4to. Limited edition. #209 of 1475 copies. Original orange-stained vellum, gilt. Top edge gilt ‘on the rough’, others untrimmed. Double page illustrations from Botticelli’s drawings in Berlin and Rome. Front board slightly warped by the vellum shrinking. Spine partially faded. A few light marks to both boards and slight rubbing to the extremities. Contents clean and fresh. Near fine.
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. A lovely copy with much less warping and fading than is often the case. The Cary translation, familiar to the Romantic poets, in parallel with Dante’s original verse and beautifully combined with Botticelli’s drawings.
Author Alighieri, Dante
Publisher London, The Nonesuch Press