Dante's Vita Nova Kritisher Text unter Benutzung von 35 Bekannten Handscriften von Friedrich Beck

By: Dante Alighieri ; [edited by Friedrich Beck]

Price: $74.95

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Book Condition: Very Good


lv & 136 pages; Early twentieth century dark blue buckram, spine lettered in gilt, original printed front wrapper bound in (with text duplicating the title page), fore and bottom edges untrimmed. A copy of Friedrich Beck's important variorum edition of Dante's Vita Nova, in which variant readings from all 35 known manuscripts of the text are specified. (The fifty five page introduction has a detailed list of the 35 manuscripts known to Friedrich Beck, with their locations, collations and other physical and textual features specified). This copy has been bound for a private owner, and richly extra-illustrated by 24 photographic prints bound in. These are nineteenth century photographs, almost all from commerical sources; most are albumen prints, with several (later) silver prints. The subjects include varous portraits of Dante (old paintings and sculptures) and several views of places or buildings relevant to the text. There is a pencil notation on the original front wrapper: "Robinson." In all, a handsome copy of this important variorum text of the "Vita Nova" -- along with a well-chosen gallery of nineteenth century photographic prints having to do with the subject and period. All the prints are particularly well preserved, having been protected from exposure to light and kept clean and flat between leaves of this folio.

Title: Dante's Vita Nova Kritisher Text unter Benutzung von 35 Bekannten Handscriften von Friedrich Beck

Author Name: Dante Alighieri ; [edited by Friedrich Beck]

Categories: 19th Century, Photography, Italian Language and Literature, German Language and Literature,

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Publisher: Munchen - Munich, Piloty & Loehle: 1896

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 4to

Seller ID: 40823

Keywords: Nineteenth century photographs Italy Treicento Dante Alighieri