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The Chase

By: Carpentier, Alejo

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001549

ISBN: 0-374-12083-8

Condition: Fine


Fine copy of first printing of stated first edition in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. Dust jacket is lightly sunned. light bump to head of spine and bottom front tip. Dark watermelon paper boards with teal cloth binding, black lettering on spine. Translated from the Spanish by Alfred MacAdam. Carpentier coined the term "magical realism." We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. View more info

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The Harp and the Shadow

By: Carpentier, Alejo

Price: $10.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Mercury House: 1990

Edition: First U. S.

Seller ID: 001271

ISBN: 0-916515-71-0

Condition: Fine


Fine copy in very good plus mylared dust jacket. Dust jacket has one tiny closed tear to front bottom center, tips and top and bottom of spine slightly rubbed. 159 pp. Translated from the Spanish by Thomas and Carol Christensen. Carpentier coined the term "magical realism." We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. View more info

El Reino De Este Mundo

By: Carpentier, Alejo

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Barcelona, Seix Barral: 1975

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 001223

ISBN: 84-32226262

Condition: Very Good


Very good unread copy of fifth Seix Barral printing in wraps. Front cover has small tear and two large creases, corners rubbed, spine rubbed, residue of prior owner's sticker on FFEP and small stain on fore edge. 145 pp. Carpentier coined the term magical realism. Although this book is in Spanish, we specialize in Latin American literature in translation. View more info

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Reasons of State

By: Carpentier, Alejo

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1976

Edition: First American

Seller ID: 000563

Condition: Fine


Fine copy in near fine mylared dust jacket. Dust jacket is sunned a little and appears to have a production related crease on part of the upper front and an almost imperceptible odd ding (seems production related) to the upper edge of front. Dark brown paper boards with orange cloth binding, brown lettering on spine and cover. The last twenty or so pages of book are uncut at the top edge, so I did not open them to give you a page count, but there are 303 pages before the uncut ones. Translated from the Spanish by Frances Partridge. Carpentier coined the term "magical realism." W... View more info

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War of Time

By: Carpentier, Alejo

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1970

Edition: First American

Seller ID: 000426

Condition: Very Good


Very good copy of stated first American edition in very good minus mylared, price clipped dust jacket. Dampstain to back board, crinkled pages for much of the book (sounds worse than it is), however, the very tight text block indicates that book has not been read. Slight spine slant, dust jacket lettering has bled through to the front board. Front board pulling away from text block, so possible ex library, but no other indications that this was a library book. Dust jacket is price clipped, sunned, chipped at all corners, has a few closed tears and has a wrinkle to back cover. Blue cloth b... View more info