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Rare Books

Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
609-258-3184
Curator of Rare Books
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The Library received 160 volumes consisting of editions of Dante's works and books about him, the gift of Miss Henrietta G. Ricketts. Included are two 15th-century editions of the Divine Comedy (Venice, 1477; Florence, 1481). All books have been catalogued and are accessible through records in the public catalogue.

For particulars refer to: J. Keene Fleck, "A Dante Collection" in the Princeton University Library Chronicle XVI, 4 (Summer, 1955) p. 187 [full text] .

An important Dante accession shelved in GAX is the elephant folio La divina commedia with illustrations by Amos Nattini, published in Milan, 1923-1941. [(GAX) PQ4302 .F23e]