LAMPEDUSA, Giuseppe Tomasi di.

Il Gattopardo.

Edizione conforme al manoscritto del 1957.

Milan: Feltrinelli Editore, 1978 Stock Code: 147951
£950.00
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First edition thus, first printing, number 218 of 500 copies only, of Lampedusa's Leopard with the text from the original 1957 manuscript, with illustrations not included in the first edition, and specially bound.

Winner of the prestigious Strega Prize in 1959, Lampedusa's novel ranks as one of the finest of the 20th century. "It is a brilliant historical novel set in the Sicily of the latter half of the nineteenth century and is based on extensive and deep knowledge. To its violent and decadent subject matter it brings a keen, detached intelligence, but not one which ever interferes with its enthralling atmosphere" (Seymour-Smith).

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Description

Octavo. Publisher's mottled tan sheep, spine lettered in gilt, arms in gilt to front board, marbled endpapers, grey-pink edges. Housed in publisher-issued matching slipcase (extremities rubbed).

Illustrations

Monochrome photographic frontispiece, and 16 pp. (including 4 in colour) of illustrations.

Condition

A couple of small scuff marks to raised bands, else a fine copy.

Bibliography

Martin Seymour-Smith, Who's Who in Twentieth Century Literature, 1976.

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