BANKING - HUTH & CO. Substantial collection of letters to the banker Frederick Huth, from his agents in Spain.
1814-1850An extensive collection of letters sent to the founder and proprietor of the Frederick Huth & Co banking house, Frederick Huth (1777-1864), from his Spanish agents. Huth was born in Germany to an ordinary soldier, worked for a Spanish merchant in Hamburg, and established a business in Corunna, Spain. In 1809 he fled to England following the invasion... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 135449
BORGES, Jorge Luis (owner); MARECHAL, Leopoldo. La rosa en la balanza.
Buenos Aires, : 1944First 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
BORGES, Jorge Luis - ALMAFUERTE. Obras I. Lamentaciones.
La Plata : 1906First 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
BORGES, Jorge Luis - GÜIRALDES, Ricardo. Don Segundo Sombra.
Buenos Aires : 1926First 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
BORGES, Jorge Luis, & Adolfo Bioy Casares. Los orilleros [and] El paraiso de los creyentes.
Buenos Aires : 1955First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page "Para Atilio con la amistad la Jorge Luis Borges" For Atilio with friendship Jorge Luis Borges. An excellent association copy: the recipient was Borges's friend, the Italian artist Attilio Rossi (1909-1994), who designed the covers of two of Borges's books. Borges wrote the introduction... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 132522
BORGES, Jorge Luis. Discusion.
Buenos Aires : 1932First edition, first printing, of this collection of 15 essays on wide ranging topics such as philosophy, literary criticism, and epistemology. Discusion was expanded and republished in 1957 as the sixth volume of his Complete Works, a project that began in 1953. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 147691
BORGES, Jorge Luis. Historia de la eternidad.
Buenos Aires : 1936First edition, first printing, with 29 April 1936 date and "Francisco A. Colombo" on the colophon, of Borges' sixth collection of non-fiction essays on various topics such as time, eternity, the art of translation, and the Icelandic kennigar. This title is uncommonly found in the original wrappers. Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 147690
BORGES, Jorge Luis. Inquisiciones.
Buenos Aires : 1925First 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... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 145266
BORGES, Jorge Luis. Evaristo Carriego.
Buenos Aires : 1930First 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
BORGES, Jorge Luis. El "Martín Fierro"
Buenos Aires : 1953First 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
BORGES, Jorge Luis. Leopoldo Lugones.
Buenos Aires : 1955First 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
CAMPOMANES, Pedro Rodriguez, Conde de. Discorso sobre el Fomento de la Industria popular. De orden de S. M. [Carlos III] y del Consejo.
Madrid : 1774First edition. Campomanes (1723-1802) was, according to McCulloch, "one of the most intelligent and distinguished Spanish statesmen of the 18th century. He published the two discourses by direction of the Council of Castile, of which he was the fiscal advocate, or attorney-general, previously to his being made minister of state. They are intended to... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 126570
CARRIÓN, Ulises. De Alemania.
Mexico : 1970First edition and only edition, number 533 of 3,000 copies, of Carrión's second book, a collection of six short stories employing the interior monologue, by "perhaps Mexico's most important conceptual artist" (Torre). Uncommon on the market: we were unable to trace any other copies for sale or at auction.
Ulises Carrión (1941-1989) wrote De... Learn More£1,100.00
Stock Code: 143753
CERVANTES, Miguel de. El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha.
Madrid : 1780First printing of the celebrated Ibarra edition. Printed for La Real Academia Española (the Spanish Royal Academy) by Joaquín Ibarra y Marín, this edition was intended to be a supreme example of Spanish craftsmanship lavished on the nation's greatest literary work. This edition excels in beauty of type, design, paper, illustration and printing, as... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 137798
CERVANTES, Miguel de; Jacob Campo Weyerman (trans.) De voornaamste Gevallen van den wonderlyken Don Quichot,
The Hague : 1746An extraordinary example of one of the most significant illustrated Cervantes editions of the 18th century; a fine, large paper copy of the lavish 1746 Hague edition of Don Quixote, each of the 31 copperplates here beautifully illuminated by a contemporary hand and heightened with gold, presented in an elaborately worked Dutch binding.
The grand... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 137295
CORTAZAR, Julio. Rayuela.
Buenos Aires : 1963First edition, first printing, of Cortazar's post-modern masterpiece, a rare survival in the original wrappers not rebound or restored, for a book already very scarce in commerce. Written while Cortazar was in Paris, this stream-of-consciousness anti-novel is one of the centrepieces of the Latin American Boom.
