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Beltempo: Almanacco delle Lettere e delle Arti. No. 1 (1940) through No. 3 (1942) (all published).

1940. A complete run in three volumes (316, 219, 226 pp.) of the scarce Italian serial featuring avant-garde works by noted artists, poets, and authors (some of whom went on to win the Nobel Prize for Literature), under the editorial direction of Libero de Libero and Enrico Falqui, with articles discussing music, the arts, literature, and other related topics, including contributions from Alberto Moravia, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Eugenio Montale, Salvatore Quasimodo, Massimo Bontempelli, Dino Buzzati, Vitaliano Brancati, Paolo Cesarini, Carlo Emilio Gadda, and many others, with illustrations by Giorgio de Chirico, Renato Guttuso, Giorgio Morandi, Giacomo Manzù, Carlo Carrà, Filippo de Pisis, and numerous additional other artists. Illustrated throughout with text illustration and reproductions of works on plates. 8vo. Original illustrated wrpps. Some very slight creasing, abrasions, or chipping to covers, minor soiling, bindings slightly shaken. Rome (Edizioni dela Cometa) 1940-1942.

A remarkable collection of works by some of Italy's most important cutting edge cultural figures, including many first printings.

Book ID: 51399

Price: $2,250.00