La Guerre de Guerrillas
[Havana], (INRA/MINFAR), [1961]. The manual of guerrilla warfare, written in the aftermath of the successful Cuban revolution, by Ernesto "Che" Guevara, the second in command to Fidel Castro during the revolution and a key figure afterward both in Cuba and around the world, as a symbol of revolutionary fervor. Inscribed by the author to what appears to be Karel or Karol Zachar; we have not identified the individual, but the name is a Czech name and Guevara had traveled to Czechoslovakia and other Eastern bloc countries at the end of 1960 to establish economic ties between Cuba and the Communist countries of eastern Europe, and one reasonable guess would be that he gifted a copy of his book when it was published to one of the people he met on that trip, or perhaps on his second trip, in 1966. Scattered spotting to rear cover and spine crown; near fine in wrappers -- an exceptionally nice copy of this cheaply produced book, usually found in quite worn condition. Very scarce signed or inscribed. In (stained) custom clamshell case. [#033629] $5,000

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