Buenos Aires: Ediciones Dos Amigos, 1974. Signed, limited edition, copy no. 12 of 33 copies on Auvergne Crema handmade paper by Richard de Bas, signed by the poet, Ricardo E. Molinari, on the colophon. Page size: 6-1/2 x 10 inches; 16pp. Bound: loose as issued in handmade paper wrappers printed letterpress in black with title and author. The poem is illustrated with two original xylographs (woodblock printing) printed in maroon. The text is hand set and printed letterpress under the direction of Samuel Cesar Palui (one of the Dos Amigos).
Next to Borges and Leopoldo Marechal, Molinari (1898-1996) is considered one of the Argentine's great 20th century poets. He contributed to the avant-garde review "Martin Fierro" as did other great Argentian writers such as Jorge Luis Borges. He became a member of the Academia Argentina de las Letras in 1968. Alfonso Reyes (1889-1959), was a Mexican writer, philosopher and diplomat. His short story, "La Cena" ("The Supper") is considered a forerunner of Surrealism and Latin American Magical Realism. He served as ambassador to Argentina from 1927-1930 and again from 1936-1937. No less an author than Jorge Luis Borges paid homage to Reyes by calling him the "greatest prose writer in the Spanish language of any age..." Item #10186