El "Martín Fierro"
con la colaboración de Margarita Guerrero.Buenos Aires: Editorial Columba, 1953 Stock Code: 130217
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 presentation and warm wording suggest a meaningful association. Presentation copies of this key Borges book on Hernandez's Martín Fierro, the 19th-century "gauchesque" epic poem considered the Don Quixote of Argentina, are very scarce.
Octavo. Original wrappers, titles to spine and front.
Portrait frontispiece of Borges by Ramon Columba.
Extremities rubbed, very good condition.
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