Milano: Corriere Della Sera, 1931. First Edition. Newspaper. Item #18854
The set includes issues #1 to 31 and 33 to 52. 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 il Signor Bonaventura by Sergio Tofano, Sor Pampurio by Carlo Bisi, 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 and including many stories, articles and more. Condition varies from good to very good with toning to pages, chipping to edges, tears and creases. More details as follows: #3, 10, 18 and 39 were folded incorrectly; #38, 50, 52 show heavier wear; #20 has several pages folded at corner. An almost complete run for the year 1931. ; Folio.