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Notturno


by Gabriele D'Annunzio

Two Venetian fishing ships meet, brilliant sails spread. On one, beneath Venice's Lion of St. Mark, the words "Adriaticus mare nostrum - the Adriatic, our sea." On the further blue sail, the cross and words "Pax tibi Marce [Evangelista meus] - Peace to you, Mark, my Evangelist."
Postcard promoting Italy's VI National Loan for the war, with a quotation from Gabriele D'Annunzio's "La canzone di Mario Bianco":
"E' questo, Italia,
é questo il tuo fermento e il tuo cemento"
And this, Italy,
This is your ferment and your foundation.
G. d'Annunzio
Reverse: 
"VI° Prestito Nazionale 5% Netto
In rendita consolidata emessa a 87.50 per 100 lire nominali
Esente da imposte presenti e future.
Reddito netto 5.71%"
(VIth National Loan 5% equity
In a consolidated annuity issued at 87.50 per nominal 100 lira.
Current and future tax-free.
Net Income 5.71%

Two Venetian fishing ships meet, brilliant sails spread. On one, beneath Venice's Lion of St. Mark, the words "Adriaticus mare nostrum - the Adriatic, our sea." On the further blue sail, the cross and words "Pax tibi Marce [Evangelista meus] - Peace to you, Mark, my Evangelist."
Postcard promoting Italy's VI National Loan for the war, with a quotation from Gabriele D'Annunzio's "La canzone di Mario Bianco":
"E' questo, Italia,
é questo il tuo fermento e il tuo cemento"
And this, Italy,
This is your ferment and your foundation.
G. d'Annunzio

Publisher: Yale University Press, 2012

Copyright: 2011 by Stephen Sartarelli and Yale University