Rome: Albert and Charles Boni, 1951. Original Italian program for the 1951 film, based on the novel "Totò il buono" by Cesare Zavattini. SIGNED by De Sica at the bottom of the title page. One of the director's classics, pure visual storytelling, made just after "Bicycle Thieves" (1948) and just before "Umberto D." (1952). A gorgeous, oversize program with a central illustration on the front wrapper within a debossed frame. The wrapper houses 6 loose deluxe card plates, as issued, the first two devoted to text, and the last four being full-color lithograph illustrations reflecting the film story. One of the most beautiful programs we've ever seen. Plates Near Fine, outer wrapper Very Good plus with a few tears at the edges but no loss, 12.75 x 17.25 inches.
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