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The Baron in the Trees Translated by Archibald Colquhoun.
New York: Random House, 1959. New York: Random House,, 1959. Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles in gilt and red to spine, decorative horizontal ruling in green to spine and green, red and gilt to front board, top edge yellow. With the dust jacket. Faint toning to endpapers. A fine copy in the very good dust jacket, extremities a little darkened, small tear to foot of front joint, split to fore edge. First edition in English, first printing, inscribed to Broadway star Sondra Lee (b. 1930): "a Sondra, dal suo ammiratore Italo, felice d'averla incontrata appena sbarcato a NEW YORK nov. 1959" (to Sondra, from her admirer Italo, happy to have met her as soon he landed in New York) on front free endpaper. A lovely association copy, from Calvino's first trip to the US where he stayed for six months between 1959 and 1960, after an invitation by the Ford Foundation and in spite of severe restrictions in the US against foreigners holding communist views.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
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