Alighieri, Dante (1265-1321).
Title A WOODBLOCK FROM THE ASHENDENE PRESS FEATURING A SCENE FROM PARADISO, CANTO XIII.
Publisher London: The Ashendene Press, 1905.
Seller ID 263
The Ashendene Press issued a three-volume Commedia between 1902 and 1905, and this woodblock was used in that edition of Paradiso. Printed in an edition of just 170 copies (50 on paper and 20 on vellum) with woodcut illustrations after the original woodcuts of the 1497 edition. The Ashendene Press, which set all of its editions by hand, issued 40 books in the years from 1895-1915 and 1920-1935. It's 1909 folio-sized edition of Dante (Tutte L'Opere) is generally considered one of the 'triple crown' of fine press printing along with the Doves Press Bible and the Kelmscott Chaucer.