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Comicomics; Invisible Cities.

Translated from the Italian by William Weaver.

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

Stock code: 99483

Price: £3,750

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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).

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.

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