11-02-2003 11-02-2003
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2218 Boston
November 2, 2003 11:00AMCalender

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)

Auction: Sale #2218 - 2218 Location: Boston Date / Time: November 02, 2003 11:00AM


Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), Divine Commedia in English; The Dore Dante, London, et al., Cassell and Co., translated by The Rev. Henry Francis Cary, six volumes, dedicated to and signed by Sir Henry Irving, numbered XIV of fifty-five copies, each volume with a watercolor drawing after Gustave Dore by William Satterlee, bound in full morocco extra by La Belle Sauvage Bindery, the cover with central draped panel with multicolored onlays with the initials "DD" surmounted by two masks, green curtains and flanked by purple inlaid flowers, the borders with scrolled gilt borders; each interior front cover with green and red moroccan inlaid Art Nouveau design with tightly bunched grape and leaf gilt borders and mounted to the center with a bronze portrait medallion of Dante; the interior back cover with multicolored moroccan onlay design of foliage (in three differing patterns throughout the six volumes) and having silk doublures to the front and back, folio, (very minor wear to spine edges).
Estimate $8,000-10,000


Dante Alighieri, London, Cassell and Co., Belle Sauvage Bindery, Gustave Dore, Henry Francis Cary, Henry Irving, William Satterlee