FICCIONES ... Edited and with an Introduction by Anthony Kerrigan. New York: Grove Press, Inc., . Octavo, two-part boards. First edition in English. A translation of the expanded 1956 edition of FICCIONES, "Borges's most famous single title, and possibly the most important single volume of short fiction published in the twentieth century." - SFE (online). "Borges has no equal as a modern writer of contes philosophiques and these early works, a crucial contribution to that neglected genre, are a landmark in twentieth-century literature." - Barron, ed., Fantasy and Horror (2004) 5-34. Front endpapers lightly foxed, else a fine copy in good or better dust jacket (priced $3.50 on the front flap) with shallow fraying and slight loss at spine ends, rubbing at spine ends and along spine folds, some internal spotting to spine panel with no show through, and two short closed tears at bottom edge of front panel. (#158846).
First printing so stated on copyright page.