“Falsehood is never in words; it is in things": First Edition in English of Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities; Signed by Him

  • The Invisible Cities.

The Invisible Cities.


Item Number: 81191

Torino: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974.

First edition in English of Calvino’s magnum opus. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Italo Calvino on the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket design by Arnold Skolnick. Photograph on the front of the jacket by Ryszard Horowitz. Translated from the Italian by William Weaver Rare and desirable signed.

"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).

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