Madrid; Barcelona: Filigrana. Sociedad Anonima De Ediciones Limitadas, 1977. Limited Edition, #346/1500. Folio, 216 pages; VG; bound in publisher's cream fabric and brown thread binding, black lettering; Nº 346 of a print run of 1500 copies, illustrated with nineteen color lithographs by Alberti, beautiful cover printed in Lyon, numbered by hand and signed by Rafael Alberti; four watermarks in the pages, of Lorca's signature, Alberti's signature, and the publisher/printer.; SB consignment; shelved above case 3.
Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca, known as Federico García Lorca (1898-1936) was a Spanish poet, playwright, and theatre director. García Lorca achieved international recognition as an emblematic member of the Generation of '27, a group consisting of mostly poets who introduced the tenets of European movements (such as symbolism, futurism, and surrealism) into Spanish literature. He was executed by Nationalist forces at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. The Romancero Gitano (often translated into English as Gypsy Ballads) was first published in 1928 and is composed of eighteen romances with subjects like the night, death, the sky, and the moon. All of the poems deal with the Romani people and their culture, but only as a theme used to carry the larger message that the poet was trying to convey. [wikipedia]