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BORGES, Jorge Luis.

BORGES, Jorge Luis.

Rare books by Jorge Luis Borges, including first editions and signed first edition copies of The Alepha and Other Stories, The Congress; An Introduction to American Literature, and his translations of Kafka’s La Metamorfosis.

Jorge Luis Borges KBE (24 August 1899 – 14 June 1986), was an short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator. From Argentinia, he was a key figure in Spanish-language literature.

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  1. Obras I. Lamentaciones.
    (BORGES, Jorge Luis.) ALMAFUERTE. Obras I. Lamentaciones.

    La Plata : 1906

    First edition, sole impression, of this scarce first instalment in the works of Argentine poet Pedro B. Palacios (1854-1917, who wrote as "Almafuerte"). This is a superb association copy with the ownership inscription of his Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) to the first blank. Borges in his early career, before turning to short stories in the 1940s, considered... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 131513

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    BORGES, Jorge Luis. Inquisiciones.

    Buenos Aires : 1925

    First edition, first impression, a superlative presentation copy of the author's first work of prose. One of 505 copies printed, this is a uniquely untrimmed, unnumbered, and specially bound presentation copy inscribed by Borges on the first blank to his fellow Argentine author, and muse, Norah Lange (1905-1972).
    Borges's inscription, using the nickname... Learn More
    £35,000.00

    Stock Code: 129496

  3. 130488
    (BORGES, Jorge Luis.) GÜIRALDES, Ricardo. Don Segundo Sombra.

    Buenos Aires : 1926

    First edition, first printing, a major association copy, being the copy of Jorge Luis Borges, with his ownership signature dated Buenos Aires 1936 on the title page. Güiraldes and Borges were friends, and both influenced the literary career of the other. They met around 1924-5, and Borges helped Güiraldes launch the magazine Proa. It was Güiraldes... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 130488

  4. 135475
    BORGES, Jorge Luis. Evaristo Carriego.

    Buenos Aires : 1930

    First edition, first printing, of the publication that ensured longevity to Carriego's fame. This is a collection of essays on the life and times of Evaristo Carriego (1883-1912), a poet, friend and neighbour of the Borges family. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 135475

  5. La rosa en la balanza.
    (BORGES, Jorge Luis.) MARECHAL, Leopoldo. La rosa en la balanza.

    Buenos Aires, : 1944

    First collected edition of these poems, first printing, Jorge Luis Borges's copy with his signature on the title page. The copy was later passed to his brother-in-law, the Spanish poet and Ultraist Guillermo de Torre (1900-1971), with his illustrative ex-libris stamp to the first blank. This is one of several books with Borges's ownership signature... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 130490

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    BORGES, Jorge Luis. El "Martín Fierro"

    Buenos Aires : 1953

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by Borges and his co-author on the half-title, "Augosto 1953, A Gilda, profetizándole mucha felicidad, Jorge Luis Borges" and "A Gilda con carino autentico y eterno agradecimiento, Margot Guerrero." We have not been able to identify the recipient, but the double presentation and warm wording... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 130217

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    BORGES, Jorge Luis. Leopoldo Lugones.

    Buenos Aires : 1955

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by Borges on the title page, "Para Vicente Barbieri, afectos y un abrazo, Jorge Luis Borges". Barbieri (1903-1956) was a notable Argentine poet, posthumously awarded the National Prize for Poetry after his early death from tuberculosis. In this work Borges addresses the legacy of another Argentine... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 129522

  8. Labyrinths.
    BORGES, Jorge Luis. Labyrinths.

    New York : 1962

    First edition, first printing. This collection of stories and essays was published the year after Borges won the International Publishers' Prize with Samuel Beckett. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 136677

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    BORGES, Jorge Luis. El Congreso.

    Buenos Aires : 1971

    First edition in book form, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by Borges to fellow writer Hugo Manning, who drew Borges's portrait, used as a frontispiece in the English edition, The Congress (1974). The English translation was first published later the same year in the New Yorker.
    In the author's own words: "If of all... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 135421

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    BORGES, Jorge Luis. The Congress.

    London : 1974

    First edition in English in book-form, signed limited issue, number 50 of 50 copies signed by the author and the translator, here additionally signed by the artist Hugo Manning.
    A further 250 unsigned copies were also issued. The English translation was first published in the New Yorker in 1971, and originally published in Spanish in Buenos Aires... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 135419

  11. The Congress.
    BORGES, Jorge Luis. The Congress.

    London : 1974

    First edition in English in book form, signed limited issue, number 6 of 50 copies signed by the author and the translator, here additionally signed by the artist Hugo Manning. A further 250 unsigned copies were also issued. The English translation was first published in the New Yorker in 1971, and originally published in Spanish in Buenos Aires by... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 131125

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