The book's publication in English... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 147474
DIEGO, José de. Pomarrosas.
Barcelona : 1904First 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 and Peru; he served as interpreter... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 118072
FERNANDEZ NAVAERETTE, Pedro. Conservacion de Monarquias y Discursos Politicos sobre la gran Consulta que el Consejo hizo al Señor Rey Don Filipe Tercero, al Presidente y Consejo Supremo de Castilla.
Madrid : 1626First complete edition, following publication of some discourses in 1621. Pedro Fernandez Navarrette (1564-1632) was chaplain to the Spanish royal family, and an officer of the Inquisition. "The miserable state of Spain had led the supreme council of Castile to submit to King Philip III a Great Report (Gran Consulta) on the remedies to be applied; this... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 139132
FERNANDEZ NAVARETTE, Pedro. Conservacion de Monarquias y Discursos Politicos sobre la gran Consulta que el Consejo hizo al Señor Rey Don Filipe Tercero, al Presidente y Consejo Supremo de Castilla.
Madrid : 1626First complete edition, following publication of some discourses in 1621. Pedro Fernandez Navarette (1564-1632) was chaplain to the Spanish royal family, and an officer of the Inquisition. "The miserable state of Spain had led the supreme council of Castile to submit to King Philip III a Great Report (Gran Consulta) on the remedies to be applied; this... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 122893
GARCIA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel. Cien años de soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude).
Buenos Aires : Second edition, published one month after the first, in the amended cover design as originally intended by the author. To rush the first edition to press, Sudamericana disregarded the image created by the author's friend in Mexico City and instead printed covers bearing an unauthorized image that García Márquez intensely disliked: the ship and flowers... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 148896
GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel. El amor en los tiempos del cólera.
Bogotá : 1985First edition, signed limited issue, one of 1,000 unnumbered copies signed by the author and notarised below by a Bogota official, dated 27 November 1985, this a particularly nice example.
This signed issue was released in advance of the trade issue to benefit the victims of the Armero tragedy, in which over 20,000 Colombians lost their lives... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 147664
GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel. La hojarasca.
Bogotá, Colombia : 1955First edition, first printing, one of 4,000 copies printed and now scarce, of the Nobel prize winning author's first book. This copy is from the library of Russian translator Nina Bulgakova, with a gift inscription to her from an unidentified person dated in 1967. Bulgakova travelled Central and South America in the 1960s; her Spanish translation of... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 145574
GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel. El general en su laberinto.
Bogotá : 1989First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by García Márquez on the dedication page, "Para Diego, de su sobrino amado, Gabriel, 1989" "For Diego, from your beloved nephew, Gabriel, 89". The recipient was the son of writers María Luisa Elío Bernal (1926-2009) and Jomí García Ascot (1927-1986). Bernal and Ascot were close friends... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 128481
GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel. Vivir para contarla.
Mexico : October 2002First Mexican edition, first printing, a lovely presentation copy of García Márquez's first (and the only completed) volume of autobiography, inscribed to his close friend the writer and actress María Luisa Elío Bernal (1926-2009), who was the dedicatee of Cien Años de Soledad. The inscription, on the dedication page, reads, "Por María Luisa otra... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 128476
GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel. La hojarasca.
Buenos Aires : 1973Very 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, "Diego, este libro tambien lo escribió... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 128480
GRAVES, Robert. El fenómeno del turismo.
Madrid : 1964First 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£275.00
Stock Code: 122141
HUME, David. Historia de Inglaterra,
Barcelona : 1842-1845First edition in Spanish of Hume's History of Great Britain, originally published in six quarto volumes between 1754 and 1762, volume five containing the continuations by Smollett, Adolphus and Aikin. Although the title page announces 32 engraved plates, only 17 were included, as demonstrated by the list at the end of volume five.
Hume's monumental... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 141008
IRIARTE, Tomás de. Fabulas Literarias.
Perpignan : 1816An unusual edition printed in Spanish in Perpignan of Iriarte's best known work, first published in 1782. No copy in the British Library; WorldCat locates four copies in North America. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 51537
LANGE, Norah. Cuadernos de Infancia.
Buenos Aires : 1937Signed limited issue, number 6 of 22 copies on Hammermill paper signed by the author on the limitation leaf, out of a total edition of 725; this copy a presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the second front free endpaper: "Para Daniel S. Devoto, atento y fino y minucioso, poblado de palabras y gestos de generosa duración, versallesca y entusiasta... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 132555
LANGE, Norah. El rumbo de la rosa.
