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Book 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, 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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LA DIVINA COMMEDIA

BINDINGS - MARIUS MICHEL). (MINIATURE BOOK). DANTE ALIGHIERI
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Book Description: Ulrico Hoepli, Milano, 1878. Hardcover. ONE OF 1,000 COPIES. A Little Inlaid Bibliopegic Jewel, OfferingRemarkable Technique, Charm, and Condition. 54 x 32 mm (2 1/8 x 1 1/4"). 4 p.l., 499, [1] pp. ONE OF 1,000 COPIES. SUPERB CONTEMPORARY TAN MOROCCO INTRICATELY INLAID IN THE "FLORE ORNAMENTALE" STYLE BY MARIUS MICHEL (stamp-signed on front doublure), covers and spine with black inlaid morocco frames outlined in gilt enclosing a pattern of interlocking vines, leaves, and irises, all outlined in gilt and accented with gilt circlets, RED MOROCCO DOUBLURES with French fillet borders, all edges gilt. Contained in a custom-made (very probably original) velvet-lined case of dark brown morocco, the upper cover and sides adorned with gilt lozenges and flowers. With engraved frontispiece portrait of the author. The type cast by Giacomo Gnocchi of Milan, set by Giuseppe Geche, printed by Luigi Baldan, and corrected by Luigi Busato. Bondy, p. 95; Spielman 114. A SPLENDID COPY OF AN EXCEPTIONALLY CHARMING ITEM, with virtually no signs of use even to the case. This is a little bibliopegic gem, at once one of the most renowned miniature books ever produced and a striking inlaid miniature binding by one of the great French workshops of the Belle Epoque. Spielman thought the type (known as "flies' eyes" and measuring about two-point) was "the smallest ever employed." Whether that claim remains true, the Grolier Club's "Miniature Books: 4,000 Years of Tiny Treasures" reported that working with this type, which is scarcely visible to the naked eye, "is said to have injured the eyesight of both the compositor and corrector. It took one month to print 30 pages, and new types were necessary for every new forme." The amazing technical achievement of the printing is echoed here by the binding, in which we see a beautiful demonstration of the then-revolutionary "Flore Ornamentale" design. The elder Marius Michel had produced distinguished work in the prevailing historical style for two decades, beginning in Paris in 1849. He was joined in the business by his son Henri (also known as "Marius Michel"), who believed passionately "that bookbinding needed a new vocabulary of ornamentation in order to express the mood and spirit of contemporary authors." He found in the 1878 International Exposition a convenient and appropriate forum through which to promote the revolutionary style of decorative ornaments based on nature, a style he called "La Flore Ornamentale." He was at first viewed as impudent and rebellious, and his work was objected to on theoretical grounds as being too much like "art," and too little like a product of the binder's craft. But "the young man's fervent convictions, as well as his superb technical skills, as both a binder and a gilder, won him an increasing number of supporters. By 1885 his designs were seen as a viable alternative to traditional bindings for certain books." Other binders began to imitate his approach, but Marius Michel the Younger was the "undisputed leader of the new movement, [his] incomparable technique, harmonious selection of color, and infinite variety of plant motifs [placing] his work above those of his contemporaries." (Duncan & De Bartha) The design and finishing of this binding set it far above what one usually finds on a miniature book, and its unsurpassable condition and irresistible charm make this a compellingly attractive item. Bookseller Inventory # ST11966

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La Divina Commedia. Imagini di Amos Nattini.

