THE ITCHING PARROT EL PERIQUILLO SARNIENTO. By José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi....

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1942. Large octavo. Decorated cloth. Slight darkening along joints, a bit of tanning to endsheet gutters, pictograph chop in red in upper forecorner of the free endsheet, but a very good copy in good dust jacket (some sunning to spine and several short and one long tear mended in verso at an early date). Item #WRCLIT83803

First edition of this extensive reworking by Porter of Eugene Pressly's translation, with an Introduction by her. Inscribed and signed by Porter on the free endsheet: "For Arno Bader From Katherine Anne Porter with most friendly recollections - 29 July 1954 Ann Arbor." Essayist and critic Bader was long a member of the University of Michigan English faculty.

Price: $225.00