Mexico: Editions Quetzal, S.A., 1944. Very Good. Item #9511
Mexico: Editions Quetzal, S.A., 1944. Presumed First Edition, with printing statement at back dated June 30, 1944. Ownership stamps of Alfonso de Rosenzweig Díaz on a terminal blank, at beginning and ends of index, and on one or two interior pages, never obscuring text. Number 0049 also at back, though unsure if this is a personal cataloging mark or a limitation number (another listing suggests a limited run of 100 copies, but there is no quantifying limitation statement in the book itself).
16mo (6.75" x 4.75");173pp + index. Bound in half blue leather with gilt lettering and ornamentation and blue marbled-paper covered boards, with floral cloth endpapers and ribbon bookmark. Original paper wraps maintained. French-language throughout. Boards rubbed along edges and down joints, with some scratching and scuffing to leather and darkening to spine. Small closed tear in margin of page 9/10, not involving text, with pages generally a bit toned but unmarked. Binding is sound.
Alfonso de Rosenzweig Díaz was a diplomat who served as the first Mexican Ambassador to the United Kingdom and led the Mexican delegation to the first United Nations General Assembly and to the Conference of Paris in 1946. He also served as ambassador to France (1946-47), Nicaragua (1948-1953) and the Soviet Union (1953-1959).