The DIVINE COMEDY Dante Alighieri INFERNO William BLAKE Antique Leather Book
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Rare and highly sought after edition of Dante's Inferno!Original full leather binding! Large folio, measuring 19 1/2" x 13"! Illustrated by William Blake! Excellent addition to any library!
La Divina Commedia
As Translated By
The Rev. Henry Francis Cary.
With The Seven Engravings of
Publication Date: 1931
Publisher: New York: Printed by Richard Ellis for Cheshire House
Author: Alighieri, Dante; Blake, William [Illustrator]
Binding: Original full leather binding. Binding is solid, and book is quite heavy. The volume measures 19 1/2" x 13". Tooled paneling, borders, title and Cheshire House emblem on front board. Tooled paneling to back board. 5 raised spine bands. Burgundy leather spine label. Some wear to extremities, including rubbing and scuffing along joints and edges. Some chips to top & bottom of spine. Binding is solid. Endpapers are non-decorative, and remain free from Ex LIbris plates and free from signatures.
Description: , 210pp, 7 engraved plates. Text is clean. Hand-numbered 1155 of 1200 printed. Much less common than the limitation of 1200 copies would suggest. A handsome edition, hand-set in 22 point Caslon, with the Blake engravings well-printed