Milan: Peri Fratelli Treves, 1902. ,289,pp. Small quarto. Publisher's limp gilt parchment over boards, silk ties, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Decorative title and ornaments. Printed in red and black. Light pencil annotations in text, parchment inevitably edgeworn, otherwise a very good copy, with the tasteful bookplates of two collectors. Item #WRCLIT70596
First edition of this dramatic treatment of the popular story of Francesca and Paolo, presented in extravagant format and dedicated to Eleanora Duse. The woodcut decorations are by Adolfo di Carolis, and the music by Antonio Scontrino. The book was published bound in cloth as well as parchment.