8vo, pp. [ii], 65-73; in the original printed wrappers, some slight discoloration.
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Fragmento de El Paraíso perdido. Traducción y nota de Manuel Altolaguirre.
A rare off-print from Cruz y Raya, the periodical edited by José Bergamín. This is the first appearance in print of Altolaguirre’s translation from Book II of Milton’s Paradise Lost.
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