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Dante Alighieri
1544 DANTE Occult DIVINE COMEDY Vellum POST INCUNABLE Vellutello INFERNO Italian
Alessandro Vellutello, 1544. [Early Printing - Post-Incunabula - Venice] [Poetry - Italian - Medieval and Renaissance] [Philosophy - Neoplatonism] [Early Book Illustration - Italian Renaissance woodcuts] [Dante's Inferno] RARE FIRST VELLUTELLO EDITION, AND THE FIRST USE OF THIS INFLUENTIAL SERIES OF WOODCUTS! THIS IS, ARGUABLY, THE MOST IMPORTANT 16TH CENTURY ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF DANTE, YEA PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT EDITION EVER PRINTED. ---oOo--- La Comedia di Dante Alighieri con la nova esposizione di Alessandro Vellutello. Impressa in Vinegia, per Francesco Marcolini ad instantia di Alessandro Vellutello MDXLIIII (1544). Very rare first edition 1544 printing of Dante Alighieri s Divina Commedia (Divine Comedy) with commentary by Alessandro Vellutello, printed by Francesco Marcolini, including three full-page and 84 smaller woodcuts, bound in original paper covered vellum of the 16th century. The epic poem La Divina Commedia , the masterpiece of the great Florentine poet Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321), is widely considered THE GREATEST LITERARY WORK PRODUCED IN EUROPE DURING THE MIDDLE AGES. The Commedia was first printed in Foligno in 1472. The fifteenth century saw a total of fifteen editions, most of them with a commentary on the text; Alessandro Vellutello's commentary of 1544 was the first new one to be written in the sixteenth century. Vellutello was particularly interested in clarifying the poem's historical allusions, and aimed to correct the famous commentary of the Florentine humanist Cristoforo Landino (first printed in 1481) on a number of points, as well as … [Click Below for Full Description]
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