Concept Gallery
Live Auction

12/3/22 Fine Art, Jewelry, Design & Books

Sat, Dec 3, 2022 10:00AM EST
Lot 212

Calvino and Frasconi Prima che tu dica Pronto 1/75 signed

Estimate: $500 - $800

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Frasconi, Antonio, text by Italo Calvino, Prima che tu dica Pronto, 1985, number 35 of 75 copies signed by Calvino and Frasconi who provided 4 color woodcuts, Plain Wrapper Press, hardcover, slim 4to., leather-backed boards, in clamshell slipcase, text in Italian and English. A stunning fine press production and a rare find, published just months before Calvino died. Provenance: deaccessioned from a regional institution.


Two small library stamps, including one Withdrawn stamp, to the rear fly leaf; otherwise Near Fine; contents bright, clean and unmarked; minor handling to the slipcase. Merchandise will be packed and transported by the purchaser at their own risk and expense. A list of recommended shippers is on our website: .
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