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THE PATH TO THE NEST OF SPIDERS - ORIGINAL DUSTJACKET ARTWORK

THE PATH TO THE NEST OF SPIDERS - ORIGINAL DUSTJACKET ARTWORK

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THE PATH TO THE NEST OF SPIDERS - ORIGINAL DUSTJACKET ARTWORK

by Calvino, Italo (novel); Denning, Trevor (artwork)

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London: Collins, 1956. Original dustjacket artwork for the First British Edition of Calvino's first novel. The novel, told from a child's perspective, paints the trauma of war torn Italy using a variety of impressive characters, namely a young boy and his teenage sister, who are depicted on the jacket. The only artwork we have seen associated with one of Calvino's books, and quite dazzling in comparison to its American counterpart. Gouache on artboard, with the image measuring 9.5 X 12 inches and the board measuring 10.5 X 15 inches; signed by artist Trevor Denning near lower right corner. Brief pencilled notation regarding measurments on the lower margin, with the publisher, author, and translator's names overlaid and mounted to the piece on thick cardstock. The printers' instruction sheet for Collins is handwritten on pink stock, affixed on verso.

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A revision of the translation published in 1956 which incorporates changes made by the author to the work first published in 1947 and subsequently revised in 1964.

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Bookseller
Captain Ahab's Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
843
Title
THE PATH TO THE NEST OF SPIDERS - ORIGINAL DUSTJACKET ARTWORK
Author
Calvino, Italo (novel); Denning, Trevor (artwork)
Book Condition
Used
Quantity Available
1
Publisher
Collins
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1956
Keywords
NOAMZ

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Verso
The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.
Jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...

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