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  1. 128474comp
    First edition, first printing, a superb presentation copy inscribed by García Márquez to his close friend the writer and actress María Luisa Elío Bernal (1926-2009), the dedicatee of Cien años de soledad, on the dedication page: "María Luisa, adivina quien te quiere. Gabriel 89" ("María Luisa, guess who loves... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 128474

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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

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  3. 126602
    First edition in English of Vega's chronicles of Peru, the first work by an author born in the Americas to enter the western canon. Born in the early years of the Spanish conquest from an Incan mother and a conquistador father, Garcilasso de la Vega (1539-1616) moved to Spain aged 21, where he wrote the present histories.... Learn More
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  4. 129535
    First edition, first impression, of the author's first book, which established his reputation as a travel writer. Bruce Chatwin (1940-1989) was an English travel writer, novelist, and journalist. In 1982 he was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel for his novel On the Black... Learn More
    £500

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  5. 117515
    First edition of this political tract, published in the years preceding the Mexican War of Independence, in an unusually excellent and richly decorated Mexican binding. Fernandez de San Salvador (1756-1842), was a writer and lawyer devotedly loyal to the Old Regime and the King of Spain, Ferdinand VII. The first of these... Learn More
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  6. 121241
    First edition in English, the year after the original German publication. Swiss naturalist von Tschudi (1818-1889) spent five years in Peru, collecting plants and zoological specimens, studying Incan antiquities and the Quechua Indians, and covering ground "previously untrodden by any European traveller" (translator's preface).... Learn More
    £375

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