Boston: John W. Luce and Company, 1924. First American Edition. Paper over Boards. 8vo (8 1/2" x 6 1/2"), beige laid paper with chain marks over boards with labels on spine & front cover, Thirty-four page Introduction by the translator, archival polyester-protected lettered beige dust jacket (with its corners bevelled), vi + 143 pages. Fine / Very Good. Item #6081
The first picaresque novella--a Spanish classic in seven chapters which established the picaresque style of the satirical novel. It was published in 1554 anonymously because of its anti-clerical content. Basil Blackwell published their edition in the same year. (Title in Spanish: La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes y de sus fortunas y adversidades.) Don Quixote alludes to it.
VERY SCARCE title, especially in such Fine cloth, wrappers, and VG unclipped dust jacket--all with excellent production values. Triangular tear at top of dj's rear panel. Two small red stars on rear pastedown.