La Divina Commedia

La Divina Commedia

La Divina Commedia

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Firenze: G. Barbera, Editore, 1898. 455 pp. Approximately 1 3/4 x 2 1/2". First edition thus, scarce in this miniature format. Red Moroccan leather over stiff paper with elaborate gilt decorations on covers and spine, page edges dyed red, decorated flowered endpapers, portrait frontispiece, Vade Mecum edition, full text in Italian, slight rubbing to covers near spine edge, otherwise in near fine condition. (Welsh 2170)

This volume contains 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. Barbera, Editore
Binding
Paperback
Tags
Miniature