Platero and I - An Andalusian Elegy

Jimenez, Juan Ramon

Published by Philip C. Duschnes, New York, 1956
Condition: Near New Hardcover
From Hirschfeld Galleries (Saint Louis, MO, U.S.A.)

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Yes, this 159 page scarce first American printing (it precedes the University of Texas edition), being an increasingly well respected and energetically applauded offering it is proudly presented with great and well deserved hubris by Hirschfeld Galleries in BOTH the publishers original binding and original dustwrapper. The binding is sky blue cloth with gilt titles on spine and this baby is rock solid AAA all the way. The clipped jakcet s also really nice save for a block of very subtle sunning. But not to worry or be sad, for said imperfection is made considerably less objectionable, since, on the very positive side of things, the jacket is now and forevermore protected from any future ambient abuse and resulting degradation by professionally fitted and applied yet instantly removable Brodart mylar. Translated from the Spanish by William and Mary Roberts, illustrated with drawings by Baltasar Lobo. Dustjacket illustration shows the poet holding a bouquet of flowers riding a donkey on a gold background. The characters of this book, the poet and his donkey, are sketched against the background of the poet's town of Moguer, a white gleaming town in Andalusia. Hirschfeld Galleries' offerings such as this one which take on a life of their own and speak so very loudly for themselves. Read to learn and enjoy; go forth to share and enjoin. Research, analysis, dissertation, lucubrations or just enjoyment, this is the one. ACTUAL BOOK FOR SALE PICTURED. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE. And even if you're not interested at this time, THANKS for looking! Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a permanent character lacking in transitory electronic renderings. Size: 8vo - over 7 3/4" - 9 3/4". Bookseller Inventory # 007971

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Title: Platero and I - An Andalusian Elegy

Publisher: Philip C. Duschnes, New York

Publication Date: 1956

Binding: Sky Blue Cloth w Gilt Titling

Illustrator: Baltasar Lobo

Book Condition: Near New

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good (Brodarted)

Edition: First Thus

Book Type: Rare Hardcover

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Hirschfeld Galleries, Established in 1930, is a full-line used, collectible, rare, and antiquarian book dealer located in Saint Louis, Missouri. Our collection comprises over 100,000 items, collected over 5 generations. We specialize in fine bindings, first editions, private press, early printed, and incunabula. We are happy to consult to institutions, private collectors, and the trade. We can offer appraisals, rare book searches, and collection advice.

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