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1 Salarrue [Salvador Efrain Salazar Arrue (1899-1975)]. EL CRISTO NEGRO (Leyenda de San Uraco). [The Black Christ].
San Salvador: Tip. La Union, 1936. 1936. Very good 
AN ASSOCIATION COPY OF THIS RARE BOOK BY THE SALVADORAN AUTHOR SALARRUE - 12mo, 5-3/4 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide. Softcover, bound in pictorial tan wraps powerfully illustrated with a half black and half white depiction of Jesus crucified on a red cross. The darkened and soiled covers are creased and chipped at the edges with a tiny piece out from the bottom of the rear cover and another from the bottom of the front cover. One inch pieces are chipped away from both the top and bottom of the spine. 98 & [i] pages. A bookseller's stamp, the "Imprenta - Libreria 'Barneond' revistas extranjeras Fabrica de Sobres ..." is stamped in light blue at the top of the title page and of the rear blank. The pages are darkened.

Second edition. "Ediciones de la Biblioteca Nacional".

The Salvadoran author, poet, and painter Salvador Efrain Salazar Arrue (1899-1975) wrote under the pseudonym "Salarrue", a derivation of his name. He is considered one of the greatest exponents of Salvadoran narrative and was one of the founders of "narrativa costumbrista", a new Latin American school of folkloric narrative. "El Cristo Negro" first published in 1927 was his first book.

Association copy from the library of Guatemalan historian Mario Rosenthal, author of "Guatemala: The Story of an Emergent Latin-American Democracy" [Twayne Publishers, 1962], signed by him at the bottom of the title page.

RARE. 
Price: 250.00 USD

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2 Salarrue [Salazar Arrue, Salvador Efrain]. (1899-1975). LA ESPADA / y otras narraciones.
San Salvador, El Salvador: Minsterio de Cultura, Departamento Editorial, (1960). (1960). Very good 
- Octavo, softcover bound in printed cream wraps. The wraps are bumped, soiled & chipped around the edges with a few small stains to the rear wrap. The head of the spine is chipped with part of the surface rubbed away & there is a tear to the tail. 289 & [1] pages plus colophon. Illustrated with black-and-white plates by Carlos Canas. The contents are very good.

First edition.

Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper: "Para mi buen amigo y hermano Mario Rosenthal con un fuerte abrazo de Salarrue / [...] abril, 1961". From the library of Mario Rosenthal, author of "Guatemala: The Story of an Emergent Latin-American Democracy".

Salazar Arrue, known by the pseudonym "Salarrue" was a writer, poet and painter, who is considered one of the greatest exponents of Salvadoran narrative and one of the founders of a new Latin American school of folkloric narrative ["narrativa costumbrista"]. 
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