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Salas, Rafael M. . FIFTY-SIX STONES. New York City, NY: Weatherhill, 1985. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 86 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's debut collection of haiku poems. The Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now rare. Presents Rafael Salas' "Fifty-Six Stones". A brilliant collection. The late Filipino Undersecretary of the United Nations was a world expert on population and development, having written six books on the subject. He was also a close associate of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, with whom he had an early "falling-out", resulting in his involuntary exile from the Philippines for the rest of his life. His literary output is significant because it shows yet another side of his multifaceted talents and career. An absolute "must-have" title for Rafael Salas collectors. This title is a late-modern classic. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce copy thus. One of the most accomplished Filipino poets of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER RAFAEL SALAS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0834802066. $20.00

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