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The Baron in the Trees by  Italo Calvino - Signed First Edition - 1959 - from Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books (SKU: 21744)

The Baron in the Trees

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The Baron in the Trees

by Calvino, Italo

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New York: Random House, 1959. First American edition. Translated by Archibald Colquhoun. Brown cloth, a fine copy in lightly worn dust jacket (designed by Georg Salter). Inscribed and signed by Calvino, on his first visit to New York, "a Vera che ha afatto arrampicare il Barone sulle piante americane, con gratitudine" dated New York, 12 November 1959. Later in the library of the writer Henry Miller whose manuscript translation of the inscription, on a small piece of paper laid in, reads: "To Vera, who made the Baron climb American trees, with gratitude."


The Baron in the Trees (1957, Il Barone Rampante) is an Italian novel by Italo Calvino. A metaphor for independence, it tells the adventures of a boy who will spend the rest of his adventurous life up in trees.


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On Mar 12 2008, fict said:
In my opinion, this, Calvino's first novel, is his finest. A remarkable story.


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