La Figlia di Iorio. Tragedia pastorale.

Milan, Treves, 1904.

8vo, pp. 166, with title-page, sectional titles, and numerous illustrations and ornamental borders by Adolfo De Carolis; a very good copy, printed on thick paper, uncut in the original illustrated wrappers by De Carolis.

£250

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First edition of this verse drama, widely considered to be D’Annunzio’s finest work for the theatre. A drama of peasant life, it is based on an experience D'Annunzio and his painter friend, Michetti, had had years before in the small Abruzzi village of Tocco Casauria. In the piazza they witnessed a dishevelled woman being chased by a mob of drunken reapers. Michetti immediately made a painting of the scene, and on seeing this painting some years later D'Annunzio decided to write the play.

Gambetti-Vezzosi p. 158.

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