The Baron in the Trees
NY, Random House, (1959). An early American publication of one of the most inventive Italian writers of the postwar period. This copy is inscribed by Calvino to Susan Cheever: "For Susan and for the trees of her country/ Italo Calvino/ 27 March 1960." Calvino spent six months in the U.S. from 1959-1960, most of it in New York. Susan Cheever would have been 16 at the time of this inscription, presumably living with her family in Westchester, where her father, John Cheever, was writing stories about Italy for The New Yorker. The Cheevers had spent 1957 in Italy. Foxing to endpages; very good in a very good, spine-tanned dust jacket with tiny corner chips. Calvino inscriptions are uncommon, and good literary association copies like this one are extremely scarce. [#031670] $2,000
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