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DANTE, Alighieri
[THE DIVINE COMEDY] LA DIVINA COMEDIA OR THE DIVINE VISION OF DANTE ALIGHIERI IN ITALIAN & ENGLISH
New York: Nonesuch Press, 1928. Hardcover. Foxing to first and last few pages, heaviest to pastedowns and then light; spine evenly sunned to a white color. Very Good. Large octavo (8-1/4" x 12-1/2") bound in full orange vellum with a gilt decorative device at the center of both covers. Copy #290 of 1475 copies on Van Gelder paper with Dante's original Italian text printed parallel to Rev. Henry F. Cary's English translation (1814, a translation much loved by Coleridge), and with reproductions of 42 of Sandro Botticelli's engravings, which were used in the first Florentine edition of the Divine Comedy (1481).
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA [United States]
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