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Book Description: Milano, Istituto Nazionale Dantesco, 1931 - 1941., 1941. 3 voll. in folio elefante (cm. 84x66,5), legatura "di attesa" editoriale, in velluto, con sguardie in seta decorata (l'opera doveva essere poi rilegata in pelle sbalzata, con decorazioni e colori diversi per ognuno dei tre volumi). Testo impresso in oro, e complessive 100 tavole a colori riprodotte con il sistema brevettato UVAKROM, una collografia inventata in Germania e che veniva stampata a Dresda. Il lavoro durò oltre vent'anni e la consegna delle tavole con le cantiche veniva effettuata da fattorini che appositamente partivano da Milano, man mano che Nattini le componeva. La tiratura fu di 1000 copie. Gli esemplari completi di tutte le tavole nel volume del Paradiso risultano essere particolarmente rari in quanto la tipografia di Dresda fu distrutta dai bombardamenti alleati sulla città. I quadri ad olio, originali del Nattini, sono raccolti nel caveau della Banca Popolare di Bergamo. "Cinque secoli del Libro Italiano - Mostra Storica", n. 661. A queste Imagini dal colorismo intenso e pregnante, Amos Nattini, che D'Annunzioo chiamò Pittore degli spiriti, ha dedicato venti anni di impegno assiduo. Esemplare in cui diverse delle tavole risultano firmate in basso a destra dall'artista. Bookseller Inventory # 15520

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BODONI IMPRINT). DANTE ALIGHIERI
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Book Description: Nel Regal Palazzo, Parma, 1796. Hardcover. The Bodoni Dante in Remarkably Fine Condition and in a Lovely New Binding. 318 x 235 mm (12 1/2 x 9 1/4"). Three volumes. Edited by Giovanni Jacopo Dionisi. The Large Quarto Edition (there was a folio edition published the same year). VERY FINE REPLICA BINDINGS OF DEEP BLUE STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, HANDSOMELY GILT, by Courtland Benson, raised bands, covers gilt with a wide frame of interlocking drawer handle tools accented with small flowers, inner floral roll frame with oblique tulip cornerpieces, raised bands, spine panels with elaborate gilt fleuron centerpiece, gilt titling, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Brooks 654; Koch I, 12. Except for faint pinpoint foxing on the title page of the second volume and trivial smudges here and there, AN ESPECIALLY FINE, FRESH COPY WITH VAST MARGINS, and in unworn, particularly attractive, and convincing retrospective bindings. This is an especially tall copy--with leaves measuring 305 x 230 mm.--of the quarto edition of Bodoni's Dante, considered by Brooks to be as beautiful as the folio version (which he described as "Bellissima"). The same elegant format and typeface are used, and the two editions differ only in pagination. The most celebrated European printer of his era, Giambatista Bodoni (1740-1813) worked for more than 20 years at the royal press in Parma before obtaining permission to set up his own private press in 1791. Brooks says, "He took his printing in all its branches very seriously, laboured incessantly to perfect his type, had a fine artistic sense, . . . and produced books not only of a very high standard, but also showing a remarkably distinct individuality. . . . The result of his labours is a long list of books which . . . reach a very high, many of them the highest, level of technical excellence." Editor Giovanni Jacopo Dionisi based the text of the present edition on the manuscript of Filippo Villani, who had been appointed as the Florentine public reader of the "Divine Comedy" in 1392. Neither version of the Bodoni Dante is common in the marketplace: ABPC records just five copies, both folio and quarto, at auction since 1975, and only one since 1988. Although the bindings are new, they are faithful to the period and executed with great skill and very considerable aesthetic success. The Large Quarto Edition (there was a folio edition published the same year). Bookseller Inventory # ST12438b

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La Divina Commedia. Illustrazioni di Dalì

Dante (1265-1321) Alighieri
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Book Description: Arte e Scienze Salani 1963-1964, Firenze, 1963. in-folio. 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 6 voll Nota: poiché quest'opera comprende più volumi, potrebbe essere richiesto un contributo aggiuntivo per le spese di spedizione. Please note: as this is a set of volumes, extra charges may be required. numero di pagine 159; 160-327; 163; 164-329; 163; 164-321 corredata da 100 tavv.a colori f.t. 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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La divina commedia. Illustrazioni di DalÃ

Dante Alighieri
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Book Description: Salani, Firenze, 1964. Cartonato. Le tre cantiche sono illustrate da 100 tavv. a colori, create da Salvador Dali', incise e stampate da Raymond Jacquet a Parigi, su carta di Rives. Importante edizione impressa dalla Stamperia Valdonega di Verona, su carta a mano Magnani. Tiratura di 2900 esemplari. Numero di tavole: 0 pp.0 altezza 0 larghezza 0 Esemplare in 6 volumi in ottimo stato. Ogni volume à in cofanetto. Bookseller Inventory # NARCIT1000028-3717

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La Divina Commedia. Illustrazioni di Dali'.

