NIEVO, Ippolito The Castle of Fratta Folio Society, 1954.
8vo. Original pale green cloth over marbled paper boards, gilt title to spine, with illustrated dust wrapper by Eric Fraser; pp [vi], 225; a very good copy in the unusual dust wrapper, some mild foxng to the dust wrapper.
An English translation of Confessions of an Italian, widely considered one of the most important landmarks in Italian literature. This abridged translation by Lovett F. Edwards would stand until 2014 as the only attempt to render it into English. The core of the book revolves around the decay and death of the Italian aristocracy, reflected in the crumbling Castle Fratta and its dramatic inhabitants. Frequently found without the attractive dust wrapper.