Item #642 Confessions of Zeno [first American edition]. Italo Svevo.

Confessions of Zeno [first American edition]

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. First American edition. Hardcover. First American edition of Svevo's masterpiece La coscienza di Zeno (later translated as Zeno's Conscience). 406 pp. Translated by Beryl de Zoete. Black cloth, printed in white and red. With the very rare original dust jacket, which is missing chips from the head of the spine and the lower edge of the front panel, with general edgewear and darkening to the spine. An uncommon edition of a twentieth-century high spot, rare in jacket. James Joyce championed Svevo and this novel in particular, bringing it to the attention of French critics after Svevo self-published it in 1923. Item #642

Price: $250.00

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