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DE CHIRICO HOMER - ILIADE - limited first edition, olive goatskin 1/1500 RARE
1976. All enquiries : aqualibris@rocketmail.com A superb work. The Iliade, Homer, translated by the Nobel Literature Prize winner Salvatore Quasimodo, here illustrated by Georgio De Chirico with 26 full colour lithographs, in a precious olive wood box with gilt title, the text in Italian with original Greek text included, the text pages, luxuriously printed on heavy art stock contained in a goatskin folio with a sculptural bas-relief disc on front cover. Rare, said to have be issued by Delfino-Edizoni D' Arte in a Limited Edition of 1500 copies, in Rome, however, far fewer have ever made their way onto the world market, this book is quite scarce according to auction records for the past 40 years since publication - quite possibly fewer than 1500 copies were actually printed. Title in red and black, decorative chapter headings and drawings for each chapter, additional to the 26 paintings made by Georgio De Chirico to illustrate The Iliade. Below are photos of this impressive folio, measuring 50cm X 35cm, the depth of the olive wood box containing the lithographs approx. 5cm, the spine of the goatskin folio containing the text, printed on heavy art paper ( the text papers similar to Arches or Fabriano) is also about 5cm. A beautiful near fine copy, stating near fine due to age, the olive wood boards of the box have slightly separated due to their age, on the base of the box, internally, very minor marginal yellowing. With facsimile 1968 dated inscription by Salvatore Quasimodo. A remarkable work in every aspect. Please see photos. All enquiries: aqualibris@rocketmail.com SHIP … [Click Below for Full Description]
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