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Dante Alighieri

Published by In Venezia Antonio Zatta 1757-1758 (1758)

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Item Description: In Venezia Antonio Zatta 1757-1758, 1758. 5 volumes. (4 volumes bound in 5 as preferred). First Edition and first edition of the complete works. Magnificently and profusely illustrated in each volume with very fine full page copperplate engravings and exquisite decorations throughout, including a great profusion of finely executed large engraved head and tail -pieces. (See collation below). Also with engraved titles to each volume, the first of which is printed in red and black. 4to (285 by 205 mm), splendid and proper original bindings of Italian polished calf over marbled boards, the spines with raised bands bordered in gilt, central gilt ornamental devices within the compartments. Lettered in gilt on tan morocco lettering labels. Vol.I: half-title, frontispiece engraving, engraved title, portrait engraving of Elisabetta Petrowna, noble statement dedicatory, engraved portrait of Dante , 12 pp unnumbered, engraved portraits leaf, engraved scene with Dante, I -XLVIII; I - CCCCVIII (including Catalogo De’ Signori Associati) numbered, 35 very fine copperplate engravings, as called for. Vol.II: CCCCXIII numbered pages comprising the half-title, the engraved title-page, 33 other very fine copperplate engraving + Catalogo. . Vol.III: CCCCLII - (2 ff.) -103 pages numbered, (1), engraved title-page and 33 very fine copperplate engravings. Vol.IV: engraved title-page, half-title, XII - (1) - 408 numbered pages, 4 engraved plates. Vol.V: Engraved title-page, (1) - 264; (I) - LXXXIV - (1)pages numbered, + 3 engraved illustrated plates and an engraved folding plan. Collated complete textually and with the 114 plates. A fine and fresh set in an very pleasing state of preservation, the calf bindings attractive and in excellent original state, only light evidence of age, the text-blocks crisp, clean and unpressed, the engraved plates all in fine condition, bright and clean and with strong impressions. RARE AND IMPORTANT. THE FIRST EDITION OF THE COMPLETE WORKS OF DANTE AND THE GREATEST ILLUSTRATED DANTE EVER CONCEIVED. Zatta’s Dante, a supreme production of the press and one of the great Italian illustrated books of the 18th century, also represents the first complete offering of Dante’s work. It is considered the most perfect and complete of Dante ever printed. And generally speaking, it is considered the most beautiful edition of Dante ever produced. Most copies were bound in period vellum and have suffered significantly. This copy, bound in rare period calf over boards has survived in a fine state of preservation. "Dante’s theme, the greatest yet attempted in poetry, was to explain and justify the Christian cosmos through the allegory of a pilgrimage. To him comes Virgil, the symbol of philosophy, to guide him through the two lower realms of the next world, which are divided according to the classifications of the ‘Ethics’ of Aristotle. Hell is seen as an inverted cone with its point where lies Lucifer fixed in ice at the centre of the world, and the pilgrimage from it a climb to the foot of and then up the Purgatorial Mountain. Along the way Dante passes Popes, Kings and Emperors, poets, warriors and citizens of Florence, expiating the sins of their life on earth. On the summit is the Earthly Paradise where Beatrice meets them and Virgil departs. Dante is now led through the various spheres of heaven, and the poem ends with a vision of the Deity. The audacity of his theme, the success of its treatment, the beauty and majesty of his verse, have ensured that his poem never lost its reputation. The picture of divine justice is entirely unclouded by Dante’s own political prejudices, and his language never falls short of what he describes." PMM. Bookseller Inventory # 23600

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DANTE, ALIGHIERI:

Published by Modena/Luzern, Panini/Faksimile Verlag Luzern, (2006)

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Item Description: Modena/Luzern, Panini/Faksimile Verlag Luzern, 2006. 257 x 370mm. 396 Seiten. 115 Miniaturen und 3 große Bildinitialen, reich mit gehöhtem Gold verziert und teilweise ziseliert. Entstehung: vermutlich zwischen 1440 und 1450 in Siena für König Alfons I. von Neapel. Der prachtvolle Bilderzyklus in der Göttlichen Komödie ist das Werk zweier unterschiedlicher Künstler aus Siena: Lorenzo di Pietro, genannt der Ältere (Vecchietta), der sämtliche Initialen sowie die Szenen des Inferno und der Hölle geschaffen hat; sowie Giovanni di Paolo, der in der Ausstattung des Paradieses die spirituelle Seite gedanken- wenn nicht traumverloren in märchenhaft, irreale Stimmungen übersetzte. Faksimile + Kommentar (italienisch) + deutsche Kurzfassung. Samt auf Holzdeckel mit 4 vergoldeten Beschlägen und 2 vergoldeten Silberschließen sowie einem Medaillon aus massiven Silber in seidenbezogenen Schmuckschuber mit Pergamentrücken und 4 Eckbeschlägen. Limitierte Auflage 700 Exemplare, davon 100 Exemplare für den deutschsprachigen Raum. Editionsnummer: 191. Neuwertiges und unbenutztes Exemplar. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 0. Bookseller Inventory # 10509

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Alighieri Dante (1265-1321)

Published by Arte e Scienze Salani 1963-1964, Firenze (1963)

