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1Sorion
Edited: May 18, 11:43pm Top

Does anyone have any experience with the Oak Knoll printing of the Diving Comedy? If so can you speak to the book and it's qualities? Thanks!

EDIT: Update with a link to said book. https://www.oakknoll.com/pages/books/95872/dante/divine-comedy-the

2kdweber
May 18, 11:56pm Top

>1 Sorion: I have 8 copies of the Divine Comedy, this is my favorite edition. I love the Hollander translation and this edition is beautifully made and illustrated.

3Sorion
May 19, 2:43am Top

>2 kdweber: Thanks for replying! Can you tell me about the cover(not the dust jacket, or what looks to be a dust jacket) and the quality of the paper? Thanks again.

4ultrarightist
May 19, 10:27am Top

Is this printed letterpress?

5Virion
May 19, 1:15pm Top

From the picture of the title page can be seen that it states that the book is printed litho.

6BuzzBuzzard
May 19, 1:22pm Top

>2 kdweber: Yet I bet not a single one of your copies is signed by author :-)

What makes this one a real gem http://www.ebay.com/itm/201913044235?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName...

7kdweber
May 19, 4:40pm Top

>6 BuzzBuzzard: To be fair, it is signed by the translator.

8BuzzBuzzard
May 19, 4:48pm Top

>7 kdweber: Correct. An inexplicable colophon error.

9kdweber
May 19, 4:51pm Top

>3 Sorion: The covers are cloth (red, green and blue) with a small illustrated insert on the front board and gold titling on the spine. My favorite paper would be in the LEC edition followed by the Grabhorn Press but the Gardapat Klassica paper by Cartiere del Garda in this edition is very nice if not great - smooth, opaque and of a medium weight with heavier weight plain gray endpapers.

10Sorion
May 19, 5:56pm Top

>9 kdweber: Thanks so much that was exactly the information I was after. That's a huge help!

11astropi
May 20, 1:42pm Top

5: I did not see where it stated the printing process? I assume it's modern offset lithography. Isn't this how most books are printed today?

12Sorion
May 20, 6:07pm Top

I decided to purchase this last night. When it arrives I'll try to take some pictures and write a little review of the book.

Thanks again kdweber for your insight.

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