Translated from the Spanish by Isaac Goldberg.New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923 Stock Code: 140485
NotesFirst edition in English, first printing, an exceptionally well-preserved copy in the scarce jacket. It was first published in 1904 as the second novel in Baroja's best-known trilogy. Comprising La busca (The Quest, 1904), Mala hierba (Weeds, 1904), and Aurora roja (Red Dawn, 1905), it enjoyed both critical and popular success in Spain. Hemingway counted Baroja as one of his most important influences, and visited the writer three weeks before his death in Madrid; he was asked to be a pallbearer at Baroja's funeral, but declined, saying he felt unworthy of such an honour.
Octavo. Original purple cloth, title and decoration to spine and front board in yellow, green and yellow patterned endpapers. With the dust jacket.
A beautifully fresh and sharp copy, fine in the dust jacket, not price-clipped, a few nicks to top edge with small tape repairs to verso, else bright and well-preserved.
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