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Collodi, C.

Published by Macmillan New York 1969 (1969)

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Item Description: Macmillan New York 1969, 1969. Mussino, Atilio (illustrator). Very Good + First Edition, reissue 8vo = over 9" Very Good DJ 310pp Blue cloth hardcover with gold illustration on front cover, gold lettering on spine. Very clean, bright copy, tight binding but has some play. Dustjacket is clean with slight staining, crisp, glossy, in protective mylar cover. 0-02-722821-5. Bookseller Inventory # CF39678

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Collodi, C.; Andreea Gheorghitoiu (trans); Val Munteau (illustrator)

Published by Roydon Publishing Co (1983)

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Item Description: Roydon Publishing Co, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good Plus. No Jacket. Val Munteau (illustrator). 1st Edition thus. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. First edition thus. 1st printing. This book is NOT Ex Library. No previous owner's name or inscriptions. Contents are clean and unmarked. The picture accompanying this listing shows the actual book being offered for sale. Bookseller Inventory # 004953

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COLLODI, Carol

Published by Henry Holt, New York (1986)

ISBN 10: 0805000275 ISBN 13: 9780805000276

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Item Description: Henry Holt, New York, 1986. Hardcover. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 338825

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The Adventures of Pinocchio: Charles Collodi

Charles Collodi

Published by Collins White Circle (1940)

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Item Description: Collins White Circle, 1940. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First impression of this White circle paperback edition from 1940 in VG condition, please see pics, some of the print on first thirty pages is visible on opposite pages. paypal accepted, any questions please get in touch. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-12775867333

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Carlo Collodi, illustrated by Charles Mozley

Published by Franklin Watts, New York (1959)

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Item Description: Franklin Watts, New York, 1959. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: very good. First printing. 6 x 9 in. Cloth boards. Condition is NEAR FINE ; minor wear, covers very clean. Binding tight and text unmarked. Boy's name on ffep. DJ is VERY GOOD ; price-clipped, edges chipped with some small tears. In a new Mylar wrapper. Child. Stax. Bookseller Inventory # 27766

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Collodi, Carlo

Published by Collins (1957)

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Item Description: Collins, 1957. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Watson, A.H. (illustrator). First edition.. 1st thus 1957. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper. With a Foreword by Compton Mackenzie. Cream boards, red title to spine. Colour frontis plus b/w line drawings to text. 230 pages. Uneven fading and browning to cover edges. Name in ink to free front endpaper. Some foxing and page browning. Wrapper is badly torn with some pieces of loss; large repairs to verso; creased. [R]. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 1108795

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Spinner, Stephanie;Collodi, Carlo

Published by Random House, NY (1989)

ISBN 10: 0394859103 ISBN 13: 9780394859101

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Item Description: Random House, NY, 1989. Diane Goode (illustrator). First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Fine in a Near Fine, clipped dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 031734

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Collodi, Carlo; Roberto Innocenti (Illustrator)

Published by Random House Childrens Books (1988)

ISBN 10: 0394821106 ISBN 13: 9780394821108

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Item Description: Random House Childrens Books, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good Plus. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. First Printing. This book is NOT Ex Library. No previous owner's name or inscriptions. Jacket price not clipped. Jacket is Good Plus with couple ex large closed tears on front cover. Very light moderate wear to extremities. Light cover soil. Book is Fine. Contents are clean and unmarked. This book will be shipped with a fresh Mylar dust jacket protector. Bookseller Inventory # r00719

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Collodi, C. (adapted from)

Published by Whitcombe & Tombs [1934], Auckland (1934)

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Item Description: Whitcombe & Tombs [1934], Auckland, 1934. Softcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. Previous owner's inscription dated 1939, ". . . from Gran".; 115, [1] pages. Illustrated card wrappers. Page dimensions: 184 x 123mm. Illustrated. Series: Whitcombe's Story Books, No. 544. Children's book, for ages 10-12 years. Carlo Collodi's classic children's story, adapted. [Bibliographical reference: McLaren 544(a).]. Bookseller Inventory # 18106

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Collodi, Carlo; Maud Hart Lovelace; Smith Burnham; Herman Schneider; Thornton Burgess; and Paul Castle

Published by Nelson Doubleday, New York (1960)

