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CANGIULLO, Francesco. Poesia pentagrammata. Naples: Gaspare Casella, 1923.
8vo, [46] pp; two-color decorated wrappers designed by Enrico PRAMPOLINI.
The famous collection of Futurust songs, with F.T MARINETTI’s translation of “Allee Giulio Cesare”. The last of Cangiullo’s typographical experiments. The often overlooked Prampolini cover makes this book particulary desirable. Lista 51-52, 186; Yale, The Futurist Imagnigation, 104; Futurismo & Futurismi p. 440.
MARINETTI, Filippo Tomasso. Gabrielle D’Annunzio intimo. Le Mostre Celebrita.
Serie B. No. 4. Milan: “Verde e Azzurro,” [1903]. Square 8vom 29 pp +[3] adverts color lithographed wrappers designed by E. Sach. A beautiful copy of this scarce pamphlet. An early study of the Symbolist poet who is depicted on the front wrappers polishing his laurels. Futurismo & Futurismi p. 461
MARINETTI, Filippo Tomasso. Il Fuoco delle Piranmidi, by Nelson MORPURGO. Milan: Poesia, 1923. With a preface by F.T Marinetti 8vo, 30 ff + [2] adverts; lettered self-wrappers, within an elaborate slipcase. A fine copy of this scarce collection of Italian Futurist typographical poetry. It is the most famous and highly influential example of Second Generation "new orthography" (as Marinetti calls it in his preface)
MARINETTI, Filippo Tomasso. Les Mots en Liberte Futuristes. 107, (9) pp., including 4 folding plates. Wraps., printed in red and black. The great masterpiece of Futurist typographic expression; the folding plates present the most famous of all parole in liberta. A very fine, fresh copy. Milano (Edizione Futuriste de “Poesia”), 1919. Salaris p. 48; Falaqui p. 45; Jentsch, Ralph: The Artist and The Book in Twentieth-Century Italy, p.328; Pompidou; Dad 1261; Franklin Furnace 44; Spencer p 24f; The Avant-Garde in Print 1.3, 1.4, 4.1; Andel, Jaroslav: Avant-Garde Page Design 1900-1950, p.104f., illus. 101, 104; Artists’ Books in the Modern Era, 31; Splendid Pages p. 189, fig. 56
PRAMPOLINI, Enrico. La Mascherata degli impotenti ed alter sintesi teatrli by Ruggero Vasari.
Rome: Edizion “Noi”, 1923. Illustrated by E. Prampolini, with a photogravure frontispiece of a bust of the author by this artist. 8vo, 62 pp (partially uncut); two-color wrappers (minor wear). An anthology of theatrical pieces, illustrated with elegant Futurist drawings. Futurismo & Futurismi, p 596.

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