San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, 1983. 1st US Edition. Octavo, publisher's brick red cloth over red paper-covered boards, spine stamped in silver, original illustrated dust jacket.
First US edition of the acclaimed Italian fabulist's mathematically calibrated novel in stories, about the outgoing yet philosophically inclined Mr. Palomar: "A nervous man who lives in a frenzied and congested world, Mr. Palomar tends to reduce his relations with the outside world; and, to defend himself against the general neurasthenia, he tries to keep his sensations under control insofar as that is possible." Fine in unclipped dust jacket. Item #608