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Alighieri, Dante; Cary, Rev. Henry Francis (Translator)
The Vision or, Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise of Dante Alighieri....
LONDON & NY, 1870 Published by FREDERICK WARNE & COMPANY Binding: LEATHER BOUND BROWN Size: 5.5 X 7.5 496 Pages Overall Condition is: GIFT QUALITY 1870-1890C Title contued...with a life of Dante, Chronological View of his Age, Additional Notes, and an Index. FANTASTIC ELEGANT... Custom Wonderfully handmade medieval looking arts and crafts leather binding. Matching beveled edges, top, bottom and fore edge. 3 large raised horizontal ribs evenly spaced on spine. Raised leather lacnig on both front and back parallel with spine ribs gives the appearance of going through the boards. Patterns of lacing end with an impressed leaf and are identical patterns on front and back. Metal artistic clasps are nailed to front and rear fore-edge with limp leather straps for latching closed the book. Lacing has slight wear and discoloration from sitting on table or rubbing up against books on a shelf. Light scratches to leather, however, this does not detract from this absolutely beautiful treasure!
Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop (princetn) [Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States]
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