Dante Alighieri

La Divina Commedia di Dante Allighieri. Tomo I [-III].

Parma, Giambattista Bodoni, 1796.

Three parts in one volume in small folio (383x254 mm). [12], lii, [2], 205, [2], v; [4], 207, xiii; [5], 207, xxiv pages. Uniformly bound in twentieth-century blond calf, covers framed within gilt fillet and foliate frieze. Smooth spine, gilt-tooled. Title in gold on red morocco lettering-piece. Pastedowns and flyeleaves in pale orange paper. Board edges decorated with gilt fillets, inside dentelles. A very fine copy, uncut. The first title-page slightly browned.

The most beautiful of the three editions published – between 1795 and 1796- by the celebrated Stamperia directed by Giambattista Bodoni. A substantial reprint of the edition issued in 1795, but printed in smaller type, making the mise-en-page more harmonious. Limited to only 130 copies.