Rare first edition of this "game without rules" based on fables for children, conceived by the legendary Italian modernist designer and artist.
Very good plus.
IL GIOCO DELLE FAVOLE [The Fable Game]
"[T]he lining-up arrangement of the tablets provoke or suggest a story, the child tells it to himself, or to his friends, his parents or his brothers or sisters may tell it to the child. The stories are infinite..."
The six tablets depicts animals and other symbolic images (the moon, an apple) that may be hooked together to create scenes, allowing children to create their own fables. Its interactive approach to storytelling brings to mind the avant-garde picture books of Bruno Munari, but this production is far rarer, with no auction records, and OCLC holdings only for later editions (the earliest being the 1967 2nd edition). A fascinating vehicle encouraging children to learn the art of storytelling, and promoting intergenerational connection through play — all with a whimsical yet decidedly mid-century appeal.
Milan: B. Danese, 1965. 18'' x 9.25''. Original white printed wrappers with built-in envelope. Six double-sided plastic tablets illustrated in color with long dovetails for connecting in various configurations, separated by tissue guards.  pages of instructions, on forming the recto of envelope. Text in Italian, German, French, and English. Faint soiling to tablets; some primarily marginal foxing to wrappers. Complete.
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