New York: Harper & Row, 1968. First Edition. Octavo. Item #027087
First American edition translated by Gregory Rabassa. 405 pages. Signed by the Peruvian writer who also won the Nobel Prize. The city is Piura and the jungle is on its edge. On its edge is "The Green House," the brothel founded by the stranger, Anselm. On the fringes of the city is the slum, La Mangacheria, where the police dare not go, filled with murderers, ugly smells and dirty bars. Bound in green cloth, spine lettering gilt, top edge blue-green, one corner only slightly bumped, some light scholarly pencil notations on the preliminaries and after the last page, near fine in a very good unclipped dust jacket showing light wear to spine ends and some darkening to rear panel.