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COLLODI, Carlo.

Rare books by Carlo Collodi, including first editions, signed first edition, & finely bound copies of The Story of a Puppet or the Adventures of Pinocchio.

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  1. The Story of a Puppet or the Adventures of Pinocchio...

    The Story of a Puppet or the Adventures of Pinocchio...

    Translated from the Italian by M. A. Murray. Illustrated by C. Mazzanti.
    First edition in English, American Issue. "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. Learn More
    £8,500

    Date of Publication: 1892

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    Stock Code: 30757

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  2. The Story of a Puppet or the Adventures of Pinocchio.

    The Story of a Puppet or the Adventures of Pinocchio.

    Translated from the Italian by M. A. Murray. Illustrated by C. Mazzanti.
    First edition in English. The London and New York editions are from the same sheets and both dated 1892, although the inscription here suggests that the London edition at least was issued the previous year, presumably for the Christmas gift market. First issued in magazine instalments in the Giornale dei bambini (Rome, 7 July 1881 on), Pinocchio was first published in book form in 1883 as Le Avventure di Pinocchio: storia di un burattino, and quickly became a best-seller, though Collodi (real name Carlo Lorenzini) died in 1890 before witnessing its international success. Learn More
    £9,750

    Date of Publication: 1892

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    Stock Code: 44582

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