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47: [Palazzi (Giovanni)] Compendio della Comedia di Da

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[Palazzi (Giovanni)] Compendio della Comedia di Dante Alighieri,
fine woodcut illustrations, 3 full-page at the beginning of each part, the rest two-thirds page, occasional slight soiling, 18th century mottled calf, rebacked, spine gilt with Devonshire monogram device, slightly rubbed, [cf Mortimer Italian 146 note], 4to, Venice, Girolamo Albrizzi, 1696.

***The Chatsworth copy with bookplate. The illustrations originally appeared in a 1544 edition printed by Francesco Marcolini. "Seventy-nine out of the original eighty-five blocks were in the hands of Girolamo Albrizzi in 1696 for a Venice edition..." (Mortimer).

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Estimate £750 – £1,000
Starting Bid £650
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5:00 AM - Mar 01, 2012
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