Dante Divine Comedy 1823 miniature book Pickering leather portrait engravingBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[The Divine Comedy, Dante, Poetry].
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La Divina Comedia di Dante.
Published 1822-3, London by G. Pickering.
191 pages. Text in Italian.
Period full leather binding, spine richly decorated in gilt floral pattern, covers gilt ruled in outlines. Beautiful marbled end papers. Turn ins and all edges gilt. Engraved portrait frontis and half-title.
Front cover detached, but binding remains clean tight and sound. Frontis engraved portrait of Dante protected by original tissue guards.
Interior remains largely clean and free of spotting. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
Lovely near miniature book. Retains an excellent shelf appearance. Still worthy of ownership and display.
Book measures: 3 1/4" H X 2" W.