8vo, pp. 51 including 5 full-page illustrations after drawings by Alberto Casarotti; a very good copy in the original printed wrappers designed by Attilio Rossi.
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Inventario privato. Prefazione di Giacomo Zanga. Disegni di Alberto Casarotti.
First edition of the second published collection of poems by Elio Pagliarani (b. 1927), a member of the neo-avant-garde Gruppo 63. Pagliarani was the first of five poets to be anthologised by Alfredo Giuliani two years later in his important anthology I novissimi (1961), which in many ways can be seen as the launch of the Italian neo-avant-garde.
Gambetti-Vezzosi p. 329; Spaducci p. 206. OCLC records only two copies, at Yale and Brown.
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