First Edition. Alec Redmond dustjacket art. Translation by Margaret Richardson Hollingsworth of the famous Brazilian novelists work 'Amar, Verbo Intranzitivo'. Author's first appearance in English. "This blonde-haired German governess in a wealthy Brazilian family ostensibly teaches language and music to the children. But really she is hired by the father to protect his son from the disease and sordidness of brothels. Fraulein Elsa considers it a noble profession to initiate young men to the beauties of love under the most favorable conditions. To show them how an intelligent understanding and a cultured sympathy of interest can raise intimacy above the commonplace - that is the source of her professional pride". Interesting work on prostitution. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket with a dime sized chip at top spine end.