MUSSOLINI, Benito. Le Giornate del Duce a Genova: 14-15-16 maggio XVI. 108 pp. Illustrated throughout with photomontage and reproduced full page etchings by Ettore Mazzini. Folio, bound in original embossed boards. Genova: Partito nazionale fascista, 1938.
A spectacular piece of Fascist book design in the form of a twentieth century Fete Book, in this case celebrating a visit to Genoa by Mussolini. The binding depicts St. George slaying the Dragon, St. George being considered an important Saint by the Genoese. The endpapers offer a tremendous contrast, being dramatically modernist. In addition to photographs of Mussolini arriving, parading and generally taking center stage, there are interesting photographs of the various celebrations and the latest triumphs of fascist architecture.
Some rubbing and staining to the fragile boards, and insignificant foxing to the margins of a few plates. A rare book with OCLC listing only The National Gallery and The University of Genoa.
Item nr. 168739