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The Library of Babel - SIGNED by Publisher David Godine to San Francisco bookseller Richard Hilkert

Jorge Luis Borges

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ISBN 10: 156792123X / ISBN 13: 9781567921236
Editorial: David R. Godine Publisher; Boston, 2000
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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David R. Godine Publisher; Boston. 2000. FIRST EDITION Hardcover-- dark gray-green cloth w/ inset paper graphic on front cover-- in FINE Condition in FINE unclipped Dustjacket. Letter on half-sheet letterhead from David Godine, publisher, to Richard Hilkert, famous San Francisco bookseller, dated 20 September 2000. "Dear Richard, I thought, as a person of taste and grace, that you'd appreciate a personal copy of our new edition of Jorge Luis Borges's great mediation "The Library of Babel," illustrated with etchings by Erik Desmazieres. Treasure this little tome, because it most likely will be the last book you get in your lifetime from a "for profit" publisher that is sewn, bound in full cloth with a label, printed in duotone on a nice paper, and at a price that an ordinary mortal (which you aren't) can afford. And the writing and artwork aren't too shabby either. If you actually put this book out where people can see it, they will probably buy it. And then we can perhaps go on to make more books that will make you (and us) proud to be in a business where these small matters of pride used to-- and can still-- mean something. This is probably our jewel of this year. It comes with my fond regards and warm personal wishes for a successful season. (SIGNED) David" + short initialized additional note. Bookseller's label on rear pastedown. Also included: Hilkert bookmark & oversized (post card size) business card. A gorgeous copy, suitable for gifting or collection. Carefully shipped in secure parcel. N° de ref. de la librería 509653

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Título: The Library of Babel - SIGNED by Publisher ...

Editorial: David R. Godine Publisher; Boston

Año de publicación: 2000

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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Jorge Luis Borges (24 August 1899 – 14 June 1986) was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish-language literature. This book contains English versions of 6 short stories and verses. “The Rejected Sorcerer” (aka El Brujo Postergado) (short story) “The Library of Babel” (short story) “The Babylonian Lottery” (short story) “The Circular Ruins” (short story) “The Card-Trick” (verse) “A Patio” (verse) First published “Fantastic Universe”, March 1960, “Encounter Magazine” 1962, 1963

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Spanish

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