La Divina Commedia. Dante Alighieri.

La Divina Commedia. Or The Divine Vision of Dante Alighieri in Italian & English. The Italian text edited by Mario Casella of the University of Florence with the English version of H. F. Cary and 42 illustrations after the drawings by Sandro Botticelli.

London: The Nonesuch Press, 1928. 4to. Limited edition. #781 of 1475 copies. Rebound in full tan niger morocco, gilt, by Henry Sotheran, apparently to match the publisher's binding on the set of Shakespeare's Works (1929-33) which was another highlight of the Nonesuch Press. Top edge gilt. New endpapers. Double page illustrations from Botticelli's drawings in Berlin and Rome. Item #3406

Originally issued in an orange-stained, full vellum binding which is now often found faded and warped. This rebinding is sumptuous, sympathetic and attractive.

Price: £950.00

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