To Paint the Portrait of a Bird. Jacques Prevert, Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
To Paint the Portrait of a Bird

To Paint the Portrait of a Bird

Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company Inc., 1971. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. The French poet Jacques Prevert has widely been noted as an integral influence on the poetic development of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, among the most influential organizing figures of American literature in the latter half of the 20th century. Along with the early translations Ferlinghetti pioneered with City Lights Pocket Poets Series No. 9, "Paroles," he lent his expertise to a translation of "To Paint the Portrait of a Bird," a poem of considerable adulation and importance to French schoolchildren since its original publication in 1949. This edition features beautiful color illustrations by Elsa Henriquez on front and back covers (of illustrated boards and dust jacket) and throughout interior. An exquisite production and a most desirable Prevert/Ferlinghetti collectible. Book in fine condition with only moderate browning to front, back boards and spine; interior very fine. Dust jacket in fine condition with only mild rubbing and browning to front, back covers & spine; very faint creasing and a few tiny chips to edges and corners of same; price-clipped inner front flap. Fine / Fine. [Item #2536]

Price: $45.00