Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Item #47997 Legionari di Roma in Terra Iberica (1936 XIV - 1939 XVII) (ITALIAN LEGIONS IN SPAIN). Varo Varanini, Duca di Bergamo S. A. R. Adalberto di Savoia Genova, Commander of the Italian Legion of Volunteers "Giulio Cesare" lieutenant General Eugene Coselcheschi.
Legionari di Roma in Terra Iberica (1936 XIV - 1939 XVII) (ITALIAN LEGIONS IN SPAIN)
Legionari di Roma in Terra Iberica (1936 XIV - 1939 XVII) (ITALIAN LEGIONS IN SPAIN)
Legionari di Roma in Terra Iberica (1936 XIV - 1939 XVII) (ITALIAN LEGIONS IN SPAIN)
Legionari di Roma in Terra Iberica (1936 XIV - 1939 XVII) (ITALIAN LEGIONS IN SPAIN)
Legionari di Roma in Terra Iberica (1936 XIV - 1939 XVII) (ITALIAN LEGIONS IN SPAIN)
Legionari di Roma in Terra Iberica (1936 XIV - 1939 XVII) (ITALIAN LEGIONS IN SPAIN)
Legionari di Roma in Terra Iberica (1936 XIV - 1939 XVII) (ITALIAN LEGIONS IN SPAIN)

Legionari di Roma in Terra Iberica (1936 XIV - 1939 XVII) (ITALIAN LEGIONS IN SPAIN)

Milano: Sagdos, 1940. Limited First edition. Softcover. Folio (13 1/2 x 9 3/4"). xxx, [2], 313, [1]pp. Original stiff cream wraps with dramatic color-illustrated dustjacket attached to spine with black and red lettering on cover, black on spine.

This nicely produced work with striking graphics and great photo gravures incorporating photomontage was edited under the auspices of the Damiano Chiesa Artillery Regiment of Italy. It recounts the Italian intervention on behalf of the Francoists during the Spanish Civil War.

The various texts, written by Italian authors, journalists, military and fascist personalities, such as Luigi Barzini (journalist), Galeazzo Ciano (Mussolini's Foreign Minister), Giulio del Bono (author), Mario Appelius (journalist), Giovanni Ansaldo (journalist and author), Emilio Canevari (Italian general), etc., praise Mussolini's involvement in the Spanish conflict and the sending of Italian volunteers to help Franco's soldiers attain victory. It is interesting to note that, while praising Italy's intervention, the authors never stop condemning the Soviet intervention in favor of the Republican troops.

The texts are accompanied with numerous photogravures of Vittorio Emanuelle III, Mussolini, Franco, Ciano, Italian volunteers fighting at the front, Fascist and Francoist generals; as well as various war scenes (ruins, Italian planes bombing the Loyalists, "Red" atrocities, etc..), and full-page color illustrations by F. Mauro, C. Cremonesi, M. Bottoli, R. Mataloni, and others. Some photo credits are from: Ballerini & Freatini, Firenza; and Barisona, Acqui.

The literary material was collected and coordinated by Varo Varanini; the promoter of the book was the industrialist Giovanni Fenaroli, while much of the photographic material was made available by Benito Mussolini's own newspaper "Il Popolo d'Italia."

Text in Italian. Dustjacket with some wear along edges, small chips and closed tears, with two and a half inch closed tear at lower front joint, half inch closed tear at top. Some light staining to front cover, very light foxing, back cover rubbed with light creasing and bump. Flap at back cover with light foxing. Block lightly age-toned. Dustjacket in overall good-, interior in good+ to very good condition. g to vg. Item #47997

Price: $1,250.00