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Item Description: Arte e Scienze Salani 1963-1964, Firenze, 1963. Stato di nuovo La nostra copia fa parte della tiratura di 2900 esemplari impressi dalla Stamperia Valdonega di Verona su carta a mano dei Fratelli Magnani di Pescia. Le incisioni e le 100 tavole a colori sono state eseguite a Parigi sotto la direzione del Maestro Raymond Jacquet su carta Rives. Confezione eseguita dalla Legatoria Torriani di Milano. Ns esemplare n. 1352 159 160-327 163 164-329 163 164-321 corredata da 100 tavv.a colori f.t. p. 6 voll in-folio br.edit con titoli e fregi a dorsi e piatti all\'interno delle cartelle editoriali e cofanetti illustrati. Bookseller Inventory # 31358

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Alighieri, Dante:

Published by Rom, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, (1965)

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Item Description: Rom, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 1965. 387 x 241mm. 594 Seiten. 3 ganzseitige und 117 große, reich mit Gold verzierte Miniaturen und 97 Zierleisten. Entstehung: vor 1482 durch Guglielmo Giraldi aus Ferrara. Halbpergament/Moiréeseide. Limitierte Auflage. Die Gesamtauflage wurde nie vollständig produziert. Buchblock neu aufgebunden. Sehr selten! Kommentar von Eberhard König, Berlin. Neuwertiges Exemplar. Unter den unzähligen Prachthandschriften der Renaissance nimmt Dantes Göttliche Komödie einen ganz besonderen Platz ein: Codex Urb. lat. 365 aus der Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana. Mit Fug und Recht hat man dieses Exemplar des berühmten Textes als die schönste Abschrift bezeichnet. Als Buch übertrifft es selbst Botticellis unvollendete Göttliche Komödie, die etwa zur selben Zeit angelegt wurde. Insgesamt 120 phantastische Miniaturen erzählen die ungeheuerlichen Visionen, drastisch und fesselnd von Dante in seinem Text beschrieben. Bereits 1965 wurde diese einmalige Edition von der Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana faksimiliert, jedoch im deutschen Sprachraum noch nie angeboten. Die Qualität ist heute noch beeindruckend! Die 296 Blätter des Dante aus Urbino wurden im Originalformat von 378 x 241mm wiedergegeben. Ein eingefärbter Halbpergament-Einband mit Moirée-Seide schützt die wertvolle Faksimile-Edition, die in einem Schuber ausgeliefert wird. Der wissenschaftliche Kommentarband, neu erstellt von Prof. Eberhard König aus Berlin, erläutert ausführlich die Miniaturen der Handschrift und gibt einen profunden Überblick über die spannende Geschichte und das kunsthistorische Umfeld der Entstehung der großartigen Handschrift. "Verlagsfrisch" Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 0. Bookseller Inventory # 10276

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La Divina Commedia di Dante Alighieri col: Dante Alighieri (ed.

Dante Alighieri (ed. Baldassare Lombardi)

Published by Tipographia della Minerva, Padua (1822)

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Item Description: Tipographia della Minerva, Padua, 1822. Book Condition: Near fine. Format: Octavo (9" x 5 7/8", 258mm x 149mm).Vol. I: ?4 ?8 ??2 ???4 1-468 472 47?4 [$1] . 392 leaves, pp. i-ix x-xxxiv, [2], 1 2-747, [1] [= xxxvi, 748]. Engraved plate. Vol. II: ?2 1-508 [$1]. 402 leaves, pp. [4], 1 2-799, [1]. Engraved plate. Vol. III: ?2 1- 538 [$1]. 426 leaves, pp. [4], 1 2-845, [1], blank. Engraved plate. Vol: IV: Il Rimario della Divina Commedia di Dante Alighieri L’Indice delle Voce del Poema citate dalla crusca e quello de’ nomi proprj e delle cose notabili. ?4 1-278 [$1]. 220 leaves, pp. [8], 1-2 3-430, [2]. Vol. V: La Biografia di Dante Alighieri varie illustrazioni della Divina Commedia ed il catalogo delle edizioni. ?2 ??4 18 2-368 [$1]. 294 leaves, pp. i-v vi-xii, 1-3 4-574, [2]. Engraved plate. Number of Volumes: Five volumes Bound in contemporary full vellum with double gilt fillet border around gilt roll of palmettes and sheaves of wheat (?). On the spine, elaborate gilt rolls head-to-tail. Title gilt on red, number gilt on black. Stab-binding. Fore and lower edges untrimmed. Some wear to lower fore-corners. Boards bowing a little, else fine. Vellum and gilt bright, text clean and essentially without foxing. A remarkably beautiful set. On the first free end-paper of each volume, a gift inscription reading: "Margaret Lindsay/ from her affectionate/ Grandmama—/ Rome 31st December/ 1838 —". In vol. III there are pressed flowers at 102-103, 263-264. In 1791, Lombardi published, after some twenty years of preparation, the first complete Roman edition of the Commedia, which was received extremely well (and remains one of the most highly-regarded editions in Italy). This edition contains in addition the Rimario (vol. IV), an extraordinary index of rhymed line-endings listed alphabetically, and a series of biographical essays on Dante and other material (including the Visione di Alberico), as well as catalogue of editions of the Commedia. It is an exceptionally useful set, with extensive and various notes; the only shame is that it’s so very beautiful. Brunet calls it a "bonne édition." Margaret Lindsay, born 31 December 1824, received this set from her maternal grandmother, Lady Trotter (Margaret (née Gordon), wife of Sir Coutts Trotter, 1st Bt.); her paternal grandmother (the Hon. Mrs. Robert Lindsay (Elizabeth, née Dick)) had died in 1835. In 1846 Lindsay married Alexander Lindsay, who would in 1869 become the 25th Earl of Crawford and 8th Earl of Balcarres. The Earldom of Crawford is among the oldest in the United Kingdom. The 25th Earl and his son together built up the Bibliotheca Lindesiana, which at the turn of the twentieth century was one of the foremost private libraries in Europe. The present item does not bear a bookplate of the Lindesiana, perhaps because it remained in the personal collection of the countess. Brunet II.507. Bookseller Inventory # 10962

