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Cordero-Fernando, Gilda. THE BUTCHER, THE BAKER, THE CANDLE-STICK MAKER. Manila, Philippines: Benipayo Press, 1962. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 196 pages. Fine. Slight wear and rubbing to integral DJ .

The author's breakthrough debut collection of short stories. The First Ediiton. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited print run as a softcover original only. There is no ISBN. The book is now rare. Pictorial softcovers with titles on the cover and spine and large flaps, as issued. Text by Gilda Cordero-Fernando. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Gilda Cordero-Fernando's first and only collection of short stories. A writer who is regarded in Asia as one of the finest and most versatile in the English language, Cordero-Fernando has since written more short stories (uncollected) as well as essays, articles, and nonfiction. She is also the leading publisher of coffee-table art books in the Philippines. A "must-have" title for Gilda Cordero-Fernando collectors. This title has been out-of-print for almost fifty years and is now collectible. This is one of very few copies of the First Edition still available online and despite its slight DJ imperfection, is still in fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A very scarce copy thus. One of the most important Filipino literary and cultural figures of the 20th century. A fine copy. . $50.00

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