Buenos Aires: Editorial Sudamericana, 1967. First edition. Octavo; illustrated wrappers; 351pp, . A Very Good+ copy. Some creasing to the spine and faint writing marks on the rear wrapper (as if someone was doing their math homework on top of it), minor dampstain at the top of the rear wrapper, but in excellent condition internally.
The Nobel Prize winner's masterpiece, a highspot of Latin American literature, and likely the most widely-read Spanish language novel aside from 'Don Quixote.' The book had a first printing of 8,000 copies, which first appeared in Buenos Aires bookstores on June 6th, 1967; it took exactly two weeks for them to be sold out. Three more printings were done in 1967 (June, September, and December), each of them approximately 20,000 copies. The first printing is the only state of the book with the cover art featuring the ship and three yellow flowers, a design García Márquez reportedly hated; an alternate design created by a friend graced the cover of later printings. The present edition was published three years prior to the American edition, and is quite rare in comparison. Klein A5.a1. Very Good + (Item #2535)