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Alighieri, Dante:

Published by Rom, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, (1965)

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Item Description: Rom, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 1965. 387 x 241mm. 594 Seiten. 3 ganzseitige und 117 große, reich mit Gold verzierte Miniaturen und 97 Zierleisten. Entstehung: vor 1482 durch Guglielmo Giraldi aus Ferrara. Faksimile + Kommentar. Limitierte Auflage. Sehr selten! Kommentar von Eberhard König, Berlin. Vorzugsausgabe. Weißer Kalbspergamenteinband mit goldener Deckel- und Rückenprägung in Schuber. Editionsnummer: 175. Sehr schönes Exemplar. Unter den unzähligen Prachthandschriften der Renaissance nimmt Dantes Göttliche Komödie einen ganz besonderen Platz ein: Codex Urb. lat. 365 aus der Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana. Mit Fug und Recht hat man dieses Exemplar des berühmten Textes als die schönste Abschrift bezeichnet. Als Buch übertrifft es selbst Botticellis unvollendete Göttliche Komödie, die etwa zur selben Zeit angelegt wurde. Insgesamt 120 phantastische Miniaturen erzählen die ungeheuerlichen Visionen, drastisch und fesselnd von Dante in seinem Text beschrieben. Bereits 1965 wurde diese einmalige Edition von der Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana faksimiliert, jedoch im deutschen Sprachraum noch nie angeboten. Die Qualität ist heute noch beeindruckend! Die 296 Blätter des Dante aus Urbino wurden im Originalformat von 378 x 241mm wiedergegeben. Ein eingefärbter Halbpergament-Einband mit Moirée-Seide schützt die wertvolle Faksimile-Edition, die in einem Schuber ausgeliefert wird. Der wissenschaftliche Kommentarband, neu erstellt von Prof. Eberhard König aus Berlin, erläutert ausführlich die Miniaturen der Handschrift und gibt einen profunden Überblick über die spannende Geschichte und das kunsthistorische Umfeld der Entstehung der großartigen Handschrift. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 0. Bookseller Inventory # 10691

