La Vita Nouva; Nel Sesto Centena Rio Della Morte Di Dante Alighieri. Dante Alighieri.

La Vita Nouva; Nel Sesto Centena Rio Della Morte Di Dante Alighieri

Bergamo: Istituto Italiano d'arte Grafiche, 1921. Grassi, Vittorio. First edition. Hardcover. 93 pages [4]. Folio, 36 x 29 cm. Limited edition, copy 1193 of 1321, signed by the illuminator, Nestore Leoni and the illustrator, Vittorio Grassi to commemorate the sixth centenary of Dante's death. This is a perfect facsimile of the original parchment manuscript, French leaved and printed on vellum in two or more colors with thirty-nine full or compressed illustrations, plus illuminated head and tail pieces on each page. The paper made in the mills of Pietro Miliani in Fabriano. Laid-in, a four page announcement of this publication in English headlined -- "An Offering To His Holiness Pope Pius XI A Manuscript On Vellum Of the Vita Nuova." This too lettered in black and red, noting the publishing Executive Committee and providing critical commentary from religious and literary notables. Bright, very fresh and clean copy. Orig. purple cloth decorated in gilt. Teg. Fine, in worn but sturdy original clam shell box. Item #20128

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