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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. 131513comp
    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... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 131513

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  2. 129496comp
    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).
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    £35,000

    Stock Code: 129496

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  3. 130490comp
    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... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 130490

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  4. 132428

    El Aleph.

    Buenos Aires: 1949

    First edition, first printing, of this key collection of Borges short stories, signed by Borges on the first blank, with an inscription in Spanish by the former owner (Horacio Zorraquín Becú, former President of the Sociedad de Bibliófilos Argentinos), translating "This signature belongs to Jorge Luis Borges, and was... Learn More
    £4,750

    Stock Code: 132428

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  5. 130217comp
    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... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 130217

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  6. 129522comp
    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... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 129522

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  7. 129616
    First augmented edition, first printing. This edition of Labyrinths contains twenty-three short stories, ten essays, and eight "parables", and was originally published with less material in 1962. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 129616

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  8. 132474comp
    First UK edition, first impression, the publisher's copy signed by Borges on the half-title and with Maschler's bookplate. Tom Maschler (b. 1933) was head of Jonathan Cape, and a highly influential figure in 20th-century literature: he had a particular genius for bringing world-class writers from abroad (such as Neruda,... Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 132474

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  9. 131125comp
    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... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 131125

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