This is the 1993 single-volume edition of the Codex Seraphinianus, printed on handmade paper, in slipcase, limited to 5000 copies and individually numbered. It is the first edition with a specially commissioned Introduction by Italo Calvino. The Codex Seraphinianus was originally issued in Europe in two volumes in 1981, followed the next year with a one volume edition in the USA. The publisher then issued a new single volume edition this one solely in Spain and France in 1993, with the new material by Calvino. The copy on offer here is the Spanish edition; while Calvinos brief Introduction is in Spanish, the book itself is in the imaginary language Serafini created so it reads the same as the UK and American editions. All of these 1993 editions have a limitation page with a facsimile signature by the publisher, Franco Ricci — see photo. Unfortunately, some online sellers are claiming that these copies are signed, as if the signature was original and by the author, Luigi Serafini. The only author-signed version was the 1981 two-volume edition, now rare, and a 2013 commemorative edition issued in 300 copies, perhaps even scarcer. This copy is in excellent condition, while the slipcase is in VG+ condition it is slightly dusty and the left end of the top panel of the slipcase is raised a bit higher than the right end. The item “Luigi Serafini, CODEX SERAPHINIANUS, Ltd, Numbered, First Edition with Calvino” is in sale since Saturday, October 16, 2021. This item is in the category “Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible”. The seller is “buysf” and is located in Berkeley, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Philippines, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands.
- Year Printed: 1993
- Special Attributes: Limited Edition