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  1. 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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  2. 125627
    First and sole edition of a book shrouded in myth: accounts of its legendary rarity regularly circulate but according to Escobar biographer James Mollison 500 copies were printed, which Escobar sent out as presents to family and friends, "usually with a word of thanks" (The Memory of Pablo Escobar, 2007). "During his stay... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 125627

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  3. 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

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  4. 130206comp
    First edition, first printing, Borges's own copy of this anthology of Argentine Poetry, signed by him on the half-title in the year of publication. 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... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 130206

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  5. 128480comp
    Very scarce inscribed copy of García Márquez's first book, ninth edition, inscribed on the half-title to Diego García Elío, the son of his close friends the writers María Luisa Elío Bernal (1926-2009) and Jomí García Elio (1927-1986), who were the dedicatees of Cien años de soledad. The inscription reads,... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 128480

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  6. 130328

    El Capital.

    Madrid: 1886[-7]

    Exceptionally rare first edition in Spanish, an abridged translation of volume one of Marx's Das Kapital (Capital). Its scarcity is explained by the brittle, poor quality of the paper stockthe same used for printing Zafrilla's newspaperand its very small print run, thought to number no more than a thousand copies in total.
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    £125,000

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  7. 124282comp
    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Para Gomez Sicre, afectuosamente, Neruda, 1942, Mex". The recipient was the noted Cuban lawyer, art critic and author José Gómez Sicre (1916-1991), an important conduit for Latin American artists seeking an audience in the United States. He moved... Learn More
    £4,250

    Stock Code: 124282

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  8. Manuel Alvarez Bravo.
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed to Fred R. Parker, the editor and designer of the 1971 exhibition catalogue of Bravo's work: "A Fred Parker, Recuerdo de nuestra colaboracion en pasadena en 1971. - M. Alvarez Bravo." Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 102958

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  9. 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.
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    £150

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  10. 126277
    First edition of the Royal Certificate of Incorporation of the Bank of Potosi to the Spanish Royal Treasury, with instructions for its management and regulation. The extensive silver mines of the mountain of Potosí (in the highlands of contemporary Bolivia, at an altitude of 4,800 meters) proved among the most important... Learn More
    £3,250

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  11. 122141
    First and sole edition, first printing. A Spanish-language version of Graves's paper at a conference held at the Ateneo de Madrid 3 March 1964, "The Phenomenon of Mass Tourism". "Postscript, 1965" in Graves's Majorca Observed (1965) is largely a translation of this speech. It is also republished in The Crane Bag (1969). Learn More
    £275

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    Poemas.

    Barcelona: 1979

    First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the half-title, stamped 075. Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 118456

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  13. 118072comp
    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the photographic portrait plate, "Al Sr. Paul Osgood Hardy, en homenaje da simpatia, José de Diego, San Juan - P.R. Enero 2 de 1914" (2 January 1914). The recipient, Osgood Paul Hardy (1889-1955), was a Californian explorer and author of several studies of the Incas... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 118072

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  14. i1
    First edition of a scarce work introducing a standard method of accounting for use by the main Comptrollers of the kingdom of Spain, with a theoretical and practical treatise for business houses, illustrated with examples, complete with the 4-page Adicion. Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 111621

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  15. La Vida de Lazarillo de Tormes y de sus fortunas y adversidades.
    John Barth's university textbook, with his double ownership inscription and ink stamp on the front free endpaper, and annotations pp. 30-45. The inscriptions read "John Simmons Barth, 301 Aurora St., Cambridge, Maryland. Johns Hopkins University, Sept. 29, 1948" and "Jack Barth, K.A. House". Barth enrolled at Johns Hopkins... Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 109366

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  16. La Renta. Introduccion a la Economia.
    £35

    Stock Code: 84216

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  17. 84941
    First edition of a work on the defeat of the Spanish Armada. Ribadeneira (1527-1611), a member of a noble Castilian family, studied at the universities of Paris, Louvain, and Padua, before becoming a leading diplomat and administrator within the Jesuit order, and St. Ignatius Loyola's first biographer. Here he justifies... Learn More
    £9,750

    Stock Code: 84941

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  18. An universal European Dictionary of Merchandise,
    First edition of a multi-lingual dictionary for merchants, the first part giving English words with their European translations, followed by a series of eleven dictionaries of European languages, together with Russian and Latin, and their English translations, compiled by the young German encyclopaedist, lexicographer and... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 88447

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  19. 68123comp
    Second edition, Spanish language translation. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "a Burt un saludo de Van". The recipient was Burton Dreben, an influential Harvard professor and Quine's "closest philosophical ally". Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 68123

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  20. 51537
    An unusual edition printed in Spanish in Perpignan of Iriarte's best known work, first published in 1782. No copy in the British Library; OCLC locates four copies in North America. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 51537

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  21. 33666comp
    Two sections of the first two volumes of the Spanish edition produced as salesmen's samples. Both signed "Winston S. Churchill" and dated 1949. Unmarked as such, but from the library of Emery Reves, Churchill's literary agent. Reves had been instrumental in promoting Churchill's pre-war international profile by the worldwide... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 33666

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