Octavo (21.5 cm), pp. , 11- 135, . Signed and inscribed by author on half title page: "Para Teó- esté libro numero 538 que le [...]. Gabriel / 93."Red cloth boards with gilt spine titling and pictorial jacket. Light bumping at tail of spine, else fine. The title story from this collection of short fiction is notable for the author's first use of magical realism, a style that would become his trademark for the next fifty years. A clean, tight volume. Dust jacket present.