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Alighieri, Dante

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Item Description: Imago (Rimini), 2015. Edizione Facsimile del manoscritto miniato su pergamena SC-MS 1162 (D II 41). Esemplare n. 30 di 599, di cui 529 a numeri arabi, 50 in numeri romani, 20 HC fuori commercio. Miniature attribuite a Giacomo Gradenigo, ad un bolognese prossimo al Maestro delle iniziali di Bruxelles e al veneto Cristoforo Cortese. Rimini, 2015; ril. in pelle, pp. 252, ill. col., tavv. col., cm 20,5x28 (cofanetto). (Ars illuminandi). L'illustre codice gambalunghiano della Divina Commedia (Sc-Ms. 1162) è generalmente noto come Dante gradenighiano o gradonighiano dal nobile veneziano Giacomo Gradenigo (ca. metà XIV secolo-ante 1420), diplomatico letterato e fine poeta cortigiano, che copiò il poema dantesco, lo corredò di un commento che ripropone in forma accresciuta e più organica quello di Jacopo della Lana, e premise alle cantiche alcune epitomi in terzine di Menghino Mezzani, Jacopo Alighieri e Giovanni Boccaccio. Egli svela la propria identità e il proprio ruolo di copista nel sonetto caudato posto nel contropiatto superiore, dove così apostrofa il lettore: "Se saper vol letor cui il libro scrisse, gli capiversi il nome non fallisse". E in effetti le iniziali di ciascun verso, lette in acrostico, compongono il nome "IACOMO GRADONICO". Il codice (c. 2r) si fregia delle armi dei Sanudo accompagnate dagli emblemi di Giacomo Gradenigo: scudo con banda azzurra in campo d'argento, sormontato da due cartigli bianchi con motto ora illeggibile e da due elmi con padiglioni frangiati color rosso e cimieri rispettivamente a grifo coronato e a busto virile nudo e barbato con benda bianca svolazzante. Evidenti segni di manomissione indicano che lo stemma dei Sanudo fu eseguito sopra quello dei Gradenigo, di rosso alla banda d'argento scalinata. Le armi dei Sanudo figurano anche impresse sul piatto inferiore della coperta in pelle, che dunque è sicuramente antica ma forse non originale. Il manoscritto deve essere passato precocemente ai Sanudo e in quel momento dotato del loro stemma familiare. Certamente si trovava presso di loro già nei primi decenni del Quattrocento, perché alla Bodleian Library di Oxford si conserva un Inferno di Dante (Can. Ital. 115), datato 1422 e sottoscritto da Marino Sanudo, che ne ripete in maniera maldestra e parziale i disegni (quattordici su ventiquattro). Con buona probabilità pervenne ai Sanudo grazie agli stretti vincoli di amicizia e parentela che legarono Giacomo Gradenigo a Filippo Sanudo, la cui figlia Candiana nel 1390 aveva sposato Pietro, figlio di Giacomo. Il Dante gradenighiano è un codice membranaceo fortemente mutilo: mancano i canti XI (eccetto le prime due terzine)-XIII, XVII-XXIX e le prime quattro terzine del XXX dell'Inferno; i canti VI-XIV, i primi 20 versi del XV, i canti XX-XXIII, XXVIII (eccetto le prime venti terzine)-XXXIII del Purgatorio; le epitomi (?) e i canti XVI (eccetto i primi 19 versi)-XXXIII del Paradiso. È corredato da un originale e raffinato apparato illustrativo, che si interrompe ai primi otto canti dell'Infernoma che doveva coprire l'intero codice, come dimostrano gli spazi bianchi riservati a iniziali e vignette: a c. 2r, in sede di epitome, fregio a foglie d'acanto sui quattro margini con stemma dei Sanudo nel bas-de-page; da c. 2r a c. 22r, cioè all'inizio delle epitomi e dei primi 8 canti, 22 iniziali decorate, di cui le prime 5 conformi al fregio, le altre 17 di tipo diverso e qualità inferiore; a cc. 3r-23v, 24 vignette figurate che illustrano i primi otto canti dell'Inferno. Apre la serie la vignetta a tempera con "Dante e Virgilio nella selva oscura". Seguono 23 disegni a penna, acquerellati in tinte leggere e contornati da una sottile cornice rossa, accurati nei primi fogli poi via via più frettolosi e sommari. Si rileva la cancellatura per mano vandalica di alcune miniature e la totale campitura in nero delle raffigurazioni dei diavoli, forse per sovrapposizione successiva (cc. 8r, 13v, 16v, 18v, 20r, 23r-v). Dati preziosi sulla struttura originaria, la confezione. Bookseller Inventory # 3042515

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La Divina Commedia di Dante: ALIGHIERI Dante 1265-1321

ALIGHIERI Dante 1265-1321

Published by Ulrico Hoepli, Milano (1879)

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Item Description: Ulrico Hoepli, Milano, 1879. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good Plus. 64mo - up to 3" tall. 1879, VG+, Hoepli Milano, Miniature. In full red morocco, contemporary upper cover decorative gilt tooling, corners brushed. New lower cover w doublure to style.S[pine, relaid, raised bands, gilt titles and tooling. Internally, decorative board edges and turn-ins, red marbled endpapers, a.e.g, half title, portrait tissue guarded frontis, tp text in red and black, [6], [1], 2-499 pp, [1] limitation, 1 pl (frontis). Uncommon Milano Hoepli edition. 5*3cm. or 2*1.25 inches. (Welsh 2169. Mikrobiblion 76. Spielmann 114). The type for this microscopic edition was cast in 1850, when an attempt was made to set up the Divina commedia. The work was abandoned shortly, but was resumed in 1873. The colophon records the names of those concerned in the work. 1,000 copies were printed and the type destroyed. cf. Cornell Dante catalogue. Giuseppe Geche - typesetter. Luigi Baldan - printer. Bookseller Inventory # 005818

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DANTE ALIGHIERI

Published by PER NICOLO BETTONI, BRESCIA (1810)

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Item Description: PER NICOLO BETTONI, BRESCIA, 1810. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Book Condition: Bien. Dust Jacket Condition: Bien. Formato en 16º menor. SOBERBIA EDICION MINIATURA DE LA DIVINA COMEDIA (en 2 Volúmenes) Poema Epico considerado como una de las obras fundamentales de la transición del pensamiento medieval al renacentista, y sin lugar a dudas, obra maestra de la literatura italiana y una de las cumbres de la literatura universal. Escrita en torno al año 130? La edición que se ofrece, impresa en Brescia en el año 1810 por NICOLO BETTONI y presentada esta edición en dos pequeños volúmenes (Piccioli, formato en 32º mayor) tiene los esplendorosos textos del genial tipógrafo BODONI, conteniendo las noticias del erudito veronés Giovan Jacopo DIONISI sobre DANTE (fieles a la espléndida edición de Parma de 1795) así como toda la RIMA del insigne Poeta. EDICION MUY RARA Y ESCASA. Encuadernación en plena piel marrón con solapa (a modo de cierre) con cierres de plata. Buen estado general de conservación. Textos en Italiano. Tamaño 10 cm x 7 cm. TOMO I- LIII + 1 hoja + 487 págs., TOMO II- 533 págs. Bookseller Inventory # 003939

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La divina commedia: Alighieri, Dante

Alighieri, Dante

Published by Edizioni d'Arte A La Chance du Bibliophile, Milano (1959)

