Garcia Marquez first edition recovered

Colombian police say they have recovered a stolen signed first edition copy of the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

A first edition copy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's masterpiece “One Hundred Years of Solitude” was stolen from a locked cabinet at the International Book Fair in Bogota last weekend.

The police’s official Twitter account said on Friday that the book had been found on a used book stall. Details will be released later.

The book belongs to a collector who bought it in 2006 and was taken from a cabinet at International book fair in Bogota.

It was one of 8,000 first edition copies published in 1967 by the Argentine editorial house Sudamericana and was later signed by the author Marquez, who died last year.

It is estimated to be worth $60,000 at the moment but the owner would not say how much he paid for it when he spotted the book in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo, in 2006.

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