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Platero And I: An Andalusian Elegy.

by Juan Ramon Jimenez

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New York, NY Philip C. Duschnes, 1956. Hardcover First Edition Thus [1956]; unstated in accordance with Duschnes' customary practice. First Edition Thus [1956]; unstated in accordance with Duschnes' customary practice. Very Good+ in Good DJ: The Book shows indications of careful use: the shadow of a bookmark that had perhaps been laid in a the front endpapers; former bookseller's small, not unattractive label affixed to the bottom of the rear pastedown endpaper; else only moderate wear to extremities; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A lightly used copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and some minor, unobtrusive flaws. Remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. The DJ shows fairly heavy wear to the extremities, with small loss to chipping and several tiny tears; a two inch, mostly closed tear at the top of the rear hinge; a bit of rubbing and faint soiling; the price has not been clipped. Overall, remains a clean, sturdy, presentable copy, showing minor wear in a worn, chipped, but mostly intact DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 159 pages. Translation by William and Mary Roberts. Illustrated with Drawings by Baltasar Lobo. Hardback with DJ. Jimenez is the Spanish Poet who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1956. Though he was chiefly a poet, this book of lyrical prose is his most famous book. It relates the adventures of the poet and his donkey, Platero, and the things the poet says to the donkey, as they wander through Andalusia. It is a beautiful evocation of the Spanish countryside and way of life. This first English translation is said to be very faithful; the translators have sought to preserve both the literal sense and the feeling and grace of the original Spanish


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