De Luxe bilingual edition of Dante’s »Commedia«, illustrated by Bayros, 1921

DANTE Alighieri; Franz von BAYROS (Illustr.): LA DIVINA COMMEDIA. DIE GÖTTLICHE KOMÖDIE. 3 vol. With 60 tipped-in collotype plates after water-colours by Franz von Bayros. Zürich et al.: 1921.

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DANTE Alighieri; Franz von BAYROS (Illustr.): LA DIVINA COMMEDIA. DIE GÖTTLICHE KOMÖDIE. Parallel edition Italian-German. 3 volumes. With 60 tipped-in collotype plates after water-colours by Franz von Bayros, all protected by lettered tissue-guards. Zürich, Leipzig and Vienna: Amalthea (Ges. f. graph. Industrie (letterpress); Max Jaffé (collotype), 1921.

Royal 4to (26:21,5 cm). [4 nn. leaves (multicolour double title, dedication leaf, signed by Bayros i.a.)], XLIV, 427 [1] pages; [3 nn. leaves (multicolour double title i.a.)], 434 pages; [3 nn. leaves (multicolour double title)], 444 pages. Letterpress, collotype. Fully grained red morocco with gilt and blind illustrated and ornamental tooling on boards and spine as well as gilt ornamental spine title, gilt edges and marbled end papers, all in original cardboard slipcases covered with marbled colour paper and with cloth framing.

No. 667 (of 1100) of this unique illustrated, bilingual edition of Dante's »Commedia«, a mature master-piece of book-illustration by famous Austrian decadent artist Franz von Bayros, numbered in print and with the illustrator's hand-written signature on dedication leaf.

Binding: Present set is bound in fully grained red morocco leather with rich gilt and blind tooling and protected with the corresponding original slipcases.

Condition: Due to their protection in the original slipcases the volumes are in very good condition.

Rarity: ABPC (1973ff.), Drouot Digital, LotSearch and JAP (1950ff.) record 6 copies with artist's leather bindings (2015, 2013, 2008, 2006, 2005, 1994), only 2 of them with slipcases.

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Weight 4 kg