8vo, pp. 32; a very good copy, unstitched as issued, in the original wrappers illustrated with 2 vignettes by Eduardo F. Catalano, spine repaired.
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De los Alamos y los sauces.
First edition of this collection of poems: one of 120 numbered copies on Hammermill paper, signed by Alberti, of a total edition of 425. No. III in the series Cancionero de la Sirena, edited by Angel Gulab.
OCLC records copies at Harvard, Arizona, and Miami only.
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