8vo, pp. 164; minimal discoloration to margins, but a fine, large copy, uncut in the original printed wrappers, spine browned; with stamp of the Argentinian poet and hispanist Daniel Devoto and his wife Maria Beatriz del Valle-Inclán on first (blank) leaf; in a folding cloth box.
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Cal y canto.
First edition of Alberti’s fourth collection of poems. Cal y canto occupies a central position in the poet’s work before the Spanish Civil War, introducing themes he was to return to again and again throughout his life.
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