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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.

The author's breakthrough debut collection of short stories. The First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a 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 "The Butcher, The Baker, The Candle-Stick Maker". Her 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. An absolute "must-have" title for Gilda Cordero-Fernando collectors. This title is a modern classic. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the First Edition/First Printing available online and despite its slight DJ imperfection (slight wear on cover), is still in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright. A scarce copy thus. One of the most important Filipino literary and cultural figures of the 20th century. A fine copy. . $30.00

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