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Lot nr:1094
Book nr:31396
Author:DANTE Alighieri
Title:Dante con l'espositioni di Christoforo Landino, et d'Alessandro Vellutello. Sopra la sua Comedia dell'Inferno, del Purgatorio, & del Paradiso
Town:Venice
Publisher:Giovambattista, Marchio Sessa, & Fratelli (appresso gli Heredi di Fr. Rampazetto)
Year:1578
Description:In-f, [xxviii], 163, [4], 164-392 ff. Title with large woodcut vignette portrait of Dante, woodcut illustrations throughout. Two small holes repaired in lower margin of title page, a few lvs. browned in quires Y, 2D, 2E. Old vellum binding, blue edges, title gilt on spine
Note:Re-edition of the 1564 Sessa edition in which the famous Dante portrait "al gran naso" on the title-page occurs for the first time. The fine, but anonymous, woodcuts derive from the Marcolini edition from 1544. Provenance: Di Luigi Pasquini. Ref. Brunet II, 504; Adams D-108
Price:€1600 - €2400
Sellingprice:€1700
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