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Item Description: Nelson Doubleday, New York, 1960. Hardcover. First Edition Thus; First Printing. Very Good in a Good dust jacket. Owner bookplate to FEP. Stains to jacket front panel. Small tear to jacket crown at spine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 57095

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Collodi, Carlo; translated by Jane McIntyre, Illustrated by Pictures by Charles Mozley

Published by Franklin Watts, New York (1959)

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Item Description: Franklin Watts, New York, 1959. Hardcover. First Edition Thus; First Printing. Good in boards. Hinge has started and several pages are nearly detached. Stated First Edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 57882

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PINOCCHIO'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Translated from the: Collodi, Carlo]

Collodi, Carlo]

Published by H. M. Caldwell Co., New York (1898)

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Item Description: H. M. Caldwell Co., New York, 1898. Boards. Book Condition: Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Quentin, Rene (illustrator). First American Edition. Sm. 8vo. 212pp. Title page printed in red & black. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 25 woodcut headpieces and 3 tail pieces. Pictorial, color printed boards, front cover stamped in gilt (some soiling). Spine rather plainly rebacked in white cloth. Occasional light water stain in blank fore-edge. Small gift inscription on front free endpaper dated 1898. Part of publisher's "The Editha Series.". Bookseller Inventory # 1714

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Item Description: FONDAZIONE NAZIONALE CARLO COLLODI PESCIA, 2000. Brossura. Book Condition: come nuovo. prima edizione. Br. ed. ill. in 8°, pp. 208 + (6). Soft cover. Fine. As new. Bookseller Inventory # 0524

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Collodi, Carlo

Published by University of California Press, Berkeley, California (1986)

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Item Description: University of California Press, Berkeley, California, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. "Readers familiar with simplified versions of Collodi's classic tale of a wayward puppet who finally earns the dubious distinction of being metamorphosed into a proper boy will be amazed by the full story." Ships same or next business day. Book's spine is slightly skewed and loose; otherwise, free from major defect. Dust jacket protected in archival plastic cover. DJ has minor edge wear. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 498 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 47525

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COLLODI,CARLO

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Item Description: COLLODI,CARLO. ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO. NY: Random House 1983. 4to, glazed pictorial boards, fine in dw. 1st ed (number code 1-0). Illustrated by DIANE GOOD with wonderful full and partial page color illustrations. THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY DIANE GOODE. Bookseller Inventory # 32196

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Adventures of Pinocchio: C. Collodi

C. Collodi

Published by Macmillan (1927)

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Item Description: Macmillan, 1927. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Attilio Mussino (illustrator). First. Binding is tight, text is clean. Color illustrations. Decorated end papers. Book store stamp present on bottom of front end paper. Two small nicks on the spine, one on the bottom edge the other about an inch up the side of the front. Bookseller Inventory # 003582

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Collodi C

Published by New York Heritage Press [n.d.]

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Item Description: New York Heritage Press [n.d.]. First edition thus. Illustrated in color by Richard Floethe. 8vo, publisher's original blue cloth, pictorially decorated with a vignette of Pinocchio on the upper cover, lettered in white on the spine, and housed in the publisher's red slipcase. vii, 157 pp. The book is in fine condition but with some light typical fading to the spine. The slipcase is very good with some age staining and normal wear at the edges. COLORFUL AND CHARMING ILLUSTRATIONS. Translated from the Italian by Walter S. Cramp and with an introduction by Carl Van Doren. Bookseller Inventory # 26056

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Collodi, Carlo; Translated and introduction by Hezekiah Butterworth

Published by Jordan, Marsh & Co, Boston (1898)

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Item Description: Jordan, Marsh & Co, Boston, 1898. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First edition. First edition, 1898, hardcover with decorated blue and flower patterned cloth boards, small octavo, 212pp., illustrated in b&w. Book VG with edgewear that rounds corners and strains spine ends, rubbing to spine that dulls title and decoration, binding tight, text clean and unmarked but gently toned. No DJ, but now in archival mylar wrap. Bookseller Inventory # C000026758

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1925 Adventures Pinocchio Carlo Collodi Color Illustrated: Carlo Collodi

Carlo Collodi

Published by New York : Harper & Bros., 1925. (1925)

