Dante Alighieri

Lo ‘Nferno E’l Purgatorio E’l Paradiso, di Dante Alaghieri.

Venice, Al Segno de la speranza, 1550.

12° (116 x 63 mm). Collation: A-Z8, Aa-Gg8. 237, [2] leaves, wanting one of the last leaves blanks. Roman and italic type. On the title-page woodcut printer's device. Contemporay limp vellum, traces of ties. Smooth spine, inked title in a contemporary hand (rather faded). A very good copy, covers partly detached. A pale, minor waterstain at the lower blank margin of the last quires. Remains of a paper label on the front pastedown.

Provenance: ‘Ottavio Asteldi' (ownership inscription on the title page); ‘Di Ignazio Natali' (ownership inscription on the front pastedown).

Rare Venetian ‘pocket' edition of the Commedia, with no notes or commentary.