Dante Alighieri

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Venice, Giovