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1 (Cervantes, Miguel de). Ford, Jeremiah D.M. & Lansing, Ruth, prepared by CERVANTES: A Tentative Bibliography of His Works and of the Biographical and Critical Material Concerning Him
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1931. 0878210652 / 9780878210657 First edition. Hardcover. Mild fingering and uniform discoloration to the covers, one corner lightly bumped, else near fine in red cloth with gilt titles, rules, and device to the spine; no dust jacket. 239 pages. 
This bibliography lists Cervantes' works, translations, collected works, selections, spurious works, lost works, autographs, bibliography, imitations, music, operas, and operettas, celebrations and anniversaries, biographies and criticism. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 (Dean, Mallette). Cervantes, Miguel de THE DIALOGUE OF THE DOGS
(Kentfield, California): (The Allen Press), (1969). First edition thus, limited to 140 copies. Large quarto. In original clear acetate jacket. Hardcover. Fine, bound in hand-printed cloth of the design ''El Prado'' (a pattern of red poppies on a field of yellow and white) from the Costa del Sol Collection; hand-set, printed damp on an 1846 Columbian hand-press on hand-made rag paper with the Allen watermark. 
One of Cervantes' waggish "Exemplary Novels" written in 1704, here presented in a singular fine press edition; 15th Century decorative initials, and ornaments engraved by Mallette Dean (many depicting canines!) border every page. Allen Press Biblio #33. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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3 Blackburn, Paul, translator POEM OF THE CID
New York: American R.D.M. Corporation Publishers, (1966). First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Introduction by Glen Willbern, Study*Master series editor; Volume T-44 in the series. Trade Paperback. Sticker residue stain to the front cover, light age-toning, and tiny nick to the lower front cover and page edges, else a near fine unread copy in bright printed wraps. 155 pages, notes, selected references. 
Blackburn's extraordinarily important modern translation of the medieval Spanish poem POEMA DE MIO CID is designed to be read aloud, just as the original tale would have been delivered. Scarce. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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4 Friedman, Edward H. THE ANTIHEROINE'S VOICE: Narrative Discourse and Transformations of the Picaresque
Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1987. 0826206417 / 9780826206411 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket with mild soiling to the rear panel. Jacket illustration and frontispiece from ''A Harlot's Progress'' by William Hogarth. 261 pages, notes, selected bibliography, and an index. 
Friedman traces the history of the Spanish picaresque novel and the use of a female anti-heroine as a means to comment on society. He then analyzes how the picaresque influenced later works including LA GARDUNA DE SEVILLA, MOLL FLANDERS, and FANNY. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Garcia Lorca, Federico FIVE PLAYS: Comedies and Tragicomedies
(New York): A New Directions Book, (1963). First edition thus. Graham-Lujan and O'Connell, Richard L., translators. Hardcover. Previous owner's name to the front free endpaper and minor wear to the lower shelf edges, else near fine; in an age-toned dust jacket that shows a tiny closed edge tear to the upper rear panel. 
Introduction by the playwright's brother, Francisco Garcia Lorca. A collection of early semi-humorous plays by the writer of BLOOD WEDDING. Garcia Lorca was killed in 1936 by a group of Nationalist soldiers, an early victim of the Spanish Civil War. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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6 Hart, Thomas R. CERVANTES AND ARIOSTO: Renewing Fiction
(Princeton, New Jersey): Princeton University Press, (1989). 0691067694 / 9780691067698 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in olive cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Octavo. 150 pages, bibliography, index. 
A comparison of Cervantes' DON QUIXOTE and Ariosto's ORLANDO FURIOSO, and how both books are transitional milestones from the Medieval to the Renaissance, deal with chivalric romance, and comically examine how life cannot match the literary romances. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Lorca, Frederico Garcia FOUR LORCA SUITES
(Los Angeles, California): 20 Pages, (1989). First U.S. edition. Light rubbing at the spine fold, else fine in stiff, slick, stapled wraps. 
Translated by Jerome Rothenberg. Number 2 in the 20 page series. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Los Angeles, California: Frontera Press, 1976. First edition: Paperbound original. Very minor stain to the rear cover, else near fine in staple-bound, stiff marble-textured wraps, 
Warmly inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the front endpaper. Nineteen poems in the original Spanish, enhanced with drawings by Sandra Hernandez. 27 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 Rivers, Elias L. QUIXOTIC SCRIPTURES: Essays on the Textuality of Hispanic Literature
Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, (1983). 0253347610 / 9780253347619 First edition. Hardcover. Lightly faded at the edges, else a near fine copy in purple cloth with gilt lettering to spine; in a dust jacket with a small closed edge tear to upper front panel. 164 pages, bibliographical note, index. 
Essays on Hispanic literature, which traces the history from its pre-alphabet origins through twentieth-century Latin American writings. Rivers argues that there is a relationship between Hispanic writing and the oral tradition it grew out of. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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