Le Città Invisibili

CALVINO, Italo. Le Città Invisibili.

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Inscribed by Calvino

CALVINO, Italo. Le Città Invisibili. Torino: Giulio Einaudi, 1972.

8vo. Publisher's pale green cloth, spine lettered in white; in the original illustrated dust wrapper; pp. [iv]; 5-170, [6]; inscribed by Calvino to the Targs [Roslyn Targ was Calvino's US agent] in ink to ffep; a few light unobtrusive marks to wrapper; stamp in blind to title; internally bright and clean, a fine copy.
First Italian edition, inscribed. Invisible Cities, is a work celebrated for its inventive structure, rich imagery, and exploration of human experience, language, and imagination. Framed as a conversation between the Venetian traveler Marco Polo and the Mongol emperor Kublai Khan, Polo sets out to describe a series of fantastical cities encountered on his adventures, each of which has its own compelling and unique characteristics.