LAS ENSEÑANZAS DE DON JUAN: UNA FORMA YAQUI DE CONOCIMIENTO (THE TEACHINGS OF DON JUAN)
Place Published: Mexico
Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Economica
Date Published: 1974
Edition: First Edition in Spanish
Book Id: 840
First Printing (cloth issue), one of a reported 30,000 copies. Small octavo (17.5cm); beige cloth, with titling and publisher's logo stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 302, pp. Fine in a Fine dustjacket.
First Spanish language edition of the author's best-known work, published six years earlier by the University of California Press, though this edition contains an introduction by Octavio Paz that is not present in the English edition. A superb work that reads both as pure fiction, as well as a metaphysical and spiritual masterpiece. While Tovar's translation was reprinted vigorously throughout Latin America, this first printing remains uncommon in the marketplace, particularly in the cloth issue.