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Item Description: Edizioni d'Arte A La Chance du Bibliophile, Milano, 1959. Hardcover. Illustrated by Nattini, Amos (illustrator). First Edition. In three volumes. 442pp; 433pp; 467pp. Edition limited to 999 numbered copies. Gorgeous custom brown full calf bindings decorated in 24k gold on the sides and the spines, silk and leather gilt-decorated doublures, gilt inside dentelles. Signed by the binder, Elio Prato of Rome. With one hundred illustrations by Amos Nattini, originally created between the 1920s and the 1940s. Printed on hand-made, watermarked Ventura paper in Bodoni type. Edited by Dino Provenzal. All the volumes are in fine condition and are housed in the original slipcases. An outstanding set. ; Quarto. Bookseller Inventory # 25262

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DANTE ALIGHIERI

Published by Milano, Ulrico Hoepli, 1878 (Padova, f.lli Salmin). (1878)

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Item Description: Milano, Ulrico Hoepli, 1878 (Padova, f.lli Salmin)., 1878. (mm. 52x34), 1 c.b. + cc. 4 nn. + pp. 500, con un ritratto di Dante inciso in antip. Legatura coeva in pieno marocchino scuro, dorso a cinque scomparti con titoli in oro. Sguardie marmorizzate, tagli colorati in rosso. Lievissima abrasione al dorso, altrimenti molto ben conservato. Uno dei 1000 esemplari del celebre "Dantino" stampato a Padova, dai fratelli Salmin, per U.Hoepli. "Antonio Farina de Plaisance, qui fut parmi les plus habiles graveurs que l'Italie ait jamais eut, gravait en 1834 les poinçons de corps 2 sur 3 points d'un caractére microscopique, qui a été fondu seulement en 1850 pour le compte de Giacomo Gnocchi. Après des efforts inutiles pour l'utiliser, le caractère passa aux frères Salmin de Padoue, qui l'employère à imprimer en 1878 mille exemplaires du fameux Dantino, livre qui est généralement appelé Le Plus Petit Livre du Monde à cause plutot de la petitesse du caractère que des dimensions de la page" (Fumagalli, Lexicon, pag. 276). Cfr. anche Mikrobiblion n. 77. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 3.800,00 euro. Bookseller Inventory # 88998

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Dante, Alighieri;

Published by o.J., o.O.

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Item Description: o.J., o.O. ca. 160 Kupferstiche(13.5 x 19) von F.Fonchuso, F. Zempini, B. Crivellari , G. Ticiani et al. Deckel lose. 2°. Hldr. marm. Illustrierte Bücher. Bookseller Inventory # 14860

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Item Description: 1963. Torino: Collana Letteraria Documento. Cetra. (First edition). Square stout small folio with eighteen 33 1/3 long playing records in three separate long playing thick card illustrated record boxes with end caps housing six LP's and a book each in the three parts, "Inferno", "Purgatorio" and "Paradiso", of Dante Alighieri's "La Divina Commedia". Each LP is housed in a mylar sleeve and then each in an illustrated paper LP sleeve. All LP's are fine with no surface markings whatsoever and appear to have been played possibly only one time. The spine of the slipcase for "Inferno" has a light crease else all elements fine in the clothbound thick slipcase with an image of Dante on both side panels with a silk ribbon removal pull also fine. The printed book, in Italian, of each part, is included and laid into the slipcase with it's companion volume. Overall a spectacular copy of this massive and exhaustive reading by Albertazzi, d'Angelo, Fou and Millo of Dante's "The Devine Comedy". Rare. Bookseller Inventory # 1011073

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Dante Alighieri.

Published by Casa di Dante, Roma, (1987)

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Item Description: Casa di Dante, Roma, 1987. Premessa introduttiva per l'Inferno di Giorgio Petrocchi, per il Purgatorio di Aldo Vallone, per il Paradiso di Giovanni Fallani. 3 voll.in cofanetto di legno e velluto. cm.42x52,5, formato atlantico dall'Artista. Con 100 incisioni accompagnate da passi dei vari canti della Commedia stampati su velina, esemplare 171 di una tiratura complessiva di 999 copie. [Ottimo esemplare] . Prima ed unica edizione. Legatura in mezza pelle con fregi in oro e piatti in legno, ai piatti anteriori applicate medaglie in bronzo opera di Giacomo Manzù firmate. Bookseller Inventory # 204484

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La Divine Comédie (La divina commedia): Alighieri, Dante

Alighieri, Dante

Published by Jacques Beltrand, Paris (1922)

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Item Description: Jacques Beltrand, Paris, 1922. Hardcover. Limited/Numbered Edition. In three volumes. xii, 319pp; 320pp; 313pp. Edition published to celebrate the six hundredth anniversary of Dante's death and limited to 225 numbered copies, this being copy #190. Full vellum with gilt decorations and rules on covers, gilt lettering on spines, gilt inside dentelles; top edges gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. Printed on Arches paper with a "1321 Dante 1921" watermark. Illustrated with numerous wood engravings by Jacques Beltrand and his brothers Camille and Georges based on the drawings by Sandro Botticelli. Text in Italian and French. Translation from the Italian by André Pératé. Covers are a bit soiled and spines slightly darkened. Internally clean. A wonderful and well preserved set in a simple and stylish binding. ; Folio. Bookseller Inventory # 12894

