Bicycle Thieves

The first UK printing of Luigi Bartolini's classic novel


Luigi Bartolini, translated by C J Richards


Michael Joseph, London, 1952
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Printing Details

First UK edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 19 × 12.5cm, 175pp.

Bicycle Thieves follows the story of a poor father searching post-World War II Rome for his stolen bicycle, without which he will lose the job which was to be the salvation of his young family. The book was first published in Italy in 1946, and was filmed in 1948 by Vittorio De Sica.


The book is in very good condition, with some tanning to the endpapers but the main body of text in good, clean condition and with secure binding. The dustwrapper is tanned to the spine and with some grubby marks to the rear but is complete. It has not been price-clipped and is now within a protective sleeve.

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