to be sold out. Three more printings were done in 1967 (June, September, and December), each of them approximately 20,000 copies. The first printing is the only state of the book with the cover art featuring the ship and three yellow flowers, a design García Márquez reportedly hated; an alternate design created by a friend graced the cover of later printings. The present edition was published three years prior to the American edition, and quite rare in comparison; relatively few copies have found their way into the trade outside of the continent, and those that have are typically very badly worn. Klein A5.a1.

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