Very Good / Very Good. Item #7232
New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2015. First Thus. Three volumes in slipcase. Octavo; Vol I lviii + 747pp, Vol II continuous pagination through 1863, Vol III continuous pagination through 2910, including appendices with textual notes, bibliography, and more.
Photographic slipcase; dust jackets with spines in photographic triptych. Stone-gray boards with black spines; gilt lettering and ornaments on spine and front panels. Slipcase very solid, but shows superficial paper cracks at backside horizontal edges; upper rear slipcase corners have been slightly bumped. Books and jackets pristine, clearly unread.
Toni Morrison provides an introduction. The refreshed English translations are by Anne Milano Appel, Alessandra Bastagli, Francesco Bastagli, Jonathan Galassi, Ann Goldstein, Jenny McPhee, Michael F. Moore, Nathaniel Rich, Antony Shugaar, and Stuart Woolf.
Our epigraph in Levi's Italian: "Non era l’antagonista perfetto: ma, come è noto, la perfezione è delle vicende che si raccontano, non di quelle che si vivono."