La Biblioteca Infernal

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    First Edition. Signed by Author

    23.5cm x 20cm. 20, [4] pages, 1 engraving, 3 facsimile documents. Hand illustrated saddle-stitched wrappers, wax sealed paper folder.

    The Infernal Library by Argentine writer Leopoldo Lurgones (1874-1938) with an illustrated frontispiece by symbolist and surreal artist Santiago Caruso (1982-). This copy is number 23 of the limited deluxe edition of 30 signed and numbered by the artist produced in plain wrappers with an original drawing on the cover together with a signed and numbered engraving and three facsimiles of vintage documents in a wax sealed folder. The text was first published in 1899 in the Tribuna newspaper, then as part of a collection, Las primeras letras de Leopoldo Lugones, in 1963, and here produced in book form in its own right for the first time. Neither the standard or deluxe edition recorded in OCLC.

    The wax seal has been opened. Minor wear to folder edges. Minor wear to the engraving corners. Near Fine Condition.


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