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DIVINA COMMEDIA, col comento del P. Baldassarre Lombardi; ora nuovamente arricchito di molte illustrazioni edite ed inedite. [with] IL RIMARIO DELLA DIVINA COMMEDIA DI DANTE ALIGHIERI. L’Indice delle voci del Poema citate dalla Crusca e quello de’ nomi proprj e delle cose notabili. [with] LA BIOGRAFIA DI DANTE ALIGHIERI. Varie illustrazioni della Divina Commedia ed il Catalogo delle edizioni
Padova: Tipografia della Minerva, 1822. 5 volumes. First of the edition, and first with the fundamental work edited by Baldassarre Lombardi. With beautiful engraved illustrations of Inferno, the Montagna del Purgatorio, the Cieli del Paradiso and with a fine portrait of Dante. Royal, thick 8vo (264x174 mm), large and with exceedingly wide margins, luxuriously bound in full red morocco, the covers with central panel formed at the borders by three gilt fillet lines, elaborate gilt corner pieces, the borders of the covers with triple gilt fillet lines surrounding the whole, the spines with compartments fully gilt with elaborate panel designs and fine borders enclosing central tooled decorations in gilt, two compartments with dark green morocco lettering labels gilt, t.e.g., turnovers with dense gilt roll-tooled decorations. pp. XXXIV, f. (1), plate of Inferno, pp. 747, (1, blank); ff. (2), plate with Montagna del Purgatorio, pp. 799, (1); ff. (2), plate with Cieli del Paradiso, f. (1, blank), pp. 845, (1); ff. (3), pp. 430, f. (1); pp. XII, portrait of Dante, pp. 574, ff. (2). A truly excellent copy of this very important edition with full grand margins, fine strong bindings, clean text-blocks and an especially handsome presentation overall. EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE IN FINE BINDING AND BEAUTIFULLY PRESERVED SET OF THE FIRST EDITION of this great classic and fundamental critical work edited by Baldassarre Lombardi, Quite probably the best edition of Dante of all time, surrounded by a monumental philological and critical apparatus that collects the commentaries of the previous major scholars: Magalotti, Lami, Bottari, Torelli e Scolari.
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