The Macmillan Company. New York. 1926.
FIRST MUSSINO ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN ENGLISH. 4to. Illustrated throughout in monochrome and colour. Near-contemporary blue half morocco. Spine with raised bands, each with gilt dots. Ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt to the compartments. Dark blue cloth on boards. Plain blue endpapers. Top edge gilt. Blue page marker. With the original cloth front cover bound in at front. Bookplate of Alan K. Dolliver to front pastedown endpaper, faded gift inscription to half-title with evidence of attempted removal. Spine slightly darkened but overall this is an excellent copy. ------ Attilio Mussino (1878–1954) first published his illustrated Pinocchio in Italy in 1911, the first publication of Collodi's classic with colour illustrations. Mussino's style was a distinct departure from traditional Italian styles of children's book illustration. Nonetheless, the book was widely popular and has remained Mussino's most famous work.