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    Don Marquis and George Herriman archy and mehitabel Hardcover Books Group of 4 (Doubleday, Doran, and Co, 1930-35). Archy the Cockroach began appearing in Don Marquis' newspaper column in 1916. The collected book editions of the free-form verse pieces also featured artwork by George Herriman. Known for his own comic strip Krazy Kat, Herriman was the absolute perfect choice to illustrate these stories and poems that featured a cockroach with the reincarnated soul of a poet and his friend, an alley cat of questionable morals and beliefs. This group includes each of the first four books in the series... archy and mehitabel (1930 13th edition); archys life of mehitabel (1933 edition); archy does his part (1935 edition); and the lives and times of archy and mehitabel (1935 edition). The fourth book was a slightly truncated collection of the first three. All have their original dust jackets, with minor rips and corner wear. The archy and mehitabel dust jacket is brittle, and has minor stains on the edge, putting it in Fair condition. The books are in Very Good condition. The rest of the dust jackets are in Good condition.

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    August, 2019
    18th Sunday
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