The Juggler of Our Lady – R. O. Blechman 1952 | 1st Edition


  • Author: R. O. Blechman
  • Publisher: Henry Holt & Co., NY, 1952
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: First Edition, Dust Jacket, Illustrated

First edition, first printing. Binding tight, interior fine, unmarked. Light wear to the edge of the head/tail of spine. DJ has a small tear to the front panel due to removal of a price sticker, head/tail of spine chipped, a 2″ tear to the read panel. Delightfully illustrated throughout by R.O Blechman. A Near Fine copy in a Good DJ.

Cantalbert is a simple juggler but the world takes no interest in his only real gift, and he feels inadequate compared to people with meaningful jobs. Seeking a more spiritual approach to life, he enters a monastery. Cantalbert’s menial chores among the monks fail to instill the self-doubting juggler with any sense of worth ― until he experiences a soul-stirring encounter with a statue of Mary, the Mother of Christ.

This magical 1952 retelling of a medieval legend, featuring winsome watercolor images by famed illustrator R. O. Blechman.

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