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Alighieri, Dante

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Item Description: Presso Antonio Fulgoni, Roma, 1791. 502+ 523+ 541 pages p. Title page illustrations with two medallions and one engraving in each volume. With a fine owners bookplate on inside frontboards and smaller name on titelpages Bound in 3 contemporaty half calf with golddecoration and titellabels with goldtext on spines. With minor general wear to all bindings. 1 spine repaired. Bookseller Inventory # 14011408

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La Divina Commedia, or The Divine Vision: Dante Alighieri; Mario

Dante Alighieri; Mario Casella (Editor); H.F. Cary (Translator); Sandro Boticelli (Illustrations)

Published by The Nonesuch Press, [London] (1928)

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Item Description: The Nonesuch Press, [London], 1928. Vellum. Book Condition: Near Fine. Boticelli, Sandro (illustrator). Limited Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Limited edition of 1475 copies for sale, this No. 723, wonderfully illustrated throughout with silverpoint designs by Sandro Boticelli (Alessandro de Mariano di Vanni Felipepi, 1445-1510); perhaps his best-known work is "The Birth of Venus". Boticellli's drawings for Dante are represented here by 42 collotype reproductions, almost all of them double-page and inserted on a stub so that one can view the entire illustration. The translation in blank verse by the Rev. Henry Francis Cary (1772-1844) is well-known, passing through four editions in the translator's lifetime (N.B., much of above info from Wiki). ***DESCRIPTION: Bound in full bright orange vellum, both boards having a double ruled border and a central design in gilt, gilt lettering, design and rules at head and tail on the spine, top edge is gilt over a rough-cut edge, fore- and bottom edges uncut, text presented in two columns with Italian on the left and the English translation on the right, illustrations bound in on stubs throughout the text; type Poliphilus roman and Blado italic on Van Gelder mould-made paper, printed by the Westminster Press, the illustrations printed by Daniel Jacomet, pages quarto size (just about 12" tall), pagination: (i-iv), 1-325, blank (326), colophon (327), limited edition of 1475 copies for sale, this no. 723. ***CONDITION: Binding is in near fine condition, the orange colour remains strong and deep on the spine and the boards, with none of the common fading on the spine, the gilt is bright, not rubbed; there is some light rubbing to the two bottom corners and the tail of the spine, and the boards have the usual warping, else fine. Internally the volume is fine, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, the pages are all clean and bright, and it is entirely free of prior owner markings; there is one crease to the contents page, else fine. All illustrations are present as called for, each in fine condition. ***CITATION: Ransom pg. 168. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the Abe standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. Bookseller Inventory # CNJL510

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Item Description: In Venezia: presso Giambatista Pasquali, 1772. In-16 (17 cm) (1) (1) c. (di ritratto in antiporta) (1) c. (tavola dell'inferno) 296 292 320. Al frontespizio marca incisa con figura allegorica (rappresentante la letteratura) e motto: "La felicità delle lettere". Piena pergamena d'epoca. Ottimo esemplare. 18mo secolo. Bookseller Inventory # ANT1785

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Item Description: 0. Druck der Officina Serpentis in 200 Exemplaren. Die gesamten Holzschnitte des Buches, 86 Faksimileholzschnitte nach den Zeichnungen Botticellis und 108 typographische Holzschnitte, sind die fünfjährige Arbeit von Bruno Rollitz. Das umfangreichste und schwierigste Werk der Presse. Komplett sehr selten. Schönes Exemplar. - Backe 110. - Rodenberg 114 u 516. Schauer Bd. II,76. Bookseller Inventory # 8516AB

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Natalino Sapegno - G.D.Giani (Dante Alighieri)

Published by Cetra (1964)

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Item Description: Cetra, 1964. Book Condition: Buone. italiano. Bookseller Inventory # LBCAR_035140

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ALIGHIERI DANTE

Published by Bologna, Per Gamberini e Parmeggiani 1819/21 (1819)

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Item Description: Bologna, Per Gamberini e Parmeggiani 1819/21, 1819. Volumi 3 in 4°, mezza pelle coeva con tit. e fregi oro su tasselli al dorso. Pp. 8 n.n+ 238+ 4 n.n.+ 244+ 6 n.n.+ 212. Il testo è ornato da 101 tavole in rame di G. G. Macchiavelli che le intagliò in Roma fin dal 1806, con grande maestria. Edizione pubblicata per cura dell'Abate Filippo Macchiavelli e stimata da Ugo Foscolo "utile a chiunque attende allo studio più che alle dispute intorno al poema". Vita di Dante descritta da Paolo Costa. Discorso della prima e principale allegoria del poema, del Conte G. Marchetti. Qualche piccola giallitura ma buon esemplare. Mambelli 122. Bookseller Inventory # 73728

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Alighieri, Dante

Published by Presso Antonio Fulgoni, Roma (1791)

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Item Description: Presso Antonio Fulgoni, Roma, 1791. Full Vellum. Book Condition: Very Good. Quarto, three volumes, 502, 523, 541 pp, plus preliminaries, bound in full vellum with gilt titling on the spines (vellum moderately soiled and worn, consistent with a book of this vintage; covers a bit bowed, due to the shrinkage of the vellum; all edges marbled, top edges soiled; small 20th century bookplate on front pastedown of each; older inked owner's name to front pastedown of each; 20th century ink inscriptions on ffep of each; moderately soiled and/or foxed throughout; waterstains to upper page edges of two volumes [II: ca 144 leaves; III ca. 254 leaves]). Printed on laid watermarked paper (watermark indecipherable to me). Title page illustrations with two medallions in all three volumes plus three different copperplate engravings (one in each volume). Seemingly the first Divine Comedy printed in Rome. RARE. (This is a multi-volume set and may require additional shipping charges. Please contact me for details.) Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 8614

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La Divina commedia di Dante Alighieri con: ALIGHIERI, Dante.

