La Divina Commedia (Two Volumes)

La Divina Commedia (Two Volumes)

La Divina Commedia (Two Volumes)

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Londra: G. Pickering, 1823. Approximately 2 x 3 1/2". Vol. I 191 pp., Vol. II continuing pagination though p. 374 + 4 pages of advertisements. Red cloth over boards with slightly bumped and worn corners, paper label on spine, uncut and partly unopened, letterpress in Diamond 4 1/2 point, in Italian, in near fine condition. (Welsh 2160, Spielman 113)

Part of Pickering's famous Diamond Classics miniatures, these volumes contain the epic poem Divine Comedy, written by Dante Alighieri in the 14th-century. Inferno is followed by Purgatorio and Paradiso. The poem is written in the first person, and tells of Dante's journey through the three realms of the dead, lasting from the night before Good Friday to the Wednesday after Easter in the spring of 1300. The Roman poet Virgil guides him through Hell and Purgatory; Beatrice, Dante's ideal woman, guides him through Heaven. Beatrice was a Florentine woman whom he had met in childhood and admired from afar.

Publisher
G. Pickering
Binding
Hardcover
Tags
Miniature