DescriptionJorge Luis Borges. El Aleph. Buenos Aires: Editorial Losada, S. A., 1952. Second edition, association copy, inscribed by the author: "Para Silvina Ocampo, con toda mi amistad -- Jorge Luis Borges / 1952." Octavo (7.875 x 5. 3125 inches; 200 x 135 mm.). 157,  pages. Original brown illustrated paper wrappers; title in red on front with black-and-white vignette of stylized aleph; backstrip printed in black with red vignette; front flap white; rear flap brown. Edges rough-trimmed. Splitting at hinges with edge wear to head and foot of backstrip, bottom edge toward spine; corners bumped; mild speckle soiling to front wrapper; blue inking and larger brown stain to rear. Toning and foxing to edges, particularly top and fore-edge. Some offsetting from rear flap onto facing page. Scattered foxing throughout, mostly marginal. About very good. With a postscript and four stories not included in the first edition of 1949. Inscribed to fellow Argentine poet and short-story writer Silvina Ocampo, who was also the wife of Adolfo Bioy Casares, a frequent Borges collaborator. From the Marilyn R. Duff Collection.
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