1840 Rare Miniature Italian Book - La Divina Commedia di DANTE ALIGHIERI
Author : DANTE ALIGHIERI
Title : La Divina Commedia. Volume Unico.
Publisher : Firenze, David Passigli, 1840.
Language : Text in Italian
Size : small 3.5" X 2.5"
Pages : 561 pages
Binding : Attractive and very good full full vellum binding with elaborate gilt decorations and lettering (overall slightly worn and scuffed, small repair to top of the rear joint; rear board slightly cracked - as show ) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, exlibris of a previous owner on first endpaper)
Illustrations : Illustrated with Portrait frontispiece, and three additional engraved plates; small tissue guards bound in.
Estimation : (USD 200 - USD 300)
The book : Scarce and attractive Italian miniature edition of the Divine Comedy in his beautiful and rare original vellum binding.
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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