The bread of days =
El pan de los días : once poetas mexicanos = eleven mexican poets /
translated by Samuel Beckett ; notes on the poets by Octavio Paz ; commentaries by Eliot Weinberger and Octavio Paz ; twelve etchings by Enrique Chagoya.
Contains remarkable poetry by eleven of Mexico's greatest poets. It includes the best of the Beckett translations as well as the original Spanish texts, making this edition the only one to include both languages.
Note: Text of poems in original Spanish and in English translation.
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Covelo, Calif. : Yolla Bolly Press, 
This is copy "C" of 24 lettered copies (of 141) printed in Bembo types on mouldmake Zerkall Halbmatt and Twinrocker Chapin and signed by Paz, Weinberger and Enrique Chagoya.
This is the first edition of this book in this format, illustrated with original etchings by Enrique Chagoya. It is accompanied by a separate loose etching signed by the artist and in a special slipcase.
"Of the one hundred forty-one copies in the edition, one hundred twenty-one were offered for sale. Copies 1 to 85 are each enclosed in a slipcase. Copies lettered A to X are each accompanied by one unbound print and enclosed in a slipcase. Copies bearing roman numerals I to XII are each accompanied by a suite of twelve unbound prints and enclosed in a box. The remaining twenty copies are reserved for the Press and the artist"--Colophon.
Physical description: xiv, 123 p. : 12 col. ill.; 36 cm.
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