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    An Elaborate Binding with an Original Painting of Dante

    Dante Alighieri. The Vita Nuova or New Life of Dante Alighieri. Translated from the Italian by Francis de Mey. London: George Bell and Sons, and Printed at the Chiswick Press, December 1902.

    Sixteenmo. 130 pages plus colophon. With decorated borders by Christopher Dean.

    Beautiful full vellum binding, decoratively painted in a floral design of green, pink, purple, blue, yellow, and orange on the spine and front cover and heightened in gold. Front cover with a small original circular painting of Dante framed in gilt and green. Titles painted in red and black. All edges gilt. Gilt floral endpapers. Minor edge wear. Small chip to gilt on spine. Spine darkened. Near fine.

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