Buenos Aires : 1930First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Daniel Devoto on the half-title: "Para Daniel S. Devoto - instalado para siempre en la amistad sin vericuetos ni otros dobleces, con toda la simpatia y el afecto de Norah Lange. Talcahuano 638. Nov. 1942" ("For Daniel S. Devoto - installed forever in friendship without twists... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 132524
LORCA, Federico Garcia. Canciones.
Madrid : 1929Second edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the half-title to fellow "Generation of '27" group member "Para Guillermo de Torre lo salucha a la distancia, Federico Garcia Lorca", and with de Torre's purple ink ex libris stamp to verso of front free endpaper. A great association copy, connecting Spanish and South American literary circles.
Lorca... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 143185
LORCA, Federico Garcia. Primeras Canciones.
Madrid : 1936First edition, first printing. The poems are described in the preface as a "miraculously unpublished... preview of a more extensive and representative set," written in 1922, and "extremely important for the further development of Lorca's poetic world". Uncommon in such good condition.
Also issued in yellow boards, this work was published in January... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 142876
LORCA, Federico Garcia. Bodas de sangre.
Madrid : 1935First edition, first issue (dated 1935 on title page), one of 1,100 copies. Bodas de sangre ("Blood Wedding"), a tragedy, was Lorca's first major success, enabling him to become financially independent for the first time when it was staged in Madrid in 1933. This was published shortly before Lorca's assassination at the hands of the Francoists. Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 142766
LORCA, Federico García. Ode à Salvador Dali.
Paris : 1938First edition, first printing, inscribed by both translators on the front free endpaper, "à Francis Poulenc, hommage des traducteurs, Paul Éluard, Louis Parrot", one of the few hors commerce copies, unnumbered as issued, from a total edition of 515 copies.
This copy brings together a nexus of Franco-Spanish network of friendships and affairs... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 132463
LORCA, Frederico Garcia. Llanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías.
Madrid : 1935First edition, first printing, of Lorca's lament for his matador friend, gored to death in August 1934; well-known in literary circles, Mejías was memorialized by various Spanish writers, including Miguel Hernández and Rafael Alberti, but it is Lorca's tribute which has achieved the greatest fame. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 132536
MARTÍN DE CÓRDOBA, Fray. Jardín de las nobles donzellas.
Medina del Campo : 1542Rare second edition, effectively the only obtainable printing, of this book of advice for Queen Isabel of Spain, a pro-feminist treatise in the "mirror for princes" tradition, which instructed and entertained "with references to the popular contemporary controversy of the battle between the sexes" (Goldberg, p. 126).
Fray Martín taught at the... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 139886
MARX, Karl. El Capital.
Madrid : 1886[-87]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 stock - the same used for printing Zafrilla's newspaper - and its very small print run, thought to number no more than a thousand copies in total.
Pablo Correa... Learn More£125,000.00
Stock Code: 130328
NEMNICH, Philip A. An universal European Dictionary of Merchandise,
London : 1799First 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 travel writer Philipp Andreas... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 88447
NERUDA, Pablo, & Tomas Lago. Anillos.
Santiago : 1926First edition of this early Neruda work, scarce in such nice condition. From the library of the noted Argentinean writer, musicologist, and hispanist Daniel Devoto (1916-2001), with his and his wife Maria Beatriz del Valle-Inclán's stamp to the front free endpaper. Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 132520
NERUDA, Pablo. Alturas de Macchu Picchu.
Santiago de Chile : First edition, first printing, of Neruda's masterpiece, number 185 of 500 copies exclusively destined to be sold to the Libreria Neira subscribers, from a total edition of 520 copies. This book is rarely found unrestored, as here.
The Heights of Macchu Picchu was first published in English in 1966. Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 147570
NERUDA, Pablo. Aún.
Santiago de Chile : 1969First edition, first printing, number 409 of 500 numbered copies, this a presentation copy inscribed by Neruda on the first blank to Nina Bulgakova, a Russian translator of Soviet poetry into Spanish, "a Nina, con una flor, Pablo Neruda, 1969 Isla Negra", incorporating a sketch of a flower, in his customary green ink. Bulgakova travelled Central and... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 145573
NERUDA, Pablo. Primeros poemos de amor.
Madrid : 1936First edition, one of 500 copies, of this collection of love poems by Neruda, essentially a condensed version of his famous and rare second collection Viente poemas de amor y una canción desesperada, originally published in Chile by Nascimento in 1924.
