Mexico City, Mexico: Excelsior, 1975. First Mexican Edition, preceding all others. INSCRIBED by the author on the half title page and signed simply as "Julio," which is typical of how he signed for friends. Text in Spanish. A critique of large corporations' reach into Latin America, designed as a superhero comic book featuring the French serial antihero Fantomas. The title.....
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Mexico: Siglo veintiuno editores, 1967. First Mexican Edition, preceding all others. Oblong octavo, softcover with stiff wrappers and patterned endpapers. One of 6000 numbered copies (this being No. 3367). Another 6000 copies were printed for distribution in Argentina. One of two almanac-style books produced by Cortazar, the other being "Último Round" (1969). Very Good plus, with faint foxing, a few.....
Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1991. First Edition. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket. A lovely copy.
Buenos Aires: Editorial Sudamericana, 1967. First Argentine Edition, preceding all others. The correct first edition of the Nobel Prize winner's masterpiece, published three years prior to the US edition, and the book that gained Garcia Marquez prominence amongst Latin American writers like Mario Vargos Llosa and Carlos Fuentes. A bright, attractive copy of a genuinely scarce high spot of Latin.....
London: Jonathan Cape, 1979. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First UK Edition. Near Fine in red publisher's wrappers. Light fading to the top of the front panel, with fading and a few mild reading creases at the spine. An attractive copy of this set of short stories.
New York: Harper and Row, 1978. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First American Edition. Light fading at the spine and extremities, else just about Fine and unread in light green wrappers. A lovely copy of a scarce proof.
Mexico: Editorial Diana, 1986. First printing of this edition. Text in Spanish. Very Good plus in an about Fine dust jacket. Slightly cocked, with lightly bowed boards. Jacket has light toning to the spine panel, else Jacket is Fine. One of an edition of 5000.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First American Edition. Just about Fine and unread in gray wrappers. Bottom corner lightly bumped. An attractive copy.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1995. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First Edition. Near Fine and unread in black and white wrappers. Crown lightly rubbed, else Fine.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1986. First UK Edition. The usual light toning to page edges, with a hint of fading to the jacket spine, else Fine in a Fine dust jacket. A lovely copy, with publisher's price sticker to the bottom of the front flap.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1991. First UK Edition. Fine and unread in a Fine, price-clipped dust jacket. An attractive copy of this book, published in the US as "Collected Novellas."
New York: Harper and Row, 1975. First American Edition. About Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Light fading to the topstain, else book is Fine. Jacket has a hint of rubbing at the spine ends and corners, with mild laminate lift to the crown and a crease to the front flap. A bright, attractive copy.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1982. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First UK Edition. Just about Fine in red wrappers, with just a hint of foxing to the page edges. An attractive copy, and basis for the 1987 film directed by Francesco Rosi and starring Rupert Everett.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First American Edition. About Fine and unread in light green wrappers, with proof jacket stapled to the rear and publisher's materials stapled to the front wrapper. A lovely copy.
London: Faber and Faber, 1987. First Edition. Light toning to page edges, else just about Fine and unread in illustrated wrappers. A lovely copy of this collection of essays discussing the works of the greats of Latin American literature.
Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1995. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Collects fourteen stories, many set in Mexico. Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Foxing to the page edges, else Near Fine and unread in an about Fine dust jacket.
Chile: Nascimento, 1954. First printing of this edition. One of 1000 numbered copies (this being No. 680) SIGNED by the author. This copy retains the scarce insert on green paper that was issued with all copies, a bibliographic note on the genesis and publication history of the poem by Jorge Sanhueza. The first definitive edition of the poems, including the.....
Los Angeles: Grenadier Productions, Circa 1970s. Draft script for an unproduced film called "The Man Who Was Alive and Well," written by Shimon Wincelberg, produced for circulation at Grenadier Productions in Los Angeles, for purposes of script development. Wincelberg's notable film credits include "Fighter Attack" (1953), "The Legend of Custer" (1968), and "Cold Sweat" (1970), as well as several television.....