First edition of The Cigar by Barnaby Conrad III, signed by Fidel Castro on his portrait.
Octavo, 131pp. Light brown cloth, title stamped in black on covers. The first edition, with a full number line on copyright page. In the publisher’s near fine dust jacket, retail price on front flap, touch of shelf wear and sunning to spine, else fine.
Inscribed on the half title by Alejandro Robaina, the “Godfather of Cuban tobacco,” writing: “Subarta Habana, Vuelta Abojo / Alegaudio Robaina / Cuba.”
Inscribed by Fidel Castro in blue pen on his portrait on page 80.
A scarce work signed by Castro.