First Edition of the Nobel Prize-Winning Author’s Second Book; Inscribed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  • El coronel no tiene quien le escriba (No One Writes to the Colonel).
  • El coronel no tiene quien le escriba (No One Writes to the Colonel).

El coronel no tiene quien le escriba (No One Writes to the Colonel).

$8,000.00

Item Number: 4145

Medellin, Columbia: Aguirre Editor, 1961.

First edition of the author’s second book, later translated into English as No One Writes to the Colonel. Octavo, original wrappers. Inscribed and dated in 1963 by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. In near fine condition with a trace of wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example of this rarity.

El coronel no tiene quien le escriba is considered by some to be within the realm of magic realism. ''A rare combination of grace and vibrancy. Every scene, every gesture, signs life and denies death...He is an absolute master" (New York Times). Basis for a 1999 film starring Salma Hayek.

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