Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1953. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's light sage cloth, upper board blindstamped, spine stamped in red, original dust jacket.
"Through the Spanish gypsy, often more Spanish than the Spanish themselves, García Lorca describes, now with dry precise detail, again with sensuous images dazzling in their impact, the existence of the hunted outcasts of Spain, in whom the soul of the land bleeds and dies and renews itself, proud but flexible" (from L.R. Lind's introduction). Renowned collection of fifteen gypsy ballads and three historical romances from the great Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, translated into English by American poet and New Yorker writer Rolfe Humphries. The folkloric collection, which became a bestseller in Spain, was originally written between 1924 and 1927 and first published in Spanish in 1928 as Romancero Gitano. Unclipped dust jacket with light foxing to flaps, rubbing with some chipping to edges and a 2" split to spine head. Light foxing to endpapers. Scarce. Very good. Item #2124