Fiabe italiane

Calvino, Italo


Gorgeous stout 8vo, 22 x 14 cm, in cream cloth with decoration and titles in red and gold. 1037 pages. Text in Italian. Scores of stunning color illustrations, uncredited (as was Einaudi’s practice ay the time) but all derived from 14th century (miniature?] frescoes of the haute savoie. Laid in is a 14 x 8 cm double-sided glossy slip which we presume is the publisher’s prospectus or announcement, in which the illustrations are discussed thusly: le tavole e colori sono tratte da minature di un codice di favole trecentesco, di gusto insimieme fantastico e popolare.” The book is in excellent condition with only faint signs of use. It is housed in a handsome slipcase with slightly protruding semicircles at foot and head, quite architectural. (There must be a name for these but we can’t find one). The book is uncommon and even rarer with the slipcase. Additional photos upon request.

Book Publisher: Giulio Einaudi editore

Publication Place: Torino

Publication Date: 1956

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Weight 1 lbs