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No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories; One Hundred Years of Solitude; Innocent Erendira; In Evil Hour;… by  Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Signed First Edition - 2005 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140943984)

No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories; One Hundred Years of Solitude; Innocent Erendira; In Evil Hour; Chronicle of a Death Foretold; The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor; Clandestine in Chile; Love in the Time of Cholera; The General in His Labyrinth; Strange Pilgrims; Love and Other Demons; News of a Kidnapping; Living to Tell the Tale; Memories of My Melancholy Whores; Vivir para contarla; One Hundred Years of Solitude (Limited Editions Club). [All Signed.]

No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories; One Hundred Years of Solitude; Innocent Erendira; In Evil Hour; Chronicle of a Death Foretold; The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor; Clandestine in Chile; Love in the Time of Cholera; The General in His Labyrinth; Strange Pilgrims; Love and Other Demons; News of a Kidnapping; Living to Tell the Tale; Memories of My Melancholy Whores; Vivir para contarla; One Hundred Years of Solitude (Limited Editions Club). [All Signed.]

by Garcia Marquez, Gabriel

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New York / Bogata: Harper & Row, Alfred A. Knopf, Henry Holt, The Limited Editions Club, Grupo Editorial Norma, 2005. First American Edition. Fine/Fine. A fantastic collection of sixteen first editions, all signed by Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez and all inscribed by him to the same recipient, Richard Mattie. A painstaking exercise in book collecting, undertaken by the resourceful Mattie over a period spanning from 1997 to 2005 with the assistance of a number of contacts in Mexico who had a close connection to the author by which the signatures were obtained. The collection is accompanied by a 1-inch thick folder, titled by Mattie "The Gabriel Garcia Marquez File 1997-2005", in which he has meticulously documented this nearly decade-long collecting venture, preserving every letter, fax, postal receipt, wire and emails (printed out in full). A remarkable collection.

All sixteen books are first American editions, with the exception of Vivir para cotarla which is the true first edition in Spanish, the Columbian edition published by Grupo Editorial Norma, Bogota, 2002. Most books are Fine in Fine unclipped dust jackets, with several exceptions: Strange Pilgrims has slight cloth discoloration at the base of the book; No One Writes to the Colonel has a partial name erasure top of the front free endpaper and some top edge foxing, else Near Fine in a bright first issue DJ with a minuscule closed tear bottom of front panel and a small scratch to the front spine joint else fine; One Hundred Years of Solitude is Very Good with light wear to extremities, soiling to cloth, a contemporary former owner inscription written in Spanish and dated 1970 at the top of the half-title page, in a Very Good first issue dust jacket with the exclamation mark at the end of "Latin America" on the front flap, with some old tape-reside to the blindside, shallow edge wear and rubbing; the dust jacket of Evil Hour is price-clipped; faint staining to rear cloth of Love in the Time of Cholera though still Near fine.

The Limited Editions Club (LEC) of One Hundred Years of Solitude is inscribed in English, "To Richard, from his Friend," and is signed and dated 1998; notable as Garcia Marquez rarely inscribed in English. Additionally, Mattie reportedly said that Garcia Marquez commented that this was the first time he signed this book. Fine in a Near Fine slipcase, with glassine wrapper toned, wrinkled, edge worn, with several pieces of tape and three small circular labels at one spine end.

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Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
140943984
Title
No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories; One Hundred Years of Solitude; Innocent Erendira; In Evil Hour; Chronicle of a Death Foretold; The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor; Clandestine in Chile; Love in the Time of Cholera; The General in His Labyrinth; Strange Pilgrims; Love and Other Demons; News of a Kidnapping; Living to Tell the Tale; Memories of My Melancholy Whores; Vivir para contarla; One Hundred Years of Solitude (Limited Editions Club). [All Signed.]
Author
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First American Edition
Publisher
Harper & Row, Alfred A. Knopf, Henry Holt, The Limited Editions Club, Grupo Editorial Norma
Place of Publication
New York / Bogata
Date Published
2005
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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