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Annotated Reference Guide to Collectible Books

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia

Gabriel Garcia Marquez is perhaps best known for his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude. His seminal text in the 1960's rocketed the Colombian writer to fame and he went on the win a Nobel Prize. There has always been a lot of interest in his work from book collectors and after his death two years ago, in 2014, the demand and interest in his work has increased as people start to notice the significance of his work.

A lot of the demand for Marquez work, obviously comes from the Spanish speaking world, as he is the most successful writer ever in the Spanish language. But there is also a lot of interesting buys available in the English language for English speaking fans of the writer. Peter Harrington, the rare book seller in London currently has two of his most famous books -- One Hundred Years of Solitude and Chronicle of a Death Foretold, with not only his signature but also with a message written to his girlfriend or perhaps to a lover. The books are available to purchase for nearly $25,000.

If that is a bit over your budget, consider other first editions by Marquez with copies of his major works from the late 1960's and early 1970's ranging in price from $200 to $350.

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. El Coronel No Tiene Quien le Escriba [No One Writes To The Colonel]. Aguirre Editor, Medellin (1961).

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. La Mala Hora. Premio Literario Esso, Madrid (1962).

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. La Mala Hora. Ediciones Era, S. A., Mexico (1966).

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. Cien Anos de Soledad. Editorial Sudamericana, Buenos Aires (1967). 8,000 copies; Three more printings were done in 1967 (June, September, and December), each of them approximately 20,000 copies;

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. No One Writes to the Colonel. Harper and Row, New York (1968). First U. S edition; Dust jacket priced $5.95; Dust jacket design by Guy Fleming; In the first issue dustjacket, with the Jerry Bauer photo credit on rear panel; first-issue points ('H-S' code on copyright page, without number line on terminal leaf); (Jerry Bauer credited for photograph of the author on the back panel, date code 0968 on front flap; Translated from the Spanish by J. S. Bernstein)

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. Cent anys de solitud. Edhasa, Barcelona (1970). First edition in Catalan, translated by Avelli Artis-Gener

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. One Hundred Years of Solitude. Harper and Row, New York (1970). dust jacket. $7.95 price ; First American edition; no number string on rear page; inside front flap has (Latin America!) with exclamation mark in first paragraph; Dust Jacket Design by Guy Fleming;0270 on the front inside flap; Translated by Gregory Rabassa

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. One Hundred Years of Solitude. Jonathan Cape, London (1970). First UK edition; In illustrated (by Toni Evora);

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. No One Writes to the Colonel. Jonathan Cape, London (1971). First U.K. edition; Translated by J.S. Bernstein; illustrated dust jacket printed in green, yellow, and red, priced 1.50

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. La Increible y Triste Historia de la Candida Erendira y de su Abuela Desalmada. Editorial Hermes, Mexico (1972). First Mexican Edition; released simultaneously with the Spanish, Argentine, and Venezuelan editions; 100,000 copies

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. Leaf Storm and Other Stories. Harper and Row, New York (1972). First American Edition; The other stories compiled in the English translation are The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, Blacaman the Good, Vendor of Miracles, The Last Voyage of the Ghost Ship, The Monologue of Isabel Watching It Rain in Macondo, and Nabo; Dust jacket art by Guy Fleming; Translated by Gregory Rabassa

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. El Otono Del Patriarca. Plaza and Janes, Barcelona (1975). Text in Spanish; rear panel reproduces a photograph of the author by Rodrigo Garcia Barcha; price of 300 pesetas on front flap

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. Innocent Erendira and Other Stories. Harper and Row, New York (1978). Titles include: The Incredible and Sad Tale of Innocent Erendira and Her Heartless Grandmother; The Sea of Lost Time; Death Constant Beyond Love; The Third Resignation; The Other Side of Death; Eva is Inside Her Cat; Dialogue with the Mirror and five others; Translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. In Evil Hour. Harper and Row, New York (1979). First U. S. edition; Dust jacket $8.95

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. Cronica de una muerte anunciada.. Editorial La Oveja Negra, Bogota (1981).

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. One Hundred Years of Solitude. The Limited Editions Club, New York (1982). 2000 numbered copies; Features 8 full-color plates and 25 black and white drawings; Limited Editions Club (illustrator); Translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa; Illustrated by Rafael Ferrer; Introduced by Alastair Reid; With calligraphy by G.G. Laurens and arrangement by Michael and Winifred Bixler.

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. Chronicle of a Death Foretold. Knopf, NY (1983). First American Edition

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. Collected Stories. Harper and Row, New York (1984). collection of 26 short stories;

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. Clandestine in Chile. Henry Holt , New York (1986).

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. El amor en los tiempos del Colera. Case De Las Americas, La Habana (1986).

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. The Story Of A Shipwrecked Sailor. Alfred A. Knopf, New York (1986). First American Edition;First Edition stated; Translated from the Spanish by Randolph Hogan

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. The Story of a Ship-Wrecked Sailor. Knopf, NY (1986).

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. Clandestine in Chile. The Adventures of Miguel Littin. Henry Holt, New York (1987).

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. Los Cuentos De Mi Abuelo El Coronel. Edicion Smurfit Carton De Colombia, Colombia (1988).

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. Love in the Time of Cholera. Knopf, New York (1988). First American edition; 50 Copies; Translated from the original Spanish by Edith Grossman.

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. El General en su Laberinto. Ediciones del Equilibrista, Madrid (1989). 1050 copies of the Turner Edition;

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. Collected Novellas. Harper Collins, New York (1990).

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. The General in His Labyrinth. Alfred A. Knopf, New York (1990). First US Edition;

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. Marlin! By Ernest Hemingway. Big Fish Books, San Francisco (1992).

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. Strange Pilgrims. Jonathan Cape, London (1993).

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. Of Love and Other Demons. Alfred a Knopf, Westminister (1995). First American edition

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. Noticia de un Secuestro. Grupo Editorial Norma, Bogota (1996).

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. News of A Kidnapping. Alfred A. Knopf, New York (1997). First American Edition; Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman;

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. One Hundred Years of Solitude. The Easton Press, Norwalk (1998).

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. Vivir para Contarla. Grupo Editorial Norma, Bogota (2002).

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. Living to Tell the Tale. Alfred A. Knopf, New York (2003). First American edition; First edition as stated