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Item Description: New York : Harper & Bros., 1925., 1925. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1925 Adventures Pinocchio Carlo Collodi Color Illustrated Jiminy Cricket DISNEY Carlo Lorenzini, better known by the pen name Carlo Collodi (1826 – 1890), was a children's writer born in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and writer of the world-renowned fairy tale novel The Adventures of Pinocchio. The Adventures of Pinocchio is a novel for children by Italian author Carlo Collodi, written in Florence. The first half was originally a serial in 1881 and 1882, and then later completed as a book for children in February 1883. It is about the mischievous adventures of an animated marionette named Pinocchio and his father, a poor woodcarver named Geppetto. Main author: Carlo Collodi Title: Pinocchio : the adventures of a puppet Published: New York : Harper & Bros., 1925. Language: English Notes & contents: • 26 illustrations throughout o Colored Frontispiece o 25 black and white illustrations FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure binding Pages: complete with all x + 262 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: New York : Harper & Bros., 1925. Size: ~9in X 6in (23cm x 15cm) Photos available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-18742766064

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PINOKKIO, Puunuku seiklusi (The Adventures of Pinocchio),: Carlo Collodi /

Carlo Collodi / RICHARD KIVIT cover design, Estonian Art, Avant-Garde

Published by Noor-Eesti Kirjastus Tartus (1933)

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Item Description: Noor-Eesti Kirjastus Tartus, 1933. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Noor-Eesti Kirjastus Tartus, 1933. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Estonia, Tartu. Estonian language. Octavo 140x205 mm. Weight 250 gr. Wrappers 169[1] pp. Great Avant-Garde Cover Design and 19 illustrations inside by Popular Estonian Artist and Illustrator Richard Kivit. The book in very good condition, without any losses and remarks. Restored spine on the bottom corner, little frayed an edge of front book cover, traces of time and are present (please see images). Italian children's novel main hero PINOCCHIO has been called an icon of modern culture and one of the most re-imagined characters in the pantheon of children's literature. RICHARD KIVIT (1888-1981) - popular Estonian artist, painter, graphic artist and illustrator. He studied in Tartu and Berlin. Kivit is known particularly as a book designer and illustrator, ex-libris creator. Bookseller Inventory # 9.2

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Pinocchio's Adventures in Wonderland: Collodi, Carlo; Butterworth,

Collodi, Carlo; Butterworth, Hezekiah [Translator]

Published by Jordan, Marsh & Co. Publishers (1898)

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Item Description: Jordan, Marsh & Co. Publishers, 1898. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. First US edition. (No mention of author's name anywhere in text, all illustrations in black and white.) 212 p. Blue and floral cloth covers with gilt titles. Good+ condition. Names written on fep and paste down. Covers worn along edges, exposed tips, light soiling and some scuffing, spine lettering dulled. A few small smudges in text. The first American edition of Pinocchio, translated from the Italian by Hezekiah Butterworth with the author's name never mentioned and a title meant to piggy-back on the contemporary bestseller Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Both books would eventually become beautiful, strange Disney films. Bookseller Inventory # 160210010

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Collodi, Carlo

Published by Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut

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Item Description: Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut. Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 39846

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The Adventures of Pinocchio: Collodi, C.

Collodi, C.

Published by The Macmillan Company, New York (1926)

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Item Description: The Macmillan Company, New York, 1926. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Mussino, Attilio (illustrator). 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. This rare edition of the classic children's tale of an animated marionette includes full-color illustrations by Attilio Mussino. Printed in Italy by R. Bemporad & Figlio. Aside from a smudge here and there and a hint of foxing, this is an exceptionally clean copy with no writing, marks, underlining, or bookplates. The spine is relatively tight given the age of the book, and the corners are square. Pages are a bit browned, but this is mostly along the edges. The illustrations are in beautiful condition with the colors still quite vibrant. The navy blue boards are flat and true, though there is no jacket, so they do show some edge wear and bumping to the corners. Rear board also has some light scratches toward the bottom edge. The spine cover is a bit tattered at the top and bottom extremes. It is also a bit faded, but the title is intact and still fairly bright red. There is a 2" tear along the lower edge between the front board and the spine cover through which you can see the binding, but it is all still attached. The embossed figure of Pinocchio that takes up the majority of the front board is only slightly worn and has also retained its colors. This highly collectible, very good copy is protected with an archival mylar cover. Satisfaction guaranteed!. Bookseller Inventory # 000539

