Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1974, 1st printing "A"; panoramic jacket painting of Santiago dressed for a fiesta, against the mountainous landscape of his Spanish village; 206 pp. Juvenile hardback.
The fictionalized biography of the wild youth of Santiago Ramon y Cajal in the late 1880's, a Spanish boy who resisted his strict doctor father and wanted to become an artist, only to grow up to win the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work on the nervous system. SIGNED and INSCRIBED "A book of the past for a boy with a future." Eth Clifford did not commonly sign books.
CONDITION: Very Good in Good Plus jacket; additional gift inscription to same child, straight, clean, cloth faded on and near edges, thin streak on bottom edge; in dw with chips and wear on bottom spine and top edge, two tears to 1" on back, 3/4" rubbed chip on spine top. Item #20531