8vo, pp. 40; paper browned, but a good copy in the original illustrated wrappers, corners chipped; lower cover dust-soiled and with stamp of Teatro del Pueblo.
US $401 €339
An early edition of Lorca’s Blood Wedding, published, shortly after the poet’s death, in Buenos Aires, where the play had enormous success with Lola Membrives playing the role of the mother.
Laurenti & Siracusa 273. Not in the British Library catalogue.
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