La Divina Commedia or The Divine Vision…The Italian text edited by Mario Casella…with the English version of H.F. Cary and 42 illustrations after the drawings of Sandro Botticelli. Dante Alighieri.
La Divina Commedia or The Divine Vision…The Italian text edited by Mario Casella…with the English version of H.F. Cary and 42 illustrations after the drawings of Sandro Botticelli.
La Divina Commedia or The Divine Vision…The Italian text edited by Mario Casella…with the English version of H.F. Cary and 42 illustrations after the drawings of Sandro Botticelli.
La Divina Commedia or The Divine Vision…The Italian text edited by Mario Casella…with the English version of H.F. Cary and 42 illustrations after the drawings of Sandro Botticelli.
La Divina Commedia or The Divine Vision…The Italian text edited by Mario Casella…with the English version of H.F. Cary and 42 illustrations after the drawings of Sandro Botticelli.

La Divina Commedia or The Divine Vision…The Italian text edited by Mario Casella…with the English version of H.F. Cary and 42 illustrations after the drawings of Sandro Botticelli.

[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.

Price: $1,750.00

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