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Item 467 - Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa Catalog 543 (Jan 2019)

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Sold Price: $2,257.50 (includes buyer's premium)


Italian writer and the last Prince of Lampedusa (1896-1957) who is most famous for his only novel, Il Gattopardo, which was made into an award-winning 1963 film starring Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, and Claudia Cardinale. Signed booklet in Italian: Cross-linked Disease: Contribution to the Psychology of the Prisoner of War by Dr. A. L. Vischer. Milan: Naples R. Ricciardi, 1919. Paperback, 5 x 7.75, 72 pages. Signed on the half-title page in black ink, "Giuseppe Tomasi, 1919." In very good condition, with overall spotting, and wear and partial separation to spine. An extremely rare and desirable autograph, unknown in public sales, of one of the most famous novelists of the 20th century. The first piece by Lampedusa we have offered.

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