Lot 663: Influential Italian poet (1835-1907) regarded as the official national poet of modern Italy who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1906. ALS in Italian, one page, 4.5 x 7, November 17, 1889. Letter to Professor Iurri proposing to organize an edition of Homer's Iliad (translated into Italian by Vincenzo Monti) for the publisher Sansoni, for which he will provide notes and add whichever illustrations deemed necessary by his correspondent. He promises that such an edition could be ready by October of 1890. Scattered foxing and a tiny edge separation to the horizontal fold, otherwise fine condition.
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