ALIGHIERI, Dante.

Published by Nella Tipografia all’Insegna dell’Ancora, Firenze (1817)

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Item Description: Nella Tipografia all’Insegna dell’Ancora, Firenze, 1817. Book Condition: Condizione esemplare: Tav. calcogr. disegnate da Luigi Adamolli e incise dallo stesso e da Giovanni Paolo Lasinio. Splendido esempio di illustrazione libraria della Divina Commedia dedicata dagli editori allo scultore Antonio Canova. Completa di tutte le 125 tavole. Formato: 3 v. ([5], 208 p., XLIV c. di tav.; [2], 210, [2] p., XL c. di tav.; [2], 206, [2] p., XLI c. di tav.), 47 cm, mezza pelle con punte con dorso a cinque nervi, fregi e titoli oro dei primi del Novecento. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo, fioriture anche estese più evidenti ad alcune pagine. Bookseller Inventory # 62865

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DIVINA COMMEDIA Illustrata di Note Da Romualdo: Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri

Published by London Presso di R. Zotti 1819-1820 (1820)

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Item Description: London Presso di R. Zotti 1819-1820, 1820. 3 volumes. The second of Zotti’s two rare Italian editions printed in England, revised and with expanded notes and commentary. With an engraved portrait frontispiece of Dante in volume one. 8vo, full contemporary dark calf, the boards with a rolled frame in blind, the spines gilt tooled flat bands creating compartments with either gilt lettering or central gilt tooled devices, fine marbled endpapers and blind stippled turn-ins and board edges. lii, 463; 455; 491 pp. A fine and beautiful set, internally as fresh, clean and solid as could be found, appearing nearly unused and beautifully preserved. The contemporary calf bindings very handsome and proper, also beautifully preserved, one hinge of volume three quite tender, easily repairable. RARE, OF ZOTTI’S TWO PRINTINGS OF DANTE THE TOTAL NUMBER LISTED IN LIBRARY HOLDINGS IS ONLY 43 COPIES, AND THIS EDITION BEING ONLY 23 OF THOSE. Of these listed, some are incomplete and most do not have the portrait of Dante. Zotti, an Italian printer living in London but publishing in Italian was an important figure in the importation of Italian literature into the English speaking world. It is in no way surprising that this, Zotti’s second edition of Dante, was printed the same year as the first complete modern English translation. Zotti’s Dante includes important notes and commentary, Zotti’s introduction, and a ‘Vita’ edited from that of Girolamo Tiraboschi. Bookseller Inventory # 25071

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La Divina Commedia. Immagini di Amos Nattini.: ALIGHIERI DANTE.

ALIGHIERI DANTE.

Published by Chance du Bibliophile., Milano. (1959)

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Item Description: Chance du Bibliophile., Milano., 1959. 3 voll., in 4°, p. vitellino rosso, pp. 442 + 433 + 467, l'opera è arrichita da ben 100 tavv. a colori di Amos Nattini. Edizione speciale tirata in 999 copie, esempl. n. 863. Cofanetto in pesante cartonatura marmorizzata. Ottimo e raro. Bookseller Inventory # 22434

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La Divina Commedia di Dante Alighieri Corretta: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
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Item Description: Roma: Nella Stamperia de Romanis. Con Licenza de' Superiori. [Vol. I] MDCCCXV. [Vol. 2] MDCCCXVI. [Vol. III] MDCCCXVI. [Vol. IV] MDCCCXVII., , 1815. FOUR VOLUMES. Quarto, 265x195mm. In original tan half-calf bindings, a little scuffed, with marbled sides. Five raised bands on spines with decorative blind roll outline and gilt roll on the bands; black lettering pieces and volume number gilt. Vol. I Inferno, 1815: inner front hinge cracked; li, [1], 486, [2] pages; signatures: *-5*4, 6*6, A-Z4, 2A-2Z4, 3A-3P4, the final leaf is blank; with plate facing p.1. Vol. II Purgatorio, 1816: [2], iii-vii, [1], 519, [1] pages; signatures: [4], A-Z4, 2A-2Z4, 3A-3T4; small tear, possibly a paper fault, in lower margin of 2T4 far away from text; with plate facing p.1. Vol. III Paradiso, 1816: inner front hinge starting; [4], v-vii, [1], 522 pages; signatures: [4], A-Z4, 2A-2Z4, 3A-3T4, V1; with plate facing p.1. Vol. IV Le Principali Cose Appartenenti alla Divina Commedia, 1817: inner front hinge starting; [2], iii-viii, [2], 3-132, [2], 3-116, [1], 118-167, [3], 171-184, [2], 3-58, [1], 60-164 pages; signatures: a4, A-P4, Q6; A-Z4, A-U4, [2]; with plate facing p.1. Well laid out with broad margins. An exceptionally crisp, clean and tight set. (Further information and photographs available on request.). Bookseller Inventory # 14393

