Milan: Edizioni A.R.E.S., . Paperback. 8vo. Stiff glossy wrappers. 223pp. Illustrations. Very good. Mildest of wear to outer wrappers (only), else tight and internally fine; front flyleaf ownership signature; faint mustiness. Item #46443
Handsome first edition of the first volume ("le categorie mentale") and the only prepared by Guariglia himself, the second prepared after his death using his manuscript notes. Best of all, this scarce title was the personal copy of Ioan Petru Couliano (or Culiano; 1950-91), a controversial Romanian philosopher, essayist and historian of ideas, religion and culture; in May 21, 1991, he was murdered -- some say assassinated -- in a bathroom at the University of Chicago's Divinity School, likely because he proved a vocal critic of Romania's Communist post-Revolution regime in interviews and articles. In black fineline he initials at top of the title page, adding "Milano, June 5, '75" -- he was a student there at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore -- and this book is annotated throughout with his margin notes and underlining. A choice association copy.