Firenze: Sansoni, (1953). First edition. 8vo. Printed wrappers. The true first edition, published as an offprint from the magazine "Paragone." This is a presentation copy, with a warm inscription signed "Giorgio B." to William Weaver, the noted American writer and translator, dated 1954.
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(1975). 3 folio leaves of bond typing paper, approx. 1200 words; some small typed and holograph corrections by Calvino; titled in Calvino's hand in ink. Original corrected typescript of Calvino's 1975 short story.
(1984). 9 folio leaves of bond paper, signed in type at the end, stapled in one corner, folded for mailing and with original envelope addressed in Calvino's hand. Original typescript, with extensive revisions by Calvino both in typescript and holograph, with lengthy passages excised but still legible. The English translation...
(1976). 36 leaves of bond paper, signed by Calvino. Calvino undertook this essay as a contribution to the New York Review of Books, where it was to appear in a translation by William Weaver. The translation was begun but never completed, and the essay remains unpublished. This draft has been...
Roma: Botteghe Oscure, 1953. First edition. 8vo, original printed wrappers. Scarce offprint of this story from the great literary magazine published by the Princess Marguerite Caetani. This copy has been warmly inscribed by Morante to William Weaver, the well known American writer and translator.
-. Written on one side of a plain postcard, approx. 4 X 6 in. with one perforated edge. SIlone writes to a liberal political activist and scholar, who was also an autograph collector, to congratulate him on an article he'd written about a Charles Dickens letter in his collection.