La Divina Commedia.
Or, The Divine Vision. In Italian and English. The Italian text edited by Mario Casella of the University of Florence with the English version of H. F. Cary and 42 illustrations after the drawings by Sandro Botticelli.London: The Nonesuch Press, 1928 Stock Code: 122614
Unusually bright, the spine notably unfadedFirst Nonesuch edition, number 302 from a limited edition of 1,475 copies on Dutch paper. A beautifully presented and bound edition of Dante's Divine Comedy, with Dante's Italian printed parallel to Rev. Henry F. Cary's English translation (1814, a translation much loved by Coleridge), and with Sandro Botticelli's illustrations, reproduced from the first Florentine edition of the Divine Comedy (1481).
Folio. Original orange vellum, titles to spine, roundels and ruling to boards in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed.
With 34 double and 8 single-page plates after Botticelli.
Spine ends and tips a little rubbed, contents faintly toned. An excellent, bright copy, with very little fading of the notoriously fugitive orange from the spine.
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