1943 Rare Giannini Binding - Italian Edition of The Love and Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke. #55.
1943 Rare Giannini Binding - Italian Edition of The Love and Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke. #55.
1943 Rare Giannini Binding - Italian Edition of The Love and Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke. #55.
1943 Rare Giannini Binding - Italian Edition of The Love and Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke. #55.
1943 Rare Giannini Binding - Italian Edition of The Love and Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke. #55.
1943 Rare Giannini Binding - Italian Edition of The Love and Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke. #55.
1943 Rare Giannini Binding - Italian Edition of The Love and Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke. #55.
1943 Rare Giannini Binding - Italian Edition of The Love and Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke. #55.
1943 Rare Giannini Binding - Italian Edition of The Love and Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke. #55.
1943 Rare Giannini Binding - Italian Edition of The Love and Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke. #55.
1943 Rare Giannini Binding - Italian Edition of The Love and Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke. #55.
1943 Rare Giannini Binding - Italian Edition of The Love and Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke. #55.
1943 Rare Giannini Binding - Italian Edition of The Love and Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke. #55.
1943 Rare Giannini Binding - Italian Edition of The Love and Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke. #55.
1943 Rare Giannini Binding - Italian Edition of The Love and Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke. #55.
1943 Rare Giannini Binding - Italian Edition of The Love and Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke. #55.
1943 Rare Giannini Binding - Italian Edition of The Love and Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke. #55.
1943 Rare Giannini Binding - Italian Edition of The Love and Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke. #55.
1943 Rare Giannini Binding - Italian Edition of The Love and Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke. #55.
1943 Rare Giannini Binding - Italian Edition of The Love and Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke. #55.
1943 Rare Giannini Binding - Italian Edition of The Love and Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke. #55.
1943 Rare Giannini Binding - Italian Edition of The Love and Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke. #55.

1943 Rare Giannini Binding - Italian Edition of The Love and Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke. #55.

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Author: Rainer Maria Rilke.
Title: Canto d'amore e di morte del Cornet Christoph Rilke.
Publisher: Firenze, Giulio Giannini & Figlio Editori, 1943. Limited edition of 500 copies, this one being the #55.
Language: Text in Italian
Size: 7" X 5".
Pages: 43 pages.
Binding: Attractive, rare, and very good vellum binding finely bound and illuminated by the Giannini Family (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, small tear to the upper outer edge of front cover - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A very beautiful example of Giannini's hand-painted vellum binding.
Content: Very good, near fine content (bright, tight and clean - as shown).
Illustrations: Including nice small vignettes throughout.

Estimate: (Scarce with no or few other copies in this beautiful Giannini binding).

The book: "Canto d'amore e di morte del Cornet Christoph Rilke" by Rainer Maria Rilke is an Italian edition of the poet's renowned "The Love and Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke," a lyric narrative exploring themes of fate and mortality through the experiences of a young soldier. Published in 1943 by Giulio Giannini & Figlio Editori in Florence, this limited edition is one of only 500 copies, emphasizing its rarity and collectibility.

The author: Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926) was a Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist, widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets. His works are noted for their rich imagery and exploration of existential themes.

The binder:  The vellum binding crafted by the Giannini family, renowned for their artistic bookbinding in Florence, is both rare and exquisite, showcasing traditional Italian craftsmanship. This edition features a beautifully illuminated design typical of Giannini bindings, adding to the aesthetic and historical value of the book.

   


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