Giuseppe Di Lampedusa – The Leopard – First UK Edition 1960

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Giuseppe Di Lampedusa – The Leopard – First UK Edition 1960

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£185.00

A first edition, first printing published by Collins Harvill in 1960. A near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. The wrapper has not been price clipped, the spine has some rubbing to the top and more to the tail of the spine. The green cloth boards are free from chips and marks. The book is free from foxing and previous owner’s ink and is generally a near fine copy. The book chronicles the changes in Sicilian life and society during the Risorgimento. Published posthumously in 1958 by Feltrinelli, after two rejections by the leading Italian publishing houses Mondadori and Einaudi, it became the top-selling novel in Italian history and is considered one of the most important novels in modern Italian literature. In 1959, it won Italy’s highest award for fiction, the Strega Prize. In 2012, The Observer awarded the book as one of the top ten historical novels.


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A first edition, first printing published by Collins Harvill in 1960. A near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. The wrapper has not been price clipped, the spine has some rubbing to the top and more to the tail of the spine. The green cloth boards are free from chips and marks. The book is free from foxing and previous owner’s ink and is generally a near fine copy. The book chronicles the changes in Sicilian life and society during the Risorgimento. Published posthumously in 1958 by Feltrinelli, after two rejections by the leading Italian publishing houses Mondadori and Einaudi, it became the top-selling novel in Italian history and is considered one of the most important novels in modern Italian literature. In 1959, it won Italy’s highest award for fiction, the Strega Prize. In 2012, The Observer awarded the book as one of the top ten historical novels.