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    Jorge Luis Borges. Holograph Manuscript Signed, of the Essay "El tamaño de mi esperanza." [No Place: no date, circa 1926]. Holograph manuscript of the title essay to Borges's second collection. Four small octavo sheets approximately 8 x 6.4 inches (205 x 160 mm.), written on rectos only. With several corrections and additions in Borges's hand, and signed by him in full at the end. Borges was not fond of this book and never allowed it to be reprinted during his lifetime; only after his death would his widow permit it to be republished. In this essay Borges rues the lack of true heroes, of philosophers, of mystics in his homeland. A major early Borges manuscript.

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