1932 · New York
Dante's greatest work, offered by The Limited Editions Club in one tall volume in an English verse translation done by Melville Best Anderson. Anderson also provided extensive notes (71 pages' worth!) and elucidations for each canto. Arthur Livingston contributed the learned introduction.
Giovanni Madersteig designed, printed, and bound this edition at the Officina Bodoni in Verona, Italy. He chose a monotype Bembo font and a full cloth binding woven in rose and buff patterns by Fortuny of Venice, with the linen spine label stamped in gold. Though unillustrated, it is a handsome production. This is => numbered copy 1292 of 1500 printed, signed at the colophon by the designer. The appropriate LEC newsletter is laid in.
Bibliography of the Fine Books Published by the Limited Editions Club, 41. Binding as above, in publisher's tan paper-covered slipcase; slipcase with corners and edges chipped; newsletter present but "rough." Volume pristine, with signatures unopened. (Inventory #: 36308)