La Divina Commedia
London : C. Corrall for G. Pickering 31 Lincoln’s Inn Fields 1823 -22. 90 x 50mm, 2 vols, , 192pp & t-p. pp193-374, [4 pp. ads], publisher’s red ribbed cloth paper labels on spine “Dante Divina Commedia Vol.1 , 10s” uncut and unopened, a fine copy.
One of the series usually known as Pickering’s Diamond Classics, although as indicated by the advert leaf in this copy, the publisher referred to them as “Miniature Classics”They are some of the earliest books to have publisher’s bindings of cloth.
Bondy p.86 et seq. Spielmann 113 Porter 222
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