[SOLD] Giuseppe di Lampedusa – The Leopard – 1960, First English Edition

The classic depiction of Sicilian society and aristocracy in the late 1800s. Regularly cited as one of the best historical novels ever-written, the book was first published in Italian in 1958 and later made into an award-winning 1963 Luchino Visconti film starring Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale and Alain Delon.

This is a first edition, first printing published by Collins Harvill in 1960. Distinctive for its beautiful cover design by German artist Hans Tisdall (1910-1997).

A near fine book without inscriptions. Some slight bumping to the spine tips. Off setting to the front and rear end papers, with spotting to the text block, however, clean internally. In a very good dust wrapper which is unclipped and has some chipping to the edges and corners and a short closed tear to the top of the front panel. Some slight loss to the top of the front fold down.