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Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
THE DIVINE COMEDY OF DANTE ALIGHIERI 1520 Woodcut Illustrations, Landino's Comms
Venice, Italy: Bernardino Stagnino, 1520. Good to very good condition. [DANTE ALIGHIERI]. Opere del divino poeta danthe con suoi comenti: recorrecti et con ogne diligentia novamente in littera cvrsiva impresse. Impressa in Venetia [Venice]: Per Miser Bernardino Stagnino da Trino de Monferra, del. M.CCCCC.XX [1520] A. di. XXVIII. Marzo. Hardcover. Second Stagnino Edition. Vellum-bound. Thick quarto (205 x 150 mm), ff. [12], 441 [i.e. 440] (numbered leaves). Signatures: 2A¹² a-z⁸ [et]⁸ 2a-2z⁸ 2[et]⁸ 2[con]⁸ 2[rum]⁸ A-E⁸. Imprint from colophon on leaf 438: "Comento di Christoforo Landino Fiore[n]tino sopra la comedia di Danthe ... reuista [et] emendata ... per ... Pietro da Figino". Register at end. Italian text in italic type with some roman, in 51 lines of commentary partially surrounding text. Near contemporary full vellum binding with titles hand written to spine in black ink. Speckled page edges. Title-page printed in red and black, with ornamental woodcut border (repeated recto a²) incorporating winged angels playing instruments and other classical motifs, plus two woodcut vignettes depicting St. Bernardine of Siena holding the sacred monogram of Jesus on a board, and God confronting Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden (repeated recto a²). One full-page woodcut depicting Virgil and three images of Dante (verso a¹). 98 xylographic illustrations in the text throughout, loosely based on those in the 1491 edition of Dante's works. Floriated initials. Spaces for capitals with guide letters. Shoulder notes. Later initial and terminal blanks. Comprises the Divina commedia, edite … [Click Below for Full Description]
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