"THE SCENT OF BITTER ALMONDS ALWAYS REMINDED HIM OF THE FATE OF UNREQUITED LOVE": SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ'S LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA, ONE OF ONLY 350 COPIES
GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel. Love in the Time of Cholera. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. Octavo, original half pink cloth with black cloth boards, original printed acetate dust jacket, original slipcase. $5200.
Signed limited first edition in English, one of only 350 copies signed by García Márquez, printed on special paper and specially bound, his "shining and heartbreaking novel" (Thomas Pynchon), in original acetate and slipcase.
"Suppose… it were possible not only to swear love 'forever,' but actually to follow through on it…? This is the extraordinary premise of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's new novel Love in the Time of Cholera, one on which he delivers, and triumphantly" (Thomas Pynchon, New York Times). García Márquez's first major work after winning the Nobel Prize in 1982, this romantic tale of the enduring love between the aging Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza often ranks, among the author's fans, second only to One Hundred Years of Solitude. First published as El Amor en los Tiempos de Cólera in Colombia and Mexico in 1985. Translated by Edith Grossman.
In original shrink-wrap, with publisher's price sticker in lower corner. A fine signed copy.