[London:]: Nonesuch Press, 1928. One of 1,475 copies printed on Van Gelder paper. This was the first time Botticelli's fine drawings were reproduced to stand beside Dante's text. Full- and double-page collotypes, printed by Daniel Jacomet. Top edge gilt. A fine, bright copy. Full orange vellum with covers and spine stamped in gilt. Small folio. 325 pp. Item #16933
“…no other artist of the Renaissance was so well fitted for the work of illustrating the ‘Divine Comedy’ as Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510)...[he] is, besides, the first among the Dante (1265-1321) illustrators who was susceptible to the keen artistic enjoyment of the Renaissance spirit…” (Volkmann, Iconografia Dantesca, pp. 74-79).
Dreyfus 50. Nonesuch Century, 50.