Tutte Le Opere Di Dante Alighieri Nuovamente Revidute nel Testo da Dr E Moore (La Divina Commedia: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso)
Dante Alighieri Dr E Moore (Francis Pember)
The Warden of All Souls’ copy of the Oxford Dante in a special edition complete with presentation box. The three volumes are bound in crimson lea… Read more
Published in 1868 by Nella Stamperia Dell’ Universita.
First edition Signed
The Warden of All Souls’ copy of the Oxford Dante in a special edition complete with presentation box. The three volumes are bound in crimson leather with gilt edges, marbled endpapers and printed on thin, high-quality paper; a very little rubbing to the spine ends. They collate: pp672 (Inferno); pp442 (Purgatorio); pp494 (Paradiso). The books’ owner Francis Pember had become Warden of All Souls’ in 1914 and university Vice Chancellor in 1926. He signed each of the three volumes in black ink on the first blank flyleaf. The three volumes are held in a soft leather covered box, ‘Dante’ on the top and a red silk lining, the leather fastening strap no longer present. A lovely object owned by a distinguished Oxford figure. Pember was a first class cricketer whose daughter married Darwin’s grandson, Francis Galton Darwin. These books have remained in the Darwin family until this year.