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 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
Book Description Sur ., Buenos Aires, 1944. FIRST EDITION. A very good copy in the original blue wrappers with some rubbing and light wear at edges, small chip at base of spine. One of 3000 copies printed. A superb copy with a double association interest, belonging to two of the most impactful figures in his life. This copy bears the ownership rubber stamp in red ink on the front flyleaf of Guillermo de Torre, an important figure in the Ultraist movement in Spain, and a key influence on Borges' early literary development while Borges was living in Spain in the early 1920's, and the husband of Borges sister Norah, whom De Torre married in 1928. This copy has also been inscribed on the flyleaf from Borges to Donald Yates: " A Donald Yeats [sic] / con **********Jorge Luis Borges." Yates was the primary force behind the first book appearance of Borges in English, the 1962 volume, Labyrinths. This book was given to Yates by Borges' sister Nora. Bookseller Inventory # 27118