Invisible Cities

By ,

Invisible Cities Rare Books - Modern First Edition

Sorry, this item is currently unavailable. You can still add it to your wishlist below. We will notify you via email when it is back in stock. Please note that prices are subject to change.

Product Description

(1974). 8vo. 1st American edition. INSCRIBED by Calvino and the translator to Roz Targ, his American book agent in 2 d.j.s. Slight fading to board edges and top edge of leaves. Mildest shelfwear. Rubbing and light scuffing to silver d.j. with some creasing to flaps. Spine ends and corners of d.j. bumped and mildly creased. VG/VG. Described by Calvino himself as a “poem in prose,” Invisible Cities is his ode to a beautiful and decaying Venice, and one of Calvino’s most complicated and beloved works. Comprised of ethereal descriptions of chimerical cities, the novel is framed as a series of stories related by the tireless explorer Marco Polo to comfort Kublai Khan, an emperor bound by his own power, wealth, and fear of mortality. This copy of the first American edition is inscribed by Calvino to his American agent, in many ways the architect of his international success, Roz Targ, and also inscribed by translator William Weaver.

Customer Reviews

No customers have written a review yet, write the first!