Mottetti, The Motets of Eugenio Montale
San Francisco: The Press of Grabhorn Hoyem, 1973. Limited Edition. Stitched Binding. One of 300 copies, quarto size, 61 pp., signed by Eugenio Montale and Lawrence Kart. Fine. Item #CNBR399
Eugenio Montale (1896-1981) was the recipient of the 1975 Nobel Prize for Literature and is widely considered to be the greatest Italian lyric poet since Giacomo Leopardi.
___DESCRIPTION: Designed and bound in Japanese style, with a sewn binding, the front and rear wraps covered in gold silk, the front wrap with black lettering, the signatures exposed on the spine edge, the pages French fold, title page in red and black, each poem presented in both Italian and English, the initial capital for each poem in red, the book ends with an essay by Montale entitled "Two Jackals on a Leash"; handset French Elzevir type on English mould made paper, small quarto in size (10 1/8" by 5 7/8" ), unpaginated with 61 pages; limited edition of 300 copies, unnumbered, signed by both the author and translator.
___CONDITION: Fine, the yellow silk is clean and bright, the corners sharp and square, the sewn binding strong, the interior is clean and bright, and the volume is entirely free of prior owner markings; a clean, sharp copy.
___CITATION: Grabhorn-Hoyem Bibliography, no. 62: this the last book published by the combined imprint of Robert Grabhorn and Andrew Hoyem, and the last book worked on by Robert Grabhorn.
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