Bishop, Elizabeth (ill Ann Grifalconi)
Title Ballad of the Burglar of Babylon
Book Condition NF/VG
Edition First Edition
Size Oblong 8VO
Publisher New York Farrar Straus Giroux 1968
Seller ID 22744
A scarce and very dark poem for children by Bishop. Atmosperic and very appropriate woodcuts by Grifalconi. The ballad of the escape, hunt for, and eventual gunning down of a robber and murderer in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. Residue remains from label removal on FFEP, otherwise fine in white linen boards. Unclipped jacket a little edgeworn with small tears at the folds.