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First Edition

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title page

Le avventure di Pinocchio : storia di un burattino
C. Collodi ; illustrata da E. Mazzanti.
Firenze : Felice Paggi libraio-editore, 1883 ([Firenze] : Tipografia Moder).

Frontispiece ; Title page

The story of Pinocchio was first published serially in Rome in the children’s magazine, Giornale per i bambini, from July 7, 1881, to January, 1883, beginning with the title Storia di un burattino and later under the title Le avventure di Pinocchio. This first edition in book form is illustrated with numerous engravings and a frontispiece. Osborne’s copy of the book has been coloured by a child-owner.

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Source: Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books, Toronto Public Library.