Notes: Short poems about handball (jai alai) players. Most of the poems are illustrated with a half-tone photograph of the player.
Godoy taught English in Mexico City and called himself George in Mexico and Jorge in the United States. He was born in San Francisco in 1892. His father was José F. Godoy, Mexican consul in San Francisco and an early Mexican American writer. George mostly grew up in the US and moved to Mexico sometime after 1920. He published a number of books of poetry in both countries.
Not paginated but about 180 pages. 7-1/2 by 5 inches (oblong). A scarce book of poems from a little-known Mexican American writer.
No copies recorded in OCLC.
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). A very good copy, string-bound in stiff boards. This copy has the ownership signature of Admiral W. F. Halsey. It seems likely that Halsey acquired (or was given) this book during his goodwill tour of the Americas after the end of World War II.
Publication: México, D.F. Imprenta Monterrubio, 1946.
Item No: #308010