Facsimile reproduction of the 1921 illustrated edition
Format: 30x40 centimetres Pages: 136
Hand-bound in silk with silver impressions, cased edition. Printed on special writing paper produced by Cartiere Miliani di Fabriano, Italy.
Limited edition of 2999 copies
If The Comedy represents the most complicated, voluminous and famous of Dante’s works, La Vita Nuova is his more sublime poetic composition. The story of his love for Beatrice, starting from their first encounter when she is only nine years old, is described by Dante according to pure “Stilnovo” advices and offers a poetical autobiography, which documents young Dante’s adhesion to “Stilnovo” ideals and spiritual evolution. In the past
La Vita Nuova has inspired many writers and artists even if, in six centuries since its creation, an edition entirely decorated with full colour illustrations has been printed only once. In 1921, year of the sixth centenary of Dante Alighieri’s death, three artists worked together to create what we can consider today a real and perhaps unique miniated codex of the XXth century: La Vita Nuova illustrated with forty original watercolours by Vittorio Grassi, entirely hand written by the calligrapher Enrico Brignoli and decorated in every page by Nestore Leoni’s decorations.
This precius limited edition, consisting of the facsimile reproduction of the 1921 edition, is presented by an important introduction by Domenico De Robertis, among the most world experts on Dante’s work.