Auction 351 Bibliography - Typography - Fine Printing - Private Presses

DANTE ALIGHIERI. La vita nuova. Florence, G. Giannini & figlio, 1925. 144 pp. W. woodcut ti-p. & front., 8 full-p. woodcuts, 1 printer's woodcut on v° last leaf, 12 woodcut vign., & beautfully dec. initials by hand in blue, red & gilt,des. by Luigi Guerrini. Magnificent blue mor. binding w. raised bands, dec. gilt back, richly gilt dec. front side (title and flowers), ruled in gilt, top edge gilt, silk endpapers (a bit loosening), bound by 'Studio Giannini Firenze'. In or. blue cloth (corners slightly worn).

Beautifully bound nr. 1 copy. Printed in 300 copies, of which the first ten are decorated with coloured iniitals (blue, red and gilt) by hand. Printer's own copy with his bookplate on inner side of lid.

€ 500

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