The 2017 Olympia Book Fair is now closed.

We are excited to announce that in 2018 the Fair is relocating
to Battersea Evolution, 24-26 May 2018.
974 Cemetery Road
West Windsor
USA
VT 05089
Contact Peter Blackman
Telephone +1 802 291 4113
Specialists Illustrated Plate Books, Decorative Arts, Foreign Language Literature in the original language (French, German, Italian, Spanish), Children's Books, Early Printing, Equestrian, Fashion and Costume, Illustrated Books, Natural History, Philosophy
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974 Cemetery Road
West Windsor
USA
VT 05089
Contact Peter Blackman
Telephone +1 802 291 4113
Specialists Illustrated Plate Books, Decorative Arts, Foreign Language Literature in the original language (French, German, Italian, Spanish), Children's Books, Early Printing, Equestrian, Fashion and Costume, Illustrated Books, Natural History, Philosophy
White Fox Rare Books and Antiques
Stand J14

Alighieri, Dante

La Divina Commedia, 1878

Alighieri, Dante. La Divina Commedia. Milano: G. Gnocchi. Printed by Fratelli Salmin of Padova, 1878. A gorgeous decorative brown morocco binding of one the highpoints in the history of miniature book production! 55 by 40 mm. 500 pp. The two-point "flies' eyes" type used in the book was singled out by Spielman as "the smallest ever employed." Another piece of trivia relating to this book's production is that 30 pages took about a month to produce, and dealing with the miniscule type ened up hurting the eyesight of both the compositor and corrector, according to "Miniature Books: 4,000 Years of Tiny Treasures", issued by the Grolier Club. Spielmann 114. Bondy p. 95. Fine. Full Decorated Morocco. (#005086)
£3,705