First edition with these illustrations. Contributor's issue. Inscribed presentation copy. 4to. (xv)+141pp. Illustrated with 10 lithographs by Santiago Cogorno, each one signed by the artist to the margin or within the image, in pencil. Publisher's white card covers printed in black and red, with the red wraparound band. A near fine copy, the binding square and firm with a little rubbed and a few marks to the extremities. The contents are in fine, clean and bright condition and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Scarce.
One of 60 un-numbered "contributor's copies" with all of the lithographs signed by award winning Argentinean artist Santiago Cogorno, who also signs in coloured pencils to the colophon page. Inscribed by Alberto Galardi (who contributes the prologue) in blue ink on the front endpaper "a Fabio + Daniella Castelli / con molta simpatia e / cordialitā. / Alberto Galardi. / Milano, 18 dicembre 1989". The text by Ramon Romero originally published in 1886 (and unobtainable), is written in "Cocoliche", a mix of Italian and Spanish spoken by Italian immigrants in Argentina.
Stock code: 14025