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Calvino, Italo (Author); Penn, Irving (Photographer) & The Editors of Vanity Fair Magazine. ITALO CALVINO: VANITY FAIR MAGAZINE ISSUE COVER APPEARANCE. New York City, NY: Conde Nast Publications, 1983. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 164 pages. Fine.

Scarce Italo Calvino collectible item. The August 1983 Issue. Features the Italian author on the Cover of Vanity Fair Magazine. This is the first of five consecutive Issues in 1983 that featured great living writers on the cover: Italo Calvino (August); Philip Roth (September); Susan Sontag (October); Francine du Plessix Gray (November); and Woody Allen (December). Vanity Fair commissioned the late great Irving Penn to photograph all of them, and all five portraits, taken in extreme close-ups, are among the photographer's finest work. Pictorial softcovers, as issued. Contributions by various writers, journalists, photographers, and columnists. Printed on thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Unlike most books, magazines are still printed in the United States, with stunning results. Encased in its own protective plastic sleeve. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Italo Calvino on the cover of Vanity Fair Magazine. The occasion is the appearance of "The Adventure of A Photographer: A Story" in English translation and in the United States. The Issue also includes some of the very best essays, feature articles, and fiction that Vanity Fair Magazine has ever published, making it a "keepsake" rather than a "throwaway". Plus, the rare appearance of a beloved author on the cover of a mainstream, mass-circulation magazine is an experience that readers will not be privileged to have ever again. Italo Calvino died two years later on September 19, 1985. An absolute "must-have" collectible, not just memorabilia, Issue for Italo Calvino and Vanity Fair collectors. This Issue is now collectible. This is one of very few copies still available online, is encased in its own protective plastic sleeve, and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A very scarce copy thus. The greatest Italian writer of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ITALO CALVINO AND VANITY FAIR MAGAZINE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $40.00

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