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One hundred years of solitude.

Garc?a M?rquez, Gabriel.

Published by The Limited Editions Club, [New York], 1982
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Gabriel Garc?a M?rquez's 1970 novel is widely considered a masterpiece of magic realism, in which the line separating reality and fantasy is blurred and the extraordinary is accepted as ordinary. It also contains what some have considered to be the best first line in literature: "Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buend?a was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice." This work and other literary achievements would earn the Colombian writer, in 1982, a Nobel Prize. This is copy number 1496 in edition limited to 2000, translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa with an introduction by Alastair Reid. The colophon page is => signed by both Rabassa and Reid, and also by the illustrator, Rafael Ferrer. The illustrations by Ferrer, a native Puerto Rican, number => eight full-page oil paintings reproduced by the Seaboard Lithograph Corporation and => 25 in-text ink drawings plus a full-page original graphic handprinted by the Blackburn Studio, New York, on Rives paper, laid in at the back. Ferrer's images, with their bold lines and colors, belong to the New Image school of painting, which bears the unmistakable influences of Neo-Expressionism, Surrealism, and Dada. G.G. Laurens designed calligraphy for the text, which was set in Monotype Fournier by Michael and Winifred Bixler at their Boston Letterfoundry, and printed by the =>Stinehour Press in Lunenburg, VT. Binding: Quarter dark brown leather by Robert Burlen & Son over straw-colored natural jute and linen, with the title gilt-stamped on the spine. This offering includes the monthly newsletter. Folio (28.5 cm, 11.25"). xii, [2], 348, [3] pp.; 9 pls. Limited Editions Club, Bibliography of the Fine Books Published by The Limited Editions Club, 1929?1985, 532. Binding as above, in matching brown slipcase with gilt title on box spine. Spine leather evenly sunned to caf? au lait, else clean and bright, in a near fine slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 30805

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Title: One hundred years of solitude.

Publisher: The Limited Editions Club, [New York]

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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