Archy & Mehitabel by Don Marquis DoubleDay Page Publishing 1928 hardcover

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This is a very good hardcover. 1928 DoubleDay Publishing Garden City NY. This copy is very good inside and out. PLEASE NOTE: there is a tear to endpapers inside back cover (see photo) that has been taped to prevent additional damage. Priced accordingly. Otherwise overall this is very good copy. The pages only have light natural tanning from age. but no foxing etc seen. The pages are clean and free of markings. The binding is tight and straight. Full black cloth hardcover boards with paste down pop title/author on front cover and spine are very good also. The pastedown title on spine showing some wearing off top corner but title/author info intact (see photo). This is a smaller hardcover, crown octavo size or 5" x 8" with 196 pages.

This is a book by Don Marquis who created the characters Archy and Mehitabel in 1916. Marquis, a columnist for The Evening Sun newspaper featured the two in hundreds of humorous verses and short stories in his daily column The Sun Dial. His work also appeared in the Saturday Evening Post. Archy is a cockroach and Mehitable is an alley cat. The collection of verse in this book is sure to delight any fan and bring new fans into the fold.
Wonderful collectible in this rare and vintage edition.

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