[Trento]: Edizioni della Conchiglia, 1951 (02), 21,5×13,5 cm. Hardcover. Partly paginated. Italian. First monograph on Fortunato Depero with text by Giampiero Giani, extensive bibliography (catalogues, articles, mentions etc), exhaustive exhibition list, list of significant works placed in collections and 36 (both B&W and colour) illustrations with full index. Consistent with the scholastic nature of this publication below the index we read a note warning us that certain numbers appear in their original titles and not in the ‘new’ ones circulating in recent catalogues and publications. A most handsome reference book with a full page dedication by Fortunato Depero, fully signed and dated 16th July 1951.
condition: Original embossed, illustrated jacket with mild blemishing, some tearing along the edges [the most significant one being a 2,5 cm verso], light scuffing and lowermost part of the spine missing [approx 0,7cm]. Inside pages clean and bright. Three small glue-like stain remains on dedication page. All in all a good copy of a rare title, even more so signed