Cloth binding for ‘Dante and His Circle’

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Cloth binding

7¾ x 5 inches

First used for Rossetti’s 1861 translation, The Early Italian Poets, this austere cover prefigures Art Nouveau bindings of the 1890s.

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