New York and London: Macmillan Publishing Company / Collier Macmillan Publishers, 1989. Attilio Mussino. Reissue of First American Edition of 1925. Decorated & gilt-stamped cloth. 4to, blue cloth with gold lettering on spine and outline of Pinocchio on cover, llustrated by Attilio Mussino, full-color pictorial dust jacket (uncliipped & uncredited) depicting Pinocchio in color, , pea green endpapers, [x] + 309,  pages. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #3494
A Highly Attractive, well-illustrated edition of this classic in a near MINT overall condition with a brilliant pictorial dust jacket.
Pinocchio (from the Italian pinolo or "pine seed") is the leading character in the classic children's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883) by Italian writer Carlo Collodi. Carved by the woodcarver Geppetto in a village near Florence, he was created as a wooden puppet but dreamed of becoming a real boy. He lies often and humorously which causes his nose to grow, but through Geppetto's handiwork, Pinocchio becomes a living, mischievous marionette which--after many trials and silly tribulations--becomes a real little boy.
Today, Pinocchio is a cultural icon and one of the most famous characters in children's literature; his story has often been adapted into other media--most notably in our day by Walt Disney.