1827 Scarce London Italian Edition - La Divina Commedia di DANTE ALIGHIERI - The Divine Comedy.
Author: Dante Alighieri. Pietro Cicchetti.
Title: La Divina Commedia Di Dante Alighieri Con nuovi argomenti; annotazioni da' migliori comentatori scelte ed abbreviate. E coll'accento di prosodia. Ai dilettanti e scolari dell'italiana favella devotamente dedicata da Pietro Cicchetti.
Publisher: Londra, C. S. Arnold, 1827.
Language: Text in Italian.
Size: 5.5 " X 3.5 ".
Pages: viii-602 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good full calf leather binding with a contrasting green morocco piece on the spine for "Dante" (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing and toning - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the nice frontispiece illustration.
Estimate: (Scarce with no or few other copies of this edition available for sale worldwide).
The book: Nice and attractive complete Italian edition published in London of the Divine Comedy in a beautiful full calf binding. The Divine Comedy is a long Italian narrative poem by Dante Alighieri, begun c. 1308 and completed in 1320, a year before his death in 1321. It is widely considered to be the pre-eminent work in Italian literature and one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem's imaginative vision of the afterlife is representative of the medieval world-view as it had developed in the Western Church by the 14th century. It helped establish the Tuscan language, in which it is written, as the standardized Italian language. It is divided into three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso.
The author: Durante degli Alighieri simply called Dante (c. 1265 – 1321), was a major Italian poet of the Late Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy, originally called Comedìa (modern Italian: Commedia) and later christened Divina by Boccaccio, is widely considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature. It has been referred to as the greatest poem of the Middle Ages.
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