The Non-Existent Knight by Italo Calvino 1st / 1st 1962
First UK edition published by Collins in 1962. This is a near fine copy. The dust wrapper has no tears or chips and isn't price clipped displaying the correct price of 16s. net. The panels are clean and bright. The spine of the wrapper is a shade faded. The book has no previous owners ink and no foxing. The boards are free from bumps or pushing. Overall a near fine copy.
The Nonexistent Knight & The Cloven Knight are an two allegorical fantasy novels, first published in Italian and together here in English translation. The two novels were latterly collected together with The Baron in the Trees in a single volume, Our Ancestors, for which Calvino was awarded the Salento Prize.