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LORCA, Federico Garcia.
Canciones 1.921 - 1.924.
Malaga: Litoral, 1927. Octavo (168 x 118 mm). Near-contemporary red quarter morocco preserving the original pink wrappers, spine lettered in gilt, red pastepaper boards and endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. A fine copy, the binding sharp, internally crisp. First edition, first printing. This collection of 90 early poems comprises 11 sections and includes "Alta va la luna," "Canción de ginete," "Verleine," "Debussy," and others. Decidedly uncommon, with just two copies traced at auction, only one copy in UK libraries (Cambridge), and a further eight in international libraries. Lorca had joined a group of avant-garde artists, collectively known as the "Generation of '27". Although the group took form over several years from 1923, its first formal meeting did not happen until 1927 to mark the 300th anniversary of the death of the baroque poet Luis de Góngora. "Generation of '27," which included Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali (with whom the poet fell in love), introduced Lorca to Surrealism, which would greatly influence his writing. In August 1936, at the onset of the Spanish Civil War, Lorca was arrested at his country home in Granada by Francisco Franco's soldiers, and was executed by a firing squad a few days later. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]
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