Dante Alighieri
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Book Description: Arti e Scienze, Salani 1964, 1964. In 4° gr., 6 voll., br. edit. incamiciate e inserite in legature rigide sciolte, ogni volume in cofanetto orig. decorato con motivi geometrici a colori e oro, testo in fascicoli sciolti. Splendida edizione illustrata da 100 tavv. a colori create da Salvador Dali', incise e stampate da Raymond Jacquet a Parigi, su carta di Rives. Importante edizione impressa dalla Stamperia Valdonega di Verona, su carta a mano Magnani e confezionata dalla Legatoria Torriani di Milano. La ns. copia fa parte della tiratura di 2900 esempl. numerati a mano (es. 454). Perfetta conservaz. Bookseller Inventory # 24-0012

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LA DIVINA COMMEDIA di Dante.

DANTE ALIGHIERI
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Book 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. Bookseller Inventory # 81202

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Book Description: Livorno: Tommaso Masi & Co., with the types of Bodoni, 1807, 1807. 3 volumes, octavo (214 × 142 mm). Bound by C. Lewis (signed in blind at foot of front pastedown, vol. 1) in contemporary green straight-grain morocco, covers with wide vine borders in gilt enclosed by two-line blind borders, spines with wide raised bands, first and last compartments richly gilt, others gilt-lettered direct, decorative gilt roll to turn-ins, yellow ochre endpapers, gilt edges. A little rubbing to extremities, occasional light foxing, an excellent copy. Portrait of Dante engraved by Raffaello Morghen after Stefano Tofanelli as frontispiece to vol. 3, engraved diagram of Inferno by R. Spadaccini. Ownership inscription of Mary Bligh, the gift of her uncle Edward, 1819 to front free endpaper in vol. 1; inscriptions of John Taylor Coleridge, 1838, to other volumes. A handsomely bound set of the Leghorn edition of Gaetano Poggiali (1753–1814): "Edizione molto pregiata per la correzione e la nitidezza procurata dal celebre bibliofilo" (Gamba). The first volume contains the Inferno, the second Purgatorio and Paradiso, and the third volume has Poggiali's life of Dante and commentary. A fourth volume of additional commentary ("Le annotazioni alle due ultime cantiche") was published later, in 1813. Charles Lewis (1786–1836) was "unquestionably London's leading binder, patronized by all the great collectors of the day" (ODNB): William Beckford called him "the true Angel of binding." This set from the library of Sir John Taylor Coleridge (1790–1876), judge, nephew of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, with his inscriptions to the front blanks recording the price of the set at one guinea, Montague Place, 1 January 1838. Coleridge had gained an appetite for Italian literature on his grand tour in 1814. Gamba 400. Bookseller Inventory # 62187

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Book 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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Book Description: Presso Antonio Fulgoni, Roma, 1791. Full Vellum. Book Condition: Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 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.) 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 8614

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Book 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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Book 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

Book 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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La Divine Comédie (La divina commedia).

Alighieri, Dante
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Book Description: Jacques Beltrand, Paris, 1922. Hardcover. Limited/Numbered Edition. 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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Book Description: Tipographia della Minerva, in Padova. 1822, 1822. Tipographia della Minerva, in Padova. 1822, ".dei nomi proprj e delle cose notabili; unito la biografia di Dante, varie ill. della divina commedia ed il catalogo delle edizioni. Large 8vo. Five volumes bound in four: pp xxxvi, 747; [iv], 799; [iv], 845; [viii], 430; xii, 574. Engraved portrait. Bookseller Inventory # 80516

