Bishop, Claire Huchet MARTIN DE PORRES, HERO
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company/The Riverside Press, 1954. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Hint of darkening at the endsheet gutters, else fine in reinforced, illustrated binding; in a mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. The illustrations, including a stunning, color doublespread frontis, are by Jean Charlot.
Third in Bishop's series of juvenile bios of the saints tells the moving tale of De Porres, a half-black, half-Spanish boy growing up in 16th century Lima, Peru. Bishop is probably best-known for FIVE CHINESE BROTHERS.