“It's enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment”: First Edition of One Hundred Years of Solitude; Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez with a large drawing
One Hundred Years of Solitude.
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.$12,500.00
Item Number: 99275
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1970.
First American edition of the author’s magnum opus. Octavo, original green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. Boldy signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez on the dedication page, who has drawn a large flower. Translated by Gregory Rabassa. Near fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket with the exclamation point at the end of the first paragraph on the front flap. Jacket design by Guy Fleming. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example of this landmark novel, rare and desirable signed and with a large drawing.
"One Hundred Years of Solitude chronicles the life of Macondo, a fictional town based in part of Garcia Marquez's hometown of Aracataca, Columbia, and seven generations of the founding family, the Buendias. He creates a complex world with characters and events that display the full range of human experience. For the reader, the pleasure of the novel derives from its fast-paced narrative, humor, vivid characters, and fantasy elements. In this 'magic realism', the author combines imaginative flights of fancy with social realism to give us images of levitating priests, flying carpets, a four-year-long rainstorm, and a young woman ascending to heaven while folding sheets" (NYPL Books of the Century 31).