London, South Kensington
25 October 2007
DANTE ALIGHIERI (1265-1321) -- C. FENINI. Galleria Dantesca Microscopica. Milan: Ulrico Hoepli, 1880. 50 x 38mm. Title printed in pink and black, 30 mounted photographed plates by Scaramuzza, initials. Contemporary brown morocco elaborately decorated in gilt with small central black morocco oval onlay on covers, gilt edges. Provenance: monogram stamped on title. Bondy p.95: "The photographs are of excellent quality and represent perhaps the earliest use of photography in a miniature book"; Welsh 2178.
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