FINE EDITION IN MAGNIFICENT MOROCCO BY J. CLARKE
DANTE Alighieri ~ La Divina Commedia (The Divine Comedy).
Roma: Nella Stamperia De Romanis, 1815-1817
4 volume set, 11 inches tall. A magnificent straight grain morocco by J. Clarke, one of the finest binders in London in the early years of the Georgian period. With gilt raised bands, elegant gilt tooling to the panels and boards. All edges gilt. Portrait and 3 engraved plans. With the armorial bookplate of William Strahan. Considered the greatest poem of the Middle Ages and the most important work in the Italian language. In the original Italian.