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Calvino, Italo

Published by Arion Press, San Francisco (1999)

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From: Abacus Bookshop (Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: Arion Press, San Francisco, 1999. hardcover. Book Condition: Fine copy in metal box. Illus. by Wayne Thiebaud (illustrator). 1st edition. Folio, Limited to 400 numbered copies, signed by the illustrator on the page opposite to the first drawing, Translated from the Italian & introduced by William Weaver. The paper, both colored and white, is Italian Tiziano, mould-made at Fabriano mill. The types are Veronese (Monotype and handset) and Twentieth Century ( handset). The type (on paper) and the photopolymer plates for the drawings (on mylar) were printed by letterpress. The book is bound in an anodized aluminum ring binding with U-posts, allowing the leaves to be turned over in sequence. A back cover supports four U-posts, a lid has four slots through which the U-posts rise, and a locking pin of aluminum rod slips through the hoops securing the lid to the base. The binding was fabricated by Paul Sheet Metal Works in San Francisco. The titling is screen-printed onto a side of the lid. Includes the original cardboard mailing carton. Bookseller Inventory # 058856

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Comicomics; Invisible Cities. Translated from the Italian: CALVINO, Italo.

CALVINO, Italo.

Published by New York: Harcourt, Brace, and World, Inc.; Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1968 & 1974 (1974)

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Item Description: New York: Harcourt, Brace, and World, Inc.; Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1968 & 1974, 1974. 2 works, octavo. Comicomics: Original blue cloth, titles to spine red, black endpapers, top edge blue. With the dust jacket. Invisible Cities: Original grey cloth-backed black boards, grey endpapers, titles to spine silver, decoration to front board blind, top edge blue. With the dust jacket. Housed in a black solander box. Spine of Comicomics slightly faded, top edges a little foxed; an excellent set in the lightly rubbed jackets with a few nicks to extremities. First editions in English, first printings. Presentation copies, both inscribed by the author on the half-titles: "For Mary McCarthy, and James West, from Italo Calvino. Fri, December 1974", and "For Mary, on a very happy Friday 13th (Santa Lucia), Italo Calvino. December 74." James West was McCarthy's fourth husband. Originally published in Italy under the titles Le Cosmicomiche (1965) and Le città invisibili (1972). Bookseller Inventory # 99483

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