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ITALIAN FOLK TALES by ITALO CALVINO - Paperback - First - 1992 - from Vancouver Bookseller (SKU: 721)

ITALIAN FOLK TALES

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ITALIAN FOLK TALES

by ITALO CALVINO

  • Used
  • near fine
  • First
Condition
Near Fine/n/a
ISBN 10
0156454890
ISBN 13
9780156454896
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West Vancouver, British Columbia
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About This Item

This is a stated first edition of Italian Folk Tales, the best-selling collection selected and retold by the Italian author Italo Calvino (1923-1985). The English translation was first published in 1980 and it was on the New York Times Top Ten Best Books list for that year. It is 200 tales, of fantasy and mystery, romance and adventure.

In 1982, it was issued in paperback. This is one of those copies. It is very high quality, with lovely paper and many woodcut illustrations. It has not been opened or read and is in near-perfect condition; its only flaw is to the right edge of the front cover, where the paper is frayed a little, from improper storage. The inside is pristine.


Synopsis

Chosen as one of the New York Times’s ten best books in the year of its original publication, this collection immediately won a cherished place among lovers of the tale and vaulted Calvino into the ranks of the great folklorists. Introduction by the Author; illustrations. Translated by George Martin. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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On Feb 9 2020, a reader said:
I read this book a while ago and enjoyed it. It opened my eyes to the patterns and themes in folk/fairytales, as well s being fun to read. I think my favorite story, which I still remember, was called A Pot of Marjoram.

Details

Bookseller
Vancouver Bookseller CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
721
Title
ITALIAN FOLK TALES
Author
ITALO CALVINO
Format/binding
Trade Paperback, unread
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
n/a
Quantity available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0156454890
ISBN 13
9780156454896
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Place of Publication
United States
Date published
1992
Keywords
folklore, Italian culture, Italian history
Bookseller catalogs
Mystery & Detective; Adventure; Fantasy; Italian Authors; Romance;

Terms of Sale

Vancouver Bookseller

30 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged. All books are shipped in padded waterproof envelopes, and with tracking. If you simply change your mind and want to return the book, you will get a refund for the book only (not the delivery charge), provided it is in the same condition as it was when it was shipped to you.

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Vancouver Bookseller

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This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
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