Bogotá: Editorial La Oveja Negra, 1981. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's blue cloth, spine stamped in white, original illustrated dust jacket.
"El día que lo iban a matar, Santiago Nasar se levantó a las 5:30 de la mañana para esperar el buque en que llegaba el obispo": first Colombian edition of Nobel Prize-winning author García Márquez's short novel of communal guilt. Drawing on his early years as a journalist, García Márquez based this inversion of the classic murder mystery on a real-life murder in a coastal Colombian town in the 1950s. With a brief biography and chronology of the author. Published simultaneously in Mexico, Argentina, and Spain. Text in Spanish. Early owner ink signatures and notes to front and rear endpapers. Some rubbing to spine-ends and edges of boards; unclipped dust jacket with minor dampstaining to lower edge and small chips to lower flap folds. Very good. Item #188