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PINOCCHIO'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND: Collodi

Collodi

Published by Boston:Jordon, Marsh & Co. (1898)

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Item Description: Boston:Jordon, Marsh & Co., 1898. hard cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No jacket. First Edition. Translated from the Italian, with an introduction by, Hezekiah Butterworth. Boston:Jordan, Marsh & Co. (1898). 212pp. Illustrated with 4 color plates by Rene Quentin that were not in the earlier edition, as well as black and white drawings. Title in gilt on front board with black and white illustration. Covers slightly faded. Xmas 1901 in pencil on first free end-page, otherwise a very good, clean, tight copy. T030. Bookseller Inventory # 20583

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PINOCCHIO'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND: COLLODI,C.

COLLODI,C.

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Item Description: COLLODI,C. PINOCCHIO'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Trans. from Italian by Hezekiah Butterworth. Bost:Jordan Marsh (1898) 12mo, 1/2 cloth blue pictorial cloth, edges and corners rubbed, small hole in one leaf else VG+, clean and tight, 212p., (including a 2 page introduction by Hezekiah Butterworth). First edition of this classic printed in America and very scarce, especially in decent condition. Illustrated with b&w chapter head and tailpieces. Bookseller Inventory # 31074

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PINOCCHIO'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND: COLLODI,CARLO

COLLODI,CARLO

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Item Description: COLLODI,CARLO. (QUENTIN) PINOCCHIO'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Trans. from Italian by Hezekiah Butterworth. Boston: Jordan Marsh (1898). 8vo, green pictorial cloth lettered in gilt, 212 p., spine faded else VG+. (including a 2 page introduction by Hezekiah Butterworth). The first edition printed in America was published by Jordan Marsh in 1898. The book offfered here features 4 color plates by RENE QUENTIN that did not appear in the 1898 edition (they are dated 1899). This edition is the first edition with these illustrations, and more importantly according to Wunderlich, this is the first known Pinocchio with colorplates in the U.S. (p.49 1899?a). Also illustrated with black & white chapter heads and tailpieces. Bookseller Inventory # 8226

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THE STORY OF A PUPPET or THE: CARLO COLLODI

CARLO COLLODI

Published by CASSELL PUBLISHING COMPANY, NEW YORK (1892)

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Item Description: CASSELL PUBLISHING COMPANY, NEW YORK, 1892. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. C. MAZZANTI (illustrator). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION IN ENGLISH. 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall. RARE BOOK, WONDERFUL CHILDREN'S CLASSIC THAT IS ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS CHARACTERS IN HISTORY. FIRST ENGLISH TRANSLATION IN THE UNITED STATES. DECORATIVE CLOTH COVER, BLUE ON WHITE DESIGN, WEAR AROUND EDGES, TOP AND BOTTOM OF SPINE. SOME DISCOLORING ON THE SPINE, FRONT AND BACK COVERS. INSIDE FRONT INSCRIPTION IN PENCIL- TO, FROM AUNTIE DEC 25, 1896. SAME DESIGN ON COVER ON PAGE EDGES BUT VERY WORN. FRONTISPIECE ARTWORK VERY NICE DEPICTION OF CHARACTERS. LOOSE PROTECTIVE SHEET IN FRONT OF TITLE PAGE. NICE BLACK AND WHITE ARTWORK THROUGHOUT. SEPARATION WHERE CAN SEE SPINE INSIDE FIRST BLANK PAGE, ALSO CAN SEE SPINE BETWEEN PAGES 32 & 33. SLIGHT SEPARATION INSIDE BACK COVER. PAGES STILL TIGHT AND NICE LOOKING. GREAT COLLECTOR ITEM. PRINTED BY R. & R. CLARK, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND. TRANSLATED FROM THE ITALIAN BY M.A. MURRAY. THE CHILDREN'S LIBRARY BOOK. Pinocchio, the name a variant of common "pinolo" (pine seed), is a fictional character and the protagonist of the children's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883) by Italian writer Carlo Collodi. Carved by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a small Italian village near Florence, he was created as a wooden puppet but dreamed of becoming a real boy. He has also been used as a character who is prone to telling lies and fabricating stories for various reasons. The story has appeared in many adaptations in other media. Pinocchio has been called an icon of modern culture and one of the most re-imagined characters in the pantheon of children's literature. Carlo Lorenzini, better known by the pen name Carlo Collodi (Italian pronunciation: [¿karlo kol¿l¿¿di]; 24 November 1826 ¿ 26 October 1890), was a children's writer born in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and writer of the world-renowned fairy tale novel The Adventures of Pinocchio. Bookseller Inventory # 001200

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COLLODI, Carlo.

