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Opere di Dante Alighieri by  Dante Alighieri - 1758 - from Bromer Booksellers (SKU: 23564)

Opere di Dante Alighieri

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Opere di Dante Alighieri

by Alighieri, Dante

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Venezia: Antonio Zatta, 1758. Four quarto volumes: L'Inferno, Il Purgatorio, Il Paradiso, Prose & Rime Liriche. (16), xlviii, ccccviii; ccccxiii, (3); cccclii, (4), 104; xii, 408, (4), 264, lxxxiv, (2)pp. Illustrated throughout with 114 engraved plates, by F. Giampiccoli, J. Magnini, F. Rizzi, and B. Crivelli, after works by Italian artists Francesco Fontebasso, Gaetano Zompini, G. Schiavoni, and G. F. Marcazzi. Also with numerous engraved illustrations, vignettes, and a folding genealogy. An elegant set of Dante's works dedicated to the Russian Empress Elizaveta Petrovna. The set opens with a stately engraved portrait of the Empress and a dedicatory page with a sonnet composed by the editor, Count Cristoforo Zapata de Cisneros. The text includes a biography of the poet and annotations by scholars P. Pompeo Venturi and Gio. Antonio Volpe. According to an 1852 catalogue from Bernard Quaritch, this set was considered by the Italian literati at the time to be the most correct version of Dante's works, and "the annotations by Venturi and Volpi are especially esteemed." Bound by Petit, who succeeded the famed Parisian bookbinder Simier in 1849, in gilt-ruled red morocco with marbled endpapers and gilt dentelles on the turn-ins. Spine in six compartments with raised bands, gilt-titled in two and richly ornamented with gilt tooling in the remaining four. Wear to corners and bottom edge, else a fine set. T.e.g. (Bernard Quaritch, New Series No. 61, April 25, 1852).

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Bookseller
Bromer Booksellers US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
23564
Title
Opere di Dante Alighieri
Author
Alighieri, Dante
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Publisher
Antonio Zatta
Place of Publication
Venezia
Date published
1758
Bookseller catalogs
Illustrated Books; Fine Printing; Fine Bindings;

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About Bromer Booksellers

Bromer Booksellers specializes in rare and beautiful books, as well as highspots of literature. Owned and operated by Anne and David Bromer, who have been in the business of fine books for nearly fifty years, our shop carries a range of important private press books, designer bookbindings, literary first editions, illustrated books from the fifteenth century to the present, children's books, and miniature books.

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