Dante Alighieri

Dante con nuove, et utili ispositioni. Aggiuntoui di più una tauola di tutti i vocaboli più degni d’osseruatione, che a i luoghi loro sono dichiarati.

Lyon, Guillaume Rouillé, 1552.

12° (120 x 67 mm). Collation: a-z8, A-S8 (fols. S3-S5 signed *3-5*). 644, [12] pages. Italic and roman type. On the title-page woodcut printer's device. Woodcut medallion portrait of Dante, on fol. a4v. Three full-page woodcuts, designed by Pierre Vase (fols. a6v, p4v, E5v). Woodcut decorated and animated initials, mostly on black ground; headpieces. The title of each cantica within woodcut frame. Contemporary maroon morocco over pasteboards. Covers framed by blind and gilt fillets, and decorated with floral and foliate tools. Spine with four raised bands, compartmentes decorated with small floral tools. Gilt edges, with the inked early shelfmark ‘viiii'. A very good copy, slightly browned; a few small stains. On the front pastedown cutting taken from a French sale catalogue, describing the present copy (‘Elegante reliure, parfaitement conservée', and the pencilled note ‘Mars 1950 achat 11600-'). Bibliographical pencilled annotations on the rear pastedown.

Provenance: ‘Bibliothèque Raymond Linard Paris'(paper label on the front pastedown); Livio Ambrogio collection.

Reprint of the edition published by Rouillé in 1551.