The poems included in this Madrid edition are poems 1, 4, 9, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, and La Canción... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 142298
NERUDA, Pablo. "Argentina, escucha lo que mi patria te dice", typescript poem signed.
[June 1944]A scarce example of a signed carbon copy typescript poem by Pablo Neruda, with three small corrections in his hand. The 18-verse poem "Argentina, escucha lo que mi patria te dice" ("Argentina, hear what my country says to you") was written by the Chilean poet and diplomat on 4 June 1944 in response to the coup d'état of 1943 in Argentina. It was first... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 134176
PAZ, Octavio. Blanco.
Mexico City : 1967First and limited edition, number 405 of 579 copies, of one of Paz's major works, experimental in both form and content, which, when unfolded, "in a certain sense produces text by transforming the space itself into a text" (Sanchez). It was composed while Paz was serving in India as Mexican ambassador; his time there is important in relation to his... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 132640
PERCEVAL, Richard; & John Minsheu. A Dictionarie in Spanish and English,
London : 1599First edition thus, based on two textbooks of Spanish by Richard Perceval (or Percyvall), entitled Bibliotheca Hispanica (1591), the lexicon of which John Minsheu (1559/601627) considerably augmented. Minsheu "refers to hostility towards his work in certain quarters, but ensured the grant of a licence to print by applying successfully to the archbishop... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 138829
QUINE, Willard Van Orman. Los Métodos de la Lógica.
[1980s]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£175.00
Stock Code: 68123
RIBADENEIRA, Pedro de. Tratado de la tribulacion, repartido en dos libros.
Madrid : 1589First 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 the intended invasion and looks... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 84941
RIVADENEYRA, D. Adolfo. Viaje de Ceylan á Damasco.
Madrid : 1871First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author "A mi respectable amigo el Senor ?Corro ?" on the half-title.
Although well represented in Spanish libraries, Library Hub only lists two copies in the UK, and we could trace no early or first edition copies on the market of this rare account of the author's travels from Ceylan to Damascus,... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 132566
RULFO, Juan El llano en llamas.
Mexico : 1953First edition, first printing, of Rulfo's first book. This collection of short stories precedes his modern masterpiece of Spanish American literature, Pedro Páramo (1955), and both established Rulfo's literary reputation. This edition is rarely found in such good condition and in the jacket.
Set in the harsh countryside of the Jalisco region... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 148115
SCARPA, Roque Esteban. Dos poetas españoles. Federico García Lorca. Rafael Alberti.
Santiago : 1935First edition, first printing. With a signed presentation inscription from the author to the philosopher and essayist Ramiro de Maeztu on the verso of the front wrapper: "A Ramiro de Maeztu, mi devoción por su obra maravillosamente hispana, cerradamente española. R. E. Scarpa... Stgo de Chile. Dic. 1935" ("To Ramiro de Maeztu, my devotion to his marvellously... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 132519
SPANISH CENSUS. Censo Español
[Madrid] : First edition of Spain's first nationwide census, the census of 1787. The first census in Spain was undertaken in Castile as early as 1594, and there was a census of the Spanish Empire in 1776, but this was the first which embraced the whole country. It is sometimes known as the Census of Floridablanca, after the reformist prime minister Count Floridablanca... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 135132
TORRE, Guillermo de. Literaturas europeas de vanguardia.
Madrid : 1925First edition, first printing, of Torre's famous defence of the avant-garde movement, which contains a detailed account of the origins and development of surrealism.
The Spanish writer and Dadaist, Guillermo de Torre (1900-1971), was a member of the group of avant-garde artists, collectively known as the "Generation of '27". Although the group... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 143311
VALDES, Ramon. Metodo de llevar y uniformar la cuenta y razon en las contadurias principales del reino, y tratado teorico-practico para las casas de comercio: Ordenado por Don Ramon Valdés, Oficial del Real Giro de la Tesorería general de S. M.
Madrid : 1817First 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£650.00
Stock Code: 111621
VARGAS LLOSA, Mario. La Ciudad y los Perros.
Barcelona : 1968A scarce presentation copy of Vargas Llosa's major novel, inscribed by him on the first blank to the Russian translator Nina Bulgakova in the year this edition was printed. The novel was first published in 1963. Bulgakova travelled Central and South America in the 1960s; her Spanish translation of selected Russian and Soviet poetry was printed in Cuba... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 145691