"Here I conclude the personal part of my narrative. The rest, when it is not in their hopes or their fears, is at least in the memories of all my readers. It is enough to recall or to mention subsequent events, in as few words as possible; that concave basin which is the collective memory will furnish the wherewithal to enrich or amplify them. About 1944, a reporter from the Nashville, Tennessee, "American" uncovered, in a Memphis library, the forty volumes of the "First Encyclopaedia of Tlön". Even now it is uncertain whether this discovery was accidental, or whether the directors of the still nebulous "Orbis Tertius" condoned it."

The volume is one of three volumes within the encyclopedia that deal with a term taken from the title of Borges’ tale "Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius". The volume contains a passage of Jorge Luis Borges’ tale (in German translation) and aerial photographs from London and New York (found material, offset) and illustrations printed with polymer-plates. So each copy is different from the others, because of the different aerial photographs. Design, handset and letterpress: Peter Malutzki. Bookprinting paper, 108 pages, printed paperboard. Flörsheim am Main 2006.