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Dante Alighieri; Edward Moore; Charles Harry St John Hornby; William Harcourt Hooper; Graily Hewitt; Charles M Gere; Katharine Adams; Philip Norman; Ashendene Press,
|Notes:||Based on the Oxford ed. of 1904.
One of 105 copies on paper of a total edition of 111 (6 on vellum). -- Cf. Announcement for the Ashendene Press edition of Dante, April 1909.
"Explicit liber omnium operum Dantis Alagherii per me, St. John Hornby, civem Londinensem, maxima diligentia impressus, & hoc die quinto ante kalendas Martias anno a nativitate Domini millesimononingentesimonono in aedibus meis apud Chelsea foeliciter fausteque confectus. Laus Deo."--Colophon on 2d7 recto.
Edited by Dr. Edward Moore.
Took St. John Hornby three years to print.
Full page frontispiece and five woodcuts by Charles Gere, cut by W. H. Hooper.
"The large initials were designed by Graily Hewitt, and these and the headings and shoulder-notes are printed in red. The book contains a frontispiece and five other illustrations drawn by Charles M. Gere and cut on wood by W.H. Hooper"--Hornby, p. 63.
Signatures: a-x⁸ z-2d⁸ (2d7 verso, 2d8 blank).
Text printed in two columns (with the exception of the Prefaces and the index) in red and black; headings and printed marginalia/shoulder-notes in red.
Without St. John Hornby's printer's mark.
Subiaco type on specially-made Batchelor hand-made paper with the watermark of a bugle and arrow above the printer's initials.
UVa Library copy: Provenance: From the library of Philip Norman Esq. Binding: Bound in full reddish brown leather over wooden boards. Spine in six panels divided by five raised bands. With raised head and tail-caps. Title (four lines) gilt in the first panel. Bound by Katharine Adams of the Eadburgh Bindery. Housed in a navy-blue cloth covered clamshell box. With this is housed: 1) Announcement (broadside printed in red and black, 25.3x17.3 cm) for the Ashendene Press edition of Dante, dated April, 1909 -- 2) Specimen leaf from the original Ashendene Press edition of Les amours pastorales de Daphnis et de Chloé with pages numbered p. 79-80 -- 3) Handwritten letter from C.H. St J. Hornby, Shelley House, Chelsea Embankment, London, S.W. 3 to Tracy W. McGregor, dated 25 August 1933 -- 4) Typed copy of a letter written in long hand by Mr. McGregor dated September 15, 1933, address to Mr. Hornby -- 5) Ashendene Press order form: "... Philip Norman Esq. Debtor to C.H. St. J. Hornby. Tutte le Opera de Dante ... 1 Copy on paper £10.10.0 above is now ready and will be send on receipt of remittance." -- 6) Two letters from the book binder, Katharine Adams, to Mr. Norman, one dated Sept 15, 1910 (concerning the Dante), the other dated Nov.? 1905. -- 7) Newspaper clipping from The Times Literary Supplement Thursday June 22, 1933 issue, with article: "The Ashenden Press. The Wisdom of Jesus the Son of Sirach commonly called Ecclesiasticus (Printed by C.H. St. J. Hornby at the Ashenden Press).
|Description:||xiv, 392.  p. : illustrations ; 42 cm (fol.)|
|Contents:||I. Poesie. La divina commedia: Inferno ; Purgatorio ; Paradiso --
Lo canzoniere --
Eclogae latinae --
I sette salmi penitenziali --
Professione di fede --
II. Prosa. La vita nuova --
Lo convivio --
De monarchia --
De vulgari eloquentia --
Quaestio de aqua et terra.