BOOKS: 1778 Dante La Divina Commedia, La Divina Commedia di Dante Alighieri, Masie, Londra, 1778. Hardcover, 4 x 6 1/2 inches. Two volumes bound together: xxxvi + fold-out illustration, Dell' Inferno and Del Purgatorio 1-288, Del Purgatorio and Del Paradiso 1-319. Bookplate of Alfredo Toaff affixed to inside front cover. A few engravings facing title pages.
Provenance: Estate of Huguette Clark
Notes/Literature: Huguette Marcelle Clark (1906-2011) was an heiress and philanthropist, who became well known again late in life as a recluse, living in a hospital for more than 20 years while her mansions remained empty. She was an accomplished artist and musician, having studied under famous portrait painter Tadeusz Styka, and her paintings were exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery, Washington in 1925