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La Divina Commedia

ALIGHIERI DANTE
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Book 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

Book Description: REGIA SCUOLA TIPOGRAFICA E DI ARTI AFFINI DI TORINO NELLA STAMPERIA QUATTROCENTESCA DEL BORGO MEDIEVALE, TORINO, 1911. Pergamena. Book Condition: in ottime condizioni. In-folio Piccolo. Elegante legatura in piena pergamena; ai piatti anteriori, nome dell'autore manoscritto a penna con capolettera miniati e rialzati in oro, ai bordi superiori e inferiori delle legature intreccio di strisce di pelle allumata, alla moda delle legature quattrocentesche, che si prolungano a formare lacci di chiusura. I volume: 251 carte non numerate, con prefazione di Corrado Corradino, riproducenti in facsimile la prima edizione della Divina Commedia pubblicata a Foligno nel 1472. II volume: frontespizio con titolo e bella marca tipografica stampata in rosso, 2 carte non numerate di indicazioni, 92 tavole fuori testo riproducenti immagini quattrocentesche della Divina Commedia, 21 riproducono i disegni del Botticelli dell'edizione del 1481, 68 riproducono le silografie dell'edizione di Brescia del 1487 e 3 le incisioni a piena pagina dell'edizione venete del 1491. Opera tirata a soli 200 esemplari in occasione dell'Esposizione di Torino del 1911. Mambelli cita che ne fu venduto un esemplare nel 1927 a 1.500 lire e un altro esemplare nel 1929 (Olschki) a ben 300 lire oro. L'opera si presenta in perfette condizioni, in barbe, dalla legatura molto curata. Cfr. MAMBELLI G., "Gli annali delle edizioni dantesche [.]", Bologna 1931, n. 551. Bookseller Inventory # 000226

Book 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. (Photographs available on request.). Bookseller Inventory # 14393

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LA DIVINA COMMEDIA. IMMAGINI DI AMOS NATTINI.

DANTE ALIGHIERI.
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Book Description: Milano, Chance du Bibliophile, 1959-61, 1959. Note illustrative di Dino Provenzal. 3 volumi in-4,legatura in tutta pelle editoriale,cofanetti editoriali cartonati e marmorizzati, pp.442,443,467 e 100 tavv. a colori di Amos Nattini. Buon esemplare. Bookseller Inventory # ff47e584fb5458f1c19f75636f5aa181

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Book Description: Milano, à la chance du Bibliophile 1959 - 1961, Milano, à la chance du Bibliophile, 1959. Tre volumi in-4to gr. (cm. 35,3) di pp. 442, (6); 433, (7); 4667, (9) con 100 belle tavv. a col. n.t. riprodotte dai dipinti originali che Amos Nattini compose per la monumentale edizione stampata dal 1921 al 1941. Mz.pelle screziata con angoli, dso a nervi, fregi e tit. oro al dso. Custodie edit. cartonate, motivo in oro ai pti (lievi scoloriture marginali). Esemplare a fogli chiusi. Edizione normale di 1500 es. (n. 1322) stampata da A. Pizzi su carta a mano della Cartiera Ventura. Comanducci, p. 2194: ".illustrò la Divina Commedia che gli costò oltre vent'anni di lavoro ma gli procurò larghi consensi". Ojetti U. "Nel mondo dantesco egli ha così cercato di soddisfare prima di tutto questa sua sete del sovraumano, del metafisico, dell'eterno". Bookseller Inventory # 13421

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Book Description: London, 1928. Edition limited to 1475 copies, folio, pp. [4], 324, [3]; full original orange vellum; near fine copy, with no fading of the spine, as is common with this book. The Italian text was edited by Marion Casella of the University of Florence with the English version of H.F. Cary, 34 double- page and 8 full-page illustrations after the drawings by Sandro Botticelli. One of the premiere productions of the press. Dreyfus, 50. Bookseller Inventory # 30015

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La Divina Commedia manoscritta da Boccaccio.

