[ALIGHIERI, DANTE (1265-1321)]. Gardner, Edmund G.
Book Condition Very Good
Edition Third edition
Publisher London: Aldine House, J.M. Dent & Co. , June, 1903.
Seller ID 223
16mo. vi,166pp. A rather pedestrian Temple Primer on Dante bound in a very sophisticated, hand-painted vellum binding with five raised bands. Vellum cords with fleur-de-lis shaped raised device and yapp edges give a medieval style to the binding. Upper board painted with a rubricated initial, floral border, and a central frame of laurel leaves featuring a portrait of Dante in his scarlet robes against a starry sky. Lower board features an urn with flames against a starry in a similar frame of laurel leaves and floral border. Spine painted with scarlet flourishes. Unique.