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1 Dante Alighieri, Uebersetzt Von (translated by) Karl Witte, Einleitung Von (Introduction by) Max Von Boehn Die Goettliche Komoedie (Die Gottliche Komodie) (The Divine Comedy)
Berlin Askanischer Verlag 1921 First Edition One Quarter Calf Very Good 
Book. 574 pp., profusely illustrated with text illustrations from many sources, generally well-known artistic renderings of the Divine Comedy. Some illustrations are tipped-in plates. Text block and binding are tight, and pages are clean. Some rubbing to raised bands, of which there are six, on the calf spine. Still attractive spine. Boards have interesting floral abstract design on crinkly paper pasted onto boards, and this in fine condition. Minimal shelfwear other than rubbing of spine. Some soilage to foreedges, not affecting pages proper. Overall, at least a very good copy of a very attractive German version of the classic. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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2 Alighieri, Dante. La Divina Commedia
Milano G. Gnocchi. Printed by Fratelli Salmin of Padova 1878 Full Decorated Morocco Fine 
A gorgeous decorative brown morocco binding of one the highpoints in the history of miniature book production! 55 by 40 mm. 500 pp. The two-point "flies' eyes" type used in the book was singled out by Spielman as "the smallest ever employed." Another piece of trivia relating to this book's production is that 30 pages took about a month to produce, and dealing with the miniscule type ened up hurting the eyesight of both the compositor and corrector, according to "Miniature Books: 4,000 Years of Tiny Treasures", issued by the Grolier Club. Spielmann 114. Bondy p. 95. 
Price: 4750.00 USD
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3 Dante Alighieri. Edited by Corrado Ricci La Divina Commedia Illustrata nei Luoghi e nelle Persone a cura di Corrado Ricci (Two Volumes) Con 700 incisioni e 170 tavole fuori testo
Milano Ulrico Hoepli Limited Edition Cloth Good 
No. 579 of 1000. N.d., early 20th century, with this copy distributed by Brentano's of New York. 4to, 12 by 9", 30 by 22 cm. XI, 1102. Besides many illustrations, large print that is soft on the eyes. Minor hinge crack in prelims of first volume. Tears by hinge on final text leaf of this volume, not affecting main verse but small loss of marginal text note. Otherwise, this volume is clean and tight. The second volume has serious water damage to the rear board and penetrating indices and final few text leaves. A few leaves are sticking together, and while the index is partly usable, one should assume that it is entirely shot. Most of Paradiso, though, is clean. If this needs to be shipped, extra shipping will be required given heft and weight of set. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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4 Dante Alighieri La Vita Nuova di Dante. Con Le Illustrazioni di Dante Gabriele Rossetti
Torino e Roma Casa Editrice Nazionale Roux e Viarengo 1902 Full Decorated Morocco Fine 
8vo, 22.5 by 16 cm, 8.75 by 6.5 inches. 168 pp. An art binding by the Marygold Bindery of Cambridge, England. The binding itself was done in 1903 (the date is blindstamped in rear. The binding has a Medieval-looking foliate incised or stamped diaper in the style, loosely-speaking, of William Morris, and it is centered by a little more modernist design of concentric circles whose lines flow into the rectagular border. The circle design is not an arbitrary choice but rather melds with the iconology associated with Dante. (I.e. think of the circles of Hell, etc.) On the spine the title is stamped deeply into the heavy morocco, and with the floral design repeated between the five pronounced, raised bands, hints again at an earlier era. The rear board has a simpler design of dots residing within rectangular bands, and these evoke small gems or balls which might have been put on the back board to protect it as it rests on a lectern. The endpapers are somewhat unusual with small roundish pinwheel and sea urchin-like figures and dribbles of tiny dots. All this to house Dante's rather peculiar masterpiece, which is a collection of sonnets linked by commentary. The leaves are of a heavy stock that is like a thin slice of vellum almost. There is some darkening of the leather, but that does not negate that this is an exceptionally beautiful copy with an one-of-a-kind binding. 
Price: 1200.00 USD
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