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Il Papa Dell'uomo Nuovo. Giovanni Paolo II. (The Pope’s New Man. John Paul II)
Dino Editore, Rome - POPE JOHN PAUL II’S FIRST ENCYCLICAL IN A STUNNING BINDING AND WITH A DISTINGUISHED PROVENANCE (1982). Edited by Emilio Cavaterra. The full text of Redemptor Hominus (The Redeemer of Man), John Paul II’s first encyclical, issued on March 4, 1979. Of an edition of 999 copies, this is one of an unknown number of the edition de grand luxe, prepared for personal presentation. Folio (14.5 by 20.5 inches) red morocco, heavily gilt on the spine, with full-cover bas reliefs on both front and rear covers in polished brass. Preface by Mother Teresa and an introduction by the editor, Emilio Cavaterra. Illustrated with 14 fine full-page plates after paintings by Georg Hieronymi (4), Eugenio Dragutescu (1), Guido Razzi (1), Dante Ricci (4), Pericle Fazzini (2), Remo Brindisi (1) and Piero Brolis(1) as well as with numerous full-page and vignette line drawings and cuts. Preserved in a red cloth slipcase with cutouts for the front and rear bas reliefs. A magnificent production, worthy of its important subject matter. From the estate of Princess (Shahdokht) Shams ul-Mulk Pahlavi (October 18, 1917 - February 29, 1996), the elder sister of Mohammad Riza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran. She converted to Roman Catholicism in the 1940’s, and maintained a low profile throughout her years in Iran. As a member of the Iranian royal family, she was introduced to many of the leaders of Europe, including a visit to Adolf Hitler with her mother and sister in 1936. She left Iran for the United States during the Islamic Revolution of 1979, living her final years in Santa Barbara, California. A very fine copy of a sumptuous edition with a very distinguished provenance. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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