1328 - 1541 FOREIGN LITERATURE
- Engr. title and frontisp. yellowed. Letterpieces sl. dam.
- Some occas. foxing. Bindings trifle foxed, waterstained at spine-ends and w. some scratches.
= Vol. 4: Prolegomeni della Divina Commedia. Introduzione allo studio di Dante Alighieri e delle sue opere.
= Fine bilingual edition, handsome layout.
AND 2 others in 4 vols.: another bilingual edition of the Divine Comedy, Engl. transl. and ed. R.M. Durling (New York/ Oxf., 1996-2011, 1st ed., 3 vols., ills., orig. unif. boards w. dustwr., large 8vo) and A. AMARI-PARKER (ed.), Dante's Divine Comedy (Edison, 2008, ills. after G. DORÉ, orig. dec. boards w. dustwr., large 4to).
- Dustwrs. trifle frayed/ chipped; dustwr. vol. 2 sm. stain in lower margin of front.
= Bollingen Series LXXX. Three vols. w. Italian text w. opposite English translation, each vol. w. accomp. commentary vol.
= Each vol. with signed dedication by the artist on htitle.
Idem. Die Göttliche Komödie. German transl. K. Vossler. Leipsic, Faber & Faber, (2001), 3 vols., 173,(3); 173,(3); 190,(2)p., col. ills. by M. BEISNER, orig. unif. cl., dec. board slipcase, 4to. - AND 1 other ed. of the same work, German transl. K. Bartsch (Wiesbaden, 2010, col. plates after S. BOTTICELLI, orig. boards w. dustwr., obl. 4to).
- Partly trifle/ sl. yellowed; plates w. a few tiny restorations in blank margins, otherwise contents fine. Binding rubbed along extremities; backstrip loose(ning).
- Small tear in dustwr. vol. 2 at top of spine. = Bollingen series LXXXI.
- Lacks vol. 90 (2015; still available on the market). Some occas. owner's entries/ stamps and sm. imperfections to bindings (the nice bindings of vol. 1-4 in near fine condition).
= Leipsic, F.A. Brockhaus, orig. unif. richly gilt hcalf (vol. 1-4); Jena, E. Diederichs, orig. hcl./ wr. (vol. 5-6); Berlin, K. Curtius, orig. unif. hcl. (vol. 7-8); Weimar, R. Wagner, orig. cl. (vol. 9); Weimar, heirs H. Böhlau, orig. unif. (h)cl./ boards, 2x w. dustwr. (vol. 10-44/45); Cologne and Vienna, Böhlau-Verlag, orig. (all but two unif.) wr. (vol. 46-86); Berlin and Boston, W. de Gruyter, orig. boards (vol. 87-92). The "Deutsches Dante-Jahrbuch (German Dante Annual), published by Deutsche Dante-Gesellschaft (German Dante Society), is a publication forum for research articles on Dante Alighieri as well as on the reception and adaptation of his works. It also publishes reviews of the latest German and foreign literature on Dante. Each volume is concluded by a bibliography listing the most recent publications to have appeared in the German-speaking world" (www.degruyter.com).
= Reprint of the ed. Oxf., 1896-1917.
- Trifle yellowed/ foxed. Wrapper sl. yellowed/ frayed; joints splitting.
= Interesting 'general commentary' on Dante's Commedia, departing from the words and not from one particular spot in the poem, and in grouping the various meanings of words used by Dante in more than one place, hereby easily disclosing the various forms, nuances, etc. intended by the poet.
- Plates foxed/ browned (as usual). = Eckel p. 85; Sadleir 691.
Idem. Dombey and Son. Boston, Bradbury and Guild, 1848, 1st American ed. in bookform, VII,(1),624p., frontisp. and 16 woodengr. by H.K. BROWNE, contemp. hcalf w. mor. letterpiece.
- Some plates w. offsetting on/ from opposite plate.
= Cf. Sadleir 687 (London edition).
- Frontisp., engr. title and htitle foxed; last quire loose but attached to backcover; owner's entry on first free endpaper. Backcover loose; corners and spine-ends rubbed.
= Eckel p.86ff; Sadleir 701. With p.213 correctly numbered.
Idem. The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Ibid., idem, 1870, 1st ed. in bookform, VII,(1),190,(2 advert)p., engr. title-p., 13 full-p. plates by S.L. FILDES, later gilt hmor.
- Lacks frontisp. portrait; trifle foxed. = Eckel p.96ff; Sadleir 694.