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ASHENDENE PRESS -- DANTE ALIGHIERI (1265-1321). La Vita Nuova. [London:] The Ashendene Press, 1895. 8° (190 x 140mm). Printed in red and black on Japanese paper. Modern green morocco, title in gilt within gilt border, gilt spine and top edge. Provenance: Charles Harry St. John Hornby (1867-1946; gift inscriptions dated 1895 to:) -- Frederick Smith, 2nd Viscount Hambleden (1868-1928) and Esther Smith -- William Henry Smith, 3rd Viscount Hambleden (1903-1948; book label).
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ASHENDENE PRESS -- DANTE ALIGHIERI (1265-1321). La Vita Nuova. [London:] The Ashendene Press, 1895. 8° (190 x 140mm). Printed in red and black on Japanese paper. Green morocco by W.H. Smith, title in gilt within gilt border, gilt spine and top edge. Provenance: Charles Harry St. John Hornby (1867-1946; gift inscriptions dated 1895 to:) -- Frederick Smith, 2nd Viscount Hambleden (1868-1928) and Esther Smith -- William Henry Smith, 3rd Viscount Hambleden (1903-1948; book label).

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ASHENDENE PRESS -- DANTE ALIGHIERI (1265-1321). La Vita Nuova. [London:] The Ashendene Press, 1895. 8° (190 x 140mm). Printed in red and black on Japanese paper. Green morocco by W.H. Smith, title in gilt within gilt border, gilt spine and top edge. Provenance: Charles Harry St. John Hornby (1867-1946; gift inscriptions dated 1895 to:) -- Frederick Smith, 2nd Viscount Hambleden (1868-1928) and Esther Smith -- William Henry Smith, 3rd Viscount Hambleden (1903-1948; book label).

LIMITED EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY from the printer Charles Harry St. John Hornby to Frederick Smith, 2nd Viscount Hambleden and his wife Esther Smith. 'The type used for the body of the text is a long-primer supplied to me [Horny] by Horace Hart, printer of the University of Oxford... the press-work shows a very distinct advance upon that of the previous book' (Hornby). This copy is no. 7 of 50 copies of which 45 on Japan paper and 5 on larger paper. Steele pp. 45-48; Hornby II.

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