Milano: Corriere Della Sera, 1933. First Edition. Newspaper. Item #18507
The set includes fifty-three issues. The Corriere dei Piccoli, founded in 1908 by Silvio Spaventa Filippi, is considered the first comic published in Italy. Among the characters appearing in these issues are Bilbolbul by Attilio Mussino, il Signor Bonaventura by Sergio Tofano, Sor Pampurio by Carlo Bisi, il balilla Serenello by L. Mord, Centerbe Ermete and Marmittone by Bruno Angoletta, and some of the most important American strips of the era including Jiggs and Maggie (Arcibaldo e Petronilla) by George McManus, The Captain and the Kids (Bibì e Bibò) by Rudolph Dirks, Felix the Cat (Mio Mao) by Pat Sullivan. Illustrations by Antonio Rubino, Carlo Bisi, Bruno Angoletta, and many others. Profusely illustrated with, among others, pictures pertaining to Fascism and/or Fascist propaganda, and with articles on the Balilla (Youth Organization), early aviation, and more. Condition varies from fair to very good with toning to pages, chipping to edges, tears and creases. More details as follows: #9 has a corner of the last page detached but present; #14 has a long tear affecting all the sheets; #15 has a tear to last two pages; #16 has a tear to last page; #18 is missing part of page 13; #24 has a large chip to first page; #27 is missing part of the first panel of the last story; #35 shows several large tears and is missing part of a panel of the last story; #39 is missing part of a panel of the last story; #48 is missing one sheet; #49 has a corner tear to last page not affecting the panels. Complete sets of the earlier years are becoming increasingly hard to find. Undoubtedly, an important piece of Italian comic history. ; Folio.