Dalla Maschera posseduta da A. Ranieri. Felice Le Monnier, editore.
Engraving, very large margins. Platemark: 210 x 130mm. (8¼ x 5"). Laid on India paper.
The Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837), on his death bed. As well as a poet, Leopardi was an essayist, philosopher, and philologist. Although he lived in a secluded town in the ultra-conservative Papal States, he was a liberal and a freethinking atheist, and, by his own literary evolution, created a remarkable and renowned poetic work, related to the Romantic era.
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