Item #1033 A Trip to Italy & France. Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

A Trip to Italy & France.

New York: A New Directions Book, 1981. Item #1033

8vo.  210 x 140 mm., [8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches].  32 leaves.  Publisher's tan boards, blue cloth spine; mylar wrapper. Very good copy.

First edition, printed in an edition 250 copies, this numbered "7", signed "ferlinghetti" in ink.   Poems inspired by Ferlinghetti's air plane flight from Kennedy Airport to to Italy and France in the last 1970's.  It is organized in three sections, Canti Romani, Canti Toscani, and Paris Transformations.

Dante learning the lingua
at his mother's knee
sees the swallows flying over
A Roman summer plover
flies in from seaward
It is morning on the balcon
over the city
The sun hits the side

             of the ochre building


Price: $150.00

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