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201 [LONGFELLOW, HENRY WADSWORTH (1807-1882)]. Alighieri, Dante. SAN FRANCESCO D'ASSISI NEL POEMA DI DANTE E NEGLI AFFRESCHI DI GIOTTO.
Firenze: Editori Giulio Giannini e Figlio, 1905. Near fine 
Sm. 4to. 24pp. Bound in faux parchment which was produced to appear "aged". Very light soiling to parchment and minor edgewear. Printed on heavy cardstock. Reproduction of a fourteenth century illuminated manuscript, chromolithographed in this edition by E. Bernardi of Milan. Dante's encounter with Saint Francis in the eleventh canto of Paradiso is recounted in a decorative script. Embossed illuminated borders and Florentine scrolls frame Giotto's richly colored paintings of the Life of Saint Francis. This copy includes the hard-to-find four page insert of Longfellow's translation printed to match the book, laid in at the rear, along with a matching chromolithographic bookmark featuring Dante's portrait at the center. Ribbon ends detached from bookmark. Though some have speculatetd that Dante himself may have been a member of the Franciscan order, it has never been definitively proven. He was, perhaps, educated at Santa Croce, a Franciscan church in Florence, and he doubtless venerated Francis, the uber-saint of the thirteenth century. Fittingly, when Dante died in Ravenna in 1321 he was buried in the basilica of Saint Francis. Scarce, particularly with Longfellow's poem and the bookmark laid in.

 
Price: 300.00 USD
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202 [NUTTLE, MARGARET HENRY PENICK]. Alighieri, Dante. LA DIVINA COMMEDIA [Hand-Painted Binding by Margaret Henry Penick].
Florence, Italy: G. Barbera, ca. 1921-1932. Edizione Simplex 
8vo. 5" x 7 1/2". 454 pp. Bound in full vellum with yapp edges and vellum ties (ties now missing) and upper board hand-painted and decorated in the style of an illuminated manuscript in colors of purple, red, blue, green, black, and gold. Spine and lower board ruled in gold. Decorator's name to front and within above the date of March 1932. Binding lightly soiled; prelims lightly foxed, pages lightly age-toned. A not-uncommon Italian edition of Dante whose status has been elevated because of its lovely hand-painted binding.   As a descendant of Patrick Henry, Margaret Henry (nee Penick) Nuttle (1913-2009) devoted much of her time to educating the public about the historical facts of his life and times. She established various colonial history programs at Washington College and Johns Hopkins University and was a benefactor to Princeton, the University of Virginia, and similar institutions.  Ref. New York Times obituary, July 30, 2009].

 
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203 [PAUL, EVELYN]. [Alighieri, Dante] Rosetti, Dante Gabriel, translator (1828-1882). LA VITA NUOVA (THE NEW LIFE).
London/New York: George G. Harrap & Co./Brentano's. 
Sm. 4to, 8" x 10". Illustrations, tipped-in plates, ornamental borders, initials, miniatures and faux-gilt decorations drawn, colored and "illuminated" in medieval style. Colorful decorative endpapers. Bound in dark brown "antique leather", stamped with the title and a large initial "D". A three-dimensional, color portrait medallion of Dante appears in the center of the "D". With original glassine jacket in extremely tattered condition and with original box with decorative lid. Box is generally in good condition, but corners have torn and lid has lost two sides. Uncommon in dustjacket and box.

 
Price: 350.00 USD
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204 [PHILLIPS, C. COLES]. Atherton, Gertrude. THE GORGEOUS ISLE.
New York: Dobuleday, Page & Company, 1908. 
5 1/4" x 7 1/4". 223 pp. First Edition. Pictorial rust-colored boards embossed in silver and gilt. Pictorial endpapers and four color illustrations by C. Coles Phillips. Near fine.

 
Price: 60.00 USD
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205 [POLACCO, LUIGI]. Alighieri, Dante. LA DIVINA COMMEDIA DI DANTE ALIGHIERI CORREDATA DEI SEGNI DELLA PRONUNZIAE DI NUOVI SPEDIENTI UTILI ALL'EVIDENZA, AI RAFFRONTI ALLE RICERCHE, ALLA MEMORAZIONE DAL PROF. LUIGI POLACCO.
Milan: Ulrico Hoepli, 1905. Edizione Ortofonica/ Terza Edizione Very Good 
Sm.8vo. xxviii, 400 pp. Bound in hand-painted parchment with yapp edges and leather ties which are stitched through the left margin of the upper board. Two stitches of fourteen are missing, but all four leather ties are present. Spine features title painted in rubricated initials with black lettering, embellished with gilt and blue flourishes. Upper board features elaborate , hand-painted Florentine scroll in red, green, blue, brown, and gilt and a scarlet fleur-de-lis. Ex-library, with the only indication of this status being the word "Rare" and the call number inked on the copyright page. Bookplate from St. Mary of the Woods College Library pasted on front endpaper which declares (somewhat appropriately given the book's subject), "Providence of God".

 
Price: 750.00 USD
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206 [THOMSON, HUGH (1860-1920)]. Mrs. Gaskell (1810-1865), with a Preface by Anne Thackeray Ritchie. CRANFORD (A HUGH THOMSON PRESENTATION COPY).
London: Macmillan, 1891. 
5" x 7 1/2". 297 pp. Black and white illustrations. Bound in full, dark green morocco by Bayntun. Single gilt fillet border on both covers. Gilt-panelled spine. Double gilt fillets on turn-ins. All edges gilt. Fine. Inscribed: "Oliver H. Perry, Esq. / with kind regards, / Hugh Thomson / Nov 24 1891". (Note: The presentation is inscribed on the front-free endpaper, which had browned. New endpapers were added by Bayntun when re-binding the volume and make a contrast to the original endpaper.)

 
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207 [WINTER, MILO]. Swift, Jonathan. GULLIVER'S TRAVELS The Windermere Series.
New York: Rand McNally, 1939. Later printing Pictorial Cover Good + 
8vo. 344 pages. Bright silver-stamped lettering on spine and cover. Pictorial pastedown on front cover. Pictorial endpapers. 5 color illustrations including frontispiece and additional black and white illustrations by Milo Winter. Very slight rubbing to front board. Spine head and tail and corners of cover heavily rubbed. Front hinge weakened. Cover and spine bright, text block tight.

 
Price: 20.00 USD
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