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[La Commedia] La Divina Commedia....

Illustrata Da Ugo Foscolo. Meruit deus esse videri Carmine complexus terras mare sidera manes. Tomo Primo.

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Published: London Pietro Rolandi, 1842-3

Stock Code: 129545

£375
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Notes

First Foscolo edition, in the original Italian. John Carlyle in his 1867 translation of The Inferno, noted the importance of this 1842 Foscolo edition on account of the accurate references it contains and for the legacy that Foscolo's translations left in this book. "By accurate citation of every authority within his reach, he cleared the way for finally determining the text of the great Poem; and all the editions of it, that have been published since the appearance of his, contain many of the readings and restorations which he contended for". Provenance: Sir John Hobhouse was an English politician and diarist. He was credited with the invention of the phrase 'His Majesty's (Loyal) Opposition' and he was also a close friend of Lord Byron.

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Description

4 volumes, quarto (220 x 150 mm). Contemporary sand-yellow half calf, spines gilt-tooled in compartments, more recent red morocco title labels to each, marbled boards, top edge gilt, pastedown and endpapers marbled.

Illustrations

With engraved frontispieces and 4 plates by Foscolo; facsimile of Foscolo letter loosely inserted in vol. I.

Condition

Contemporary bookplate of Sir John Hobhouse Baronet to front pastedown, with his shelf labels to spines and to front free endpapers. Rubbed, some foxing. A good copy.

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