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BORGES, Jorge Luis (1899-1986). La muerte y la brújula. Buenos Aires : Emecé, 1951. 8° (185 x 128mm). (Light scattered spotting on the edges.) Original illustrated wrappers printed in various colours, after F. Schonbach, protected by early, possibly original glassine tipped-in at pastedowns (glassine with long tear and small losses at the fold of the front panel and spine, wrapper edges with light wear); modern case, probably by Cambras but unsigned, covered in various coloured papers. Provenance: Jorge Luis Borges (presentation inscription to:) -- Jorge Iaquinandi (graphic designer).
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BORGES, Jorge Luis (1899-1986). La muerte y la brújula. Buenos Aires : Emecé, 1951. 8° (185 x 128mm). (Light scattered spotting on the edges.) Original illustrated wrappers printed in various colours, after F. Schonbach, protected by early, possibly original glassine tipped-in at pastedowns (glassine with long tear and small losses at the fold of the front panel and spine, wrapper edges with light wear); modern case, probably by Cambras but unsigned, covered in various coloured papers. Provenance: Jorge Luis Borges (presentation inscription to:) -- Jorge Iaquinandi (graphic designer).

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BORGES, Jorge Luis (1899-1986). La muerte y la brújula. Buenos Aires : Emecé, 1951. 8° (185 x 128mm). (Light scattered spotting on the edges.) Original illustrated wrappers printed in various colours, after F. Schonbach, protected by early, possibly original glassine tipped-in at pastedowns (glassine with long tear and small losses at the fold of the front panel and spine, wrapper edges with light wear); modern case, probably by Cambras but unsigned, covered in various coloured papers. Provenance: Jorge Luis Borges (presentation inscription to:) -- Jorge Iaquinandi (graphic designer).

PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY BORGES in the year of publication, in Spanish: 'For Jorge Iaquinandi, with the friendship and gratitude of Jorge Luis Borges. Buenos Aires 1951. A collection of nine short stories, published earlier in various periodicals, and revised for this first edition.

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