Published by London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1892 (1892)

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Item Description: London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1892, 1892. Small octavo. Original blue patterned cloth, titles to spine and upper panel in blue, patterned edges and endpapers. Spine faded and rolled, upper hinge cracking. First Edition in English. "One of the best known fantasies, and the most popular children's book to come out of Italy. The story was written for a Rome children's magazine, the Giornale dei bambini, where the first instalment appeared on 7 July 1881. It was published as a book in 1883 under the title Le Avventure di Pinocchio: Storia di un burattino (History of a Puppet), and quickly became a best-seller. Lorenzini's publisher is said to have made a fortune out of it, but Lorenzini himself died too early [in 1890] to witness its international success. Almost nothing else in children's literature equals Pinocchio for wildness of invention" (Carpenter & Prichard, Oxford Companion to Children's Literature). Bookseller Inventory # 41321

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Collodi C. (Carlo Lorenzini)

Published by London T. Fisher Unwin [1892] (1892)

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Item Description: London T. Fisher Unwin [1892], 1892. First Edition, Second Impression. Illustrated with frontispiece and 37 illustrations by C. Mazzanti. Small 8vo, original publisher’s tan cloth, decorated and lettered in orange on the spine and upper cover in overall designs. [6], 232. A well preserved copy with the inevitable aging or mellowing to the binding, quite fresh and clean internally. Rare early impression of this classic work of children’s literature. Series title for "The Children’s Library" decorated and printed in black with listing of the titles in "The Children’s Library" on the verso. Bookseller Inventory # 16419

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THE STORY OF A PUPPET. Or The: Collodi, C." [pseudonym

Collodi, C." [pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini]

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Item Description: 1892. Translated from the Italian by M[ary]. A[lice]. Murray. Illustrated by C.[sic] Mazzanti. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1892. Original cream cloth decorated in blue, with endpapers and page edges to match. First Edition in English, issued as a volume in Unwin's "The Children's Library." Lorenzini (1826-1890 -- he used his mother's native village in Tuscany as his pseudonym "Collodi") was a prolific journalist; he wrote "Storia di un Burattino" (The Story of a Marionette) for 1881-1883 serialization in "Il Giornale per i Bambini," at the end of which it first appeared in book form in Italian (Florence 1883 -- the only copy we have seen on the market was priced at $67,500). Although it would become one of the most widely read juvenile classics, Collodi received little for it; it was not translated into English until two years after his death, for this edition.~In Lorenzini's serial version, Pinocchio was not an endearing boy beset by temptation, but rather a nasty disgrace; PINOCCHIO, written as a warning to boys, did not end happily: as still occurs at the end of Chapter 15, due to his moral shortcomings Pinocchio is hanged from a tree by his enemies the Fox and the Cat. At the urging of his editors, for the Italian book version Lorenzini added Chapters 16-36, featuring "the fairy with blue hair" to rescue Pinocchio from the hanging, and to guide him toward his redemption (and a happy ending).~It is interesting to note the differences between this original version and the version we are most familiar with today, that of Disney's 1940 animated film: it was Disney who softened the character of Pinocchio from a wicked wretch into a charming ragamuffin. Disney retained the "talking cricket" of Lorenzini's book but named him Jiminy, and had Pinocchio swallowed by a whale rather than by a dog-fish.~Unwin's "The Children's Library" was a handsome production: a busy floral design decorates not only the front and rear covers and spine, but also the endpapers and the edges of the leaves. The half-title and title pages are printed in black and red, and the text pages are peppered with Enrico (the "C." on the title page is an error) Mazzanti's illustrations from the original serialization.~This is a very good-plus copy, with the two flaws this book almost always suffers from: the cream spine has some sunning and fading, and the rather thick little volume is slightly aslant. As for the front and rear covers, there is less of the cover soil and wear that typically afflict this rather delicate book intended to be handled by children. Bookseller Inventory # 13172

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