Wraps; 8vo; pp. 203, , plus frontispiece portrait of Borges by Marie Elisabeth Wrede. Inscribed and dated by Borges in the bottom margin of his portrait. Covers rubbed; spine creased; some light chipping at spine tips and along edges of covers; text block a bit brittle, as usual. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Ficciones (1935-1944)
Publication Date: 1944
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description 2ª EDICION; AÑO 1980 (SEPTIEMBRE); BARCELONA, EDITORIAL BRUGUERA, S.A.; RUSTICA EDITORIAL CON SOLAPAS Y ESTUCHE; 8º MAYOR, (19 X 12); VOL. 1º 534 P. Y VOL. 2º 536 P.; COL. NARRADORES DE HOY, 24; EJEMPLAR CON EL ESTUCHE ROZADO EN LOS BORDES, LATERALES, ESQUINAS DE LAS TAPAS Y CANTO INFERIOR, ESTADO ACEPTABLE DE EL ESTUCHE Y LIBROS E INTERIOR EN BUEN ESTADO. Bookseller Inventory # 84-02-06748-4
Book Description Buenos Aires, SUR, 1944. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Ficciones (1935-1944). Buenos Aires, SUR, 1944. Small 4to. 203 + p. With portrait of the author. Contemporary calf, original publisher's wrappers bound in. First edition of this celebrated collection of short stories which established the author’s fame as a seminal figure in 20th century literature. Borges became a world literary figure when he was invited to share the Formentor Prize with Samuel Beckett in 1961 on the strength of this volume which includes some of his best known stories: ‘El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan’ (The Garden of the Forking Paths, 1941) – see below, ‘Prólogo’ (1941), ‘Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius’, ‘La Lotería en Babilonia,’ and ‘La biblioteca de Babel’. An unusually good copy in a charming contemporary half blue calf binding; title in gilt on spine; original wrappers bound in. Bookseller Inventory # 5644