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Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) La Divina Commedia or the Divine Vision of Dante Alighieri in Italian & English

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
185
Sold for:
$185$150

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) La Divina Commedia or the Divine Vision of Dante Alighieri in Italian & English. London: The Nonesuch Press, 1928.
Folio, limited edition copy number 889 of 1475, printed in parallel columns in English and Italian throughout, embellished with forty-two illustrations after Botticelli, bound in full bright orange parchment, tooled in gold, with a blue buckram slipcase; front board of binding smeared, perhaps improperly cleaned in an operation that removed the orange color, and then amateurishly touched up, also affecting the central gold-tooled lozenge, 12 x 8 in.
Estimate $300-500


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Dante Alighieri, Divina Commedia, London, Nonesuch Press

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