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Marquis, Don. Edited With Preface By Jeff Adams. Illustrated By Ed Frascino. Listings

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1 Marquis, Don. Edited with preface by Jeff Adams. Illustrated by Ed Frascino. ARCHYOLOGY II (THE FINAL DIG). THE LONG LOST TALES OF ARCHY AND MEHITABEL.
University Press of New England, Hanover, 
121 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0874518539 B&w cartoons. "In this second and final volume 'composed' by Archy, the literary cockroach, the wonderfully whimsical insect and his fractious feline friend Mehitabel, engage in misadventures large and small and comment with quirky accuracy on the common state of humanity. Previously unpublished in book form and literally recovered from a steamer trunk by editor Jeff Adams, these stories are the product of Don Ma r q u i s , a New York columnist and raconteur who was one of America's most popular humorists during the early 20th century. Ungrammatical as they may be, Archy's wry insights are a true delight, for, as he puts it, 'one advantage to being a coc kr oa ch i s th a t i see things from the under side'. From that unique perspective we follow the continuing saga of Archy, the Cockroach Detective, a spoof on the gumshoe genre in which the six-legged private eye encounters a raja, his chorus-gi rl har em, Bo ls hev is t tw ins, an Egyptologist, seven sister manicurists, and a set of bejeweled false teeth. Accompanied by the inspired drawings of cartoonist Ed Frascino, these new Archy tales are, Adams writes, 'classic American humor, as v ivi d an d am usin g t oday as t hey were decades ago'." Fore-edge of front board extends 1/8" further out than rear board. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edge. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD


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