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DANTE ALIGHIERI

Published by Bloomsbury The Nonesuch Press (1928)

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Item Description: Bloomsbury The Nonesuch Press, 1928. The Nonesuch Press Edition of Dante's 'Divine Comedy' One of 1,475 Numbered copies on Van Gelder Paper [NONESUCH PRESS]. DANTE ALIGHIERI. La Divina Commedia or The Divine Vision of Dante Alighieri in Italian & English. Bloomsbury: The Nonesuch Press, [1928]. One of 1475 numbered copies on Van Gelder paper, this being copy number 180. Small folio (8 1/8 x 12 inches; 305 x 210 mm.). [4], 325, [1, blank] [1,colophon] [1, blank] pp. With forty-two (mainly double-page) illustrations from drawings by Sandro Botticelli. Publisher's orange stained vellum with gilt borders and centerpieces on the covers, spine lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt on the rough. Spine bright and without usual sunning, off-setting to front and rear endpapers, as usual. A small split to bottom of front free endpaper. Otherwise, about fine with usual warping. This is the first occasion that Botticelli's drawings appear in conjunction with the text for which they were drawn. Dreyfus 50. Nonesuch Century. HBS 67086. $1,250. Bookseller Inventory # 67086

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La Divina Commedia manoscritta da Boccaccio.: DANTE ALIGHIERI.

DANTE ALIGHIERI.

Published by Negli Occhi Santi di Bice,, Roveta, (1820)

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Item Description: Negli Occhi Santi di Bice,, Roveta, 1820. Tre volumi di cm. 25, pp. 612 (8) complessive. Antiporta incisa con la raffigurazione di Dante, Petrarca e Boccaccio, graziosa marca tipografica che rappresenta un elefantino. Brossura originale con cornici e titoli a stampa. Qualche leggero alone limitato alle brossure, peraltro esemplare genuino e marginoso, ben conservato ed a fogli chiusi. Edizione eseguita sul celebre manoscritto autografo del Boccaccio e postillato dal Petrarca (cui il codice sarebbe appartenuto - cod. Vaticano 3199) e del quale l'editore Fantoni trasse copia fedele a Parigi prima che il codice venisse restituito. Cfr. De Batines,148 e Mambelli (126): "Edizione che fu eseguita con precisione che Karl Witte chiamò diplomatica". Rara ed assai stimata edizione. Bookseller Inventory # 44624

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Dante Alighieri.

Published by Fratelli Alinari 1902-1903,, Firenze, (1902)

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Item Description: Fratelli Alinari 1902-1903,, Firenze, 1902. rilegati. Nuovamente illustrata da Artisti Italiani a cura di Vittorio Alinari. completo in 3 volumi. cm.26x37, pp.140,146,166, Ottimo esemplare. Bookseller Inventory # 130898

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Divina Commedia].: Dante Alighieri; Andrea

Dante Alighieri; Andrea Rubbi.

Published by Antonio Zatta e figli, Venice (1784)

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Item Description: Antonio Zatta e figli, Venice, 1784. Leather. Book Condition: Good. Octavo (16cm); 3 volumes, 396; 352; 392 pages. Engraved portrait medallion on title page of each volume. 100 engraved half-page vignettes after Pietro Antonio Novelli (1729-1804). Bound in utility mottled calf, with spines tooled in gilt, titled on leather labels. Label of first volume split but present. Covers generally worn, with tender joints separating at spine ends. Worm trail in upper board of first volume, and in spine of second. Blue marbled endleaves and edges. Internally quite clean and fresh, with better than average margins References: Leporace, "Il libro illustrato nel settecento a Venezia," #6; Volkmann, "Iconografia Dantesca," 123; Fiske Dante Collection, 12. One of the master printers who led the book arts into a remarkable flowering in 18th century Venice, Antonio Zatta first produced an illustrated edition of Dante in 1757, in quarto. A full generation later, with the firm renamed "Zatta and sons," the old master conceived the idea of producing illustrated pocket editions of the best Italian poets, the "Parnaso italiano," as he called it. First off the press in the new series was Petrarch, followed quickly by the Divine Comedy offered here. It is not a mere reprint of the 1757 edition. Rather, Zatta hired an artist (Novelli) and an engraver (Cristoforo Dall'Acqua) to produce 100 fresh illustrations based on the earlier edition, but reflecting the new Rococo fashions that had come to inform every aspect of Venetian craftsmanship in the intervening years. The result, according to Volkmann, was "a pretty, pocket-size Dante, in the smallest bulk, adorned with graceful prints. Everything is serene and elegant, executed in the most minute fashion, and full of pleasing effects. Even the damned in hell seem to be amusing themselves quite happily." Text edited by Andrea Rubbi, with vocabulary notes by G. A. Volpi. Bookseller Inventory # 5527

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