Oct 24, 2019 - Sale 2521

Sale 2521 - Lot 47

Price Realized: $ 1,062
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
DANTE ALIGHIERI. Opere. 114 engraved or etched plates, including portraits of Dante and the dedicatee, Empress Elizabeth of Russia; folding letterpress genealogical table in Volume 4/2. [16], xlviii, cccciv (of ccccviii); ccccxiii, [1]; cccclii, [4], 103, [1]; xii, 408; [4], 264, lxxxiv, [2] pages; lacks last 2 leaves of notes in Volume 1 and preliminary leaves *3.4 in in Volume 4/1. 4 volumes in 5. 4to, 279x201 mm, later 18th-century tree sheep gilt, spine ends damaged, some lettering and numbering pieces off, covers detached; infrequent and mostly marginal foxing minimally affecting plates, Volume 1 half-title bound at end of preliminaries, hole causing text loss in F3, dampstain in lower outer corner of first several plates in the Inferno, ink stain in blank outer margin of D2 in Volume 2, clean tear through image in first plate of the Rime facing page [319] in Volume 4/1. Armorial bookplates of Charles William Hamilton Sotheby (1820-87). Venice: Antonio Zatta, 1757-58

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first collected edition of Dante's works, profusely illustrated, comprising the Divine Comedy in the first 3 volumes and miscellaneous prose and poetry in the last 2. Gamba 396; Mambelli 65.