Le Citta Invisibili (The Invisible Cities).
Item Number: 2340
Torino: Giulio Einaudi Editore, 1972.
First Italian edition and true first of the author’s magnum opus, published as The Invisible Cities in English. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author to the French philosopher and writer Helen Cixous in the year of publication. An excellent copy showing light wear in a very good dust jacket with a closed tear to the front panel and some spotting.
"Of all tasks, describing the contents of a book is the most difficult and in the case of a marvelous invention like Invisible Cities, perfectly irrelevant" (Gore Vidal, The New York Review of Books). "The city is there. It has always been there. Irene Kung's photos remind us: We have only to close our eyes and fall asleep and wait for the dream in which it appears" (Francine Prose).