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    [Fore-edge Painting]. Dante Alighieri. La Divina Commedia; di Dante Alighieri. Londra [London]: Si Vende Presso C. S. Arnold, Librajo, 1827.

    Twentyfourmo. 602 pages.

    Full vellum binding with gilt borders and floral designs on the boards with gilt flourish on the spine and a black leather spine title plate lettered in gilt. Each board is decorated with a painting which complements the fore-edge painting, executed by the same artist: the front cover shows a cityscape scene of Florence from the Cascina; the painting on the rear board depicts a city view of Pelago, near Florence, from across the bridge entrance to the town. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. The fore-edge painting illustrates a busy city scene beside the Arno River in Florence, with the downtown area shown behind the Ponte Santa Trinita (Holy Trinity Bridge), which spans the Arno. A beautiful and energetic depiction of the Tuscan capital city in vibrant colors. Minor rubbing and dust-soiling to the binding, and slight bowing to the vellum binding, otherwise a tight, clean copy in fine condition.

    A fascinating trio of paintings apropos to Dante, who was born in Florence and lived there until his exile in 1301, incorporating a great many Florentine public figures in The Divine Comedy.


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