Dante Alighieri. La Divina Commedia. Illustrata dall Ing. Attilio di Firenze Razzolini. 1902.
Curious and rare 1902 edition held in Milan, the great work of Italian literature The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri. Texts in Italian.
landscape format 20 x 15.2 cm. Bound in parchment. Cartoons and illustrated capitals, Gothic characters handwritten on sheets in hardback.
The engineer Attilio Razzolini that with artists of the time (Olivotto, Alessandrelli, Bicchi, Pochini and Tetti), leading illuminators of the late nineteenth century, illustrate all the songs of the Divine Comedy with one or more thumbnails. A work in the manner in which the codices were made in the fifteenth century.
Exemplar with slight signs of time, and a small slit in the parchment back. Overall, very good copy.
Elegant and rare edition that faithfully reproduces the hundred postcards made in the late nineteenth century Tuscan painter Attilio Razzolini, with the technique of Renaissance miniature painting on parchment. Each card shows a song and provides a transcript in elegant Gothic characters, further embellished with decorated initials in red, blue gold. The collection of postcards, actually used as such in the early twentieth century, has been preserved intact in the archives of the brothers Andrea and Fabrizio Petrioli, scholars and passionate collectors of Florence.
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