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The only edition during the author’s lifetime appeared in 1935 in the Cruz y Raya and Ediciones del Árbol publishing houses. José Bergamín, director of the magazine between 1933 and 1936, gave in to Lorca’s insistence that the illustrations be done by José Caballero (Huelva, 1913-Madrid, 1991), who worked on them following some of Lorca’s indications (“Your drawings are true tempests of calm cloths”, Lorca wrote to him). Both artists had planned to make a mural in the summer of 1936 in the St. Vicente Farmhouse, a project that was cut short by the Civil War and the shooting of Federico García Lorca. A single manuscript is preserved, which Lorca gave to José María de Cossío as a gift.