Typed letter, signed (“F”), to Martin Gardner, 28 November 1966, communicating news of Jorge Luis Borges, [with:] New Year’s Card for 1960 [and:] Introducción a la literatura inglesa (1965).

Buenos Aires: 1966.

Price: $225.00

About the item

2 pp. 4to. Fine. Foster A68.1; Helft, p. 87.

Item #329217

Mathematician and author Martin Gardner had quoted Federico Fink in one of his articles in Scientific American, and a correspondence ensued. Fink, whose place of business at Peru 602 was adjacent to the National Library of Argentina, conveys greetings from Borges and a report of communications. The letter mentions Fink’s New Year’s Card for 1960, which shows a view along the street (present here), and a signed copy of El Aleph (not present), and a “small parcel of books by him”, one of which is a copy of the first edition of Introducción a la literatura inglesa (1965), inscribed inside the first blank “From F. F to M. G.”.