1930 edition; doubleday & company publishers, New York; hardbound in ebony boards with gilt lettering and decor on cover and spine; "Portland Public Schools" printed on front cover; quite good condition with no markings in book and tight binding of pages; a nice copy; cover and spine have some fading; only slight foxing of pages; no dust jacket.
Archy and Mehitabel (styled as archy and mehitabel) are the names of two fictional characters created in 1916, by Don Marquis, a columnist for The Evening Sun newspaper in New York City. Archy, a cockroach, and Mehitabel, an alley cat, appeared in hundreds of humorous verses and short stories in Marquis’ daily column, "The Sun Dial". Their exploits were first collected in the 1927 book archy and mehitabel, which remains in print today, and in two later volumes, archys life of mehitabel (1933) and archy does his part (1935). Many editions are recognized by their iconic illustrations by George Herriman, the creator of Krazy Kat.