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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).
    Borges's... Learn More
    £35,000

    Stock Code: 129496

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  3. 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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  4. 123925
    First edition, first impression. This copy is from the library of Jorge Luis Borges's controversial English-language translator, Norman Thomas di Giovanni (1933-2017), though unmarked as such. Di Giovanni's English language edition of El informe de Brodie was published in 1972 as Doctor Brodie's Report.
    Di Giovanni met... Learn More
    £150

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  5. 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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