Title ICONOGRAFIA DANTESCA: LA RAPPRESENTAZIONI FIGURATIVE DELLA DIVINA COMMEDIA.
Edition First Italian Edition
Publisher Firenze-Venezia: G. Locella, 1898.
Seller ID 258
4to. [i-v]vi-xix], 2-166pp. First Italian Edition of this major survey of the figurative representation of The Divine Comedy. Illustrated throughout. Chromolithographic frontispiece, red silk bookmark, gilt floral endpapers. Bound in full, elaborately gilt parchment with the binder's tag of Giulio Giannini, Piazza Pitti, Florence. Except for the usual yawning of the vellum and a small amount of soiling, this is a better than very good copy.Though there is no statement of limitation, Fiske states that this edition was printed in an edition of 250 copies (p.486).This particular copy was given as a gift to American Arts and Crafts binder Fletcher Battershall (Bookbinding for Bibliophiles) by a friend, and bears a dedication to him.