New York, The Grolier Club: 1900
8vo (7” x 8¾”). pp. 186. Signed binding design by Edward B. Edwards stamped in russet on vellum of a peacock standing on the top of a pedestal with a rippling pool of water behind and surrounded by laurel branches and berries. The design is repeated on the rear board.
Floriated and rubricated initial caps; patterned russet and white eps incorporating stylized lions, swans and dragons; engraved head and tail pieces. Printed on handmade Italian paper by the De Vinne Press.
Includes frontis. portrait of Dante and a fold-out reproduction of a map of Florence, Italy from 1490. View More...