One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez, Gregory Rabassa (translator) 1970 - Harper & Row, New York and Evanston - First Edition in English in First State Dust Jacket ‘The greatest achievement in Spanish Literature since Don Quixote.’ - Pablo Neruda.

The first edition in English of Márquez’s masterwork, and one of the most important novels of the century, which introduced magical realism to a wide audience and helped bring the boom in Latin American literature to this country. At the end of the 1970s this book was voted by the editors of
The New York Times Book Review to be not only the best book published in the last ten years but the one most likely to still be read and still be important one hundred years hence. Garcia Marquez has been awarded the Nobel Prize, among countless other literary awards.

‘The first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading for the entire human race.’ -
New York Times Book Review.
  First state dust jacket with an exclamation mark at the end of the first paragraph of text on the front flap (the second state removed the exclamation mark).

First Edition first printing of the book, with ‘FIRST EDITION’ statement on copyright page
AND no number line to lower edge of final page (opposite green coloured endpapers, effectively page 424 (and not page 422 or the ‘last text page’ as some less accurate and possibly more wishful descriptions have claimed), later printings added this numerical code but for some reason continued to state ‘FIRST EDITION’ on the copyright page, this was later changed with the ‘First Edition’ statement removed and the number lines moved to the copyright page, making things far more simple.

Provenance: J. C. Weber, with his name to half-title page.

Octavo (book size 21.9x15.5cm), pp. [8] 422 [2]. In publisher’s green cloth, spine lettered in
gilt, publisher’s symbol blocked in gilt to front panel, green endpapers. Dust jacket priced at $7.95 to upper corner of front flap.
  Condition: Near fine, small hole to upper joint, in near fine dust jacket, some toning to spine and rear panel, minor wear to corners and tail of spine, light rubbing to rear panel.   Ref: 109738   Price: HK$ 28,000