"The only regret I will have in dying is if it is not for love": First Columbian Edition and True First of the El Amor En Los Tiempos Del Colera; Inscribed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  • El Amor en los Tiempos del Colera (Love in the Time of Cholera).

El Amor en los Tiempos del Colera (Love in the Time of Cholera).

Item Number: 4081

Bogota, Columbia: Editorial Oveja Negra, 1985.

First Columbian edition and true first that ranks as one of the great novels of the last half of the twentieth century. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed and dated by Gabriel Garcia Marquez on the dedication page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

"This shining and heartbreaking novel may be one of the greatest love stories ever told," wrote the New York Times. It's a "sumptuous book[with] major themes of love, death, the torments of memory, the inexorability of old age" (The Washington Post). The English-language movie adaptation was released in 2007, starring Academy Award-nominated Brazilian actress Fernanda Montenegro.