DANTE ALIGHIERI.
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Book 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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Book 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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Book Description: casa editrice: TREC EDIZIONI PREGIATE anno: 1990 città: ROMA, 1990. LEGATURE IN PELLE O SIMILPELLE EDITORIALE MARRONE CON COFANETTI E TITOLI IN ORO. QUESTA EDIZIONE E' STAMPATA NELL'OFFICINA CARTE VALORI DELL'ISTITUTO POLIGRAFICO E ZECCA DELLO STATO, SU CARTA SPECIALE FILIGRANATA PER INCISIONI ROSASPINA APPOSITAMENTE FABBRICATA DALLE CARTIERE MILIANI-FABRIANO. EDIZIONE STAMPATA IN 1990 ESEMPLARI, LA NOSTRA E' LA COPIA N. 1490 CON FIRMA ORIGINALE DI ERNESTO TRECCANI numero pagine: 206+230+214 formato: 45X33 stato conservazione: BUONO illustrazioni: DORE', RIVISITAZIONE CON I COLORI DI ERNESTO TRECCANI. Bookseller Inventory # 8631

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La Divina Commedia.

Dante Alighieri:
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Book Description: Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato,, Rom, 1965. Ca. 43 x 30,5 cm. 3 Bände. Rom, Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato, 1965. Ca. 43 x 30,5 cm. 150 S., (2) Seiten, mit 34 farbigen Tafeln; 144 S., (2) Seiten, mit 33 farbigen Tafeln; 198 S., (2) Seiten, mit 33 farbigen Tafeln. Original-Ledereinbände mit Rücken- und Deckelgoldprägung. Im Original-Holzschuber mit illustriertem Leinenüberzug. Exemplar 149/1000. Nel VII Cenetenario della nascita di Dante Alighieri. Testo e sommari curati da Luigi Pietrobono. Miniature scelte e commentate da Sergio Samek Ludovici. In italienischer Sprache. Rücken etwas bestoßen. Schönes breitrandiges Exemplar dieser bibliophilen Ausgabe. Sprache: Italienisch Original-Ledereinbände mit Rücken- und Deckelgoldprägung. Im Original-Holzschuber mit illustriertem Leinenüberzug. Bookseller Inventory # 32749AB

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Divina Commedia or The Divine Vision of Dante Alighieri in Italian & English

DANTE ALIGHIERI
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Book 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 lightly sunned, off-setting to front and rear endpapers, as usual. A very good copy. 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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Divina Commedia or The Divine Vision of Dante Alighieri in Italian & English

DANTE ALIGHIERI
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Book 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 200. 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 lightly sunned, off-setting to front and rear endpapers, as usual. In a black cloth slipcase. A very good copy. 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 66846. $1,250. Bookseller Inventory # 66846

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Book Description: Presso Tommaso Masi, Livorno, 1807. 4 voll. in 8, pp. XXIV + 360; 416; (4) + 454; VI + 474 con 2 tavv. inc. Ottimo e genuino esemplare in barbe con sporadiche ossidazioni e bruniture diffuse. Br. ed. muta. Edizione considerata pregevole per la cura che vi pose il Poggiali anche se le varie lezioni riportate non sembrano aggiungere nuova luce. Al primo volume, oltre al bel ritratto inciso dal Morghen, vi è apposta la dedicatoria del Poggiali stesso a Maria Luigia. Il testo è contenuto nei primi due volumi, il terzo e il quarto contengono la vita e le annotazioni. De Batines, I, pp. 128: - Edizione molto pregiata per la correzione e la nitidezza procurata dal celebre bibliofilo Gaetano Poggiali.- . Gamba, 400: - Gaetano Poggiali si propose di dare un'accurata ristampa dell'edizione curata dai vocabolaristi, nel che si dimostrò diligente e severo.-. Brunet, II, 506. Olschki, Letteratura dantesca 1911, 84. ITA. Bookseller Inventory # 30 n490

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Divina Commedia].

Dante Alighieri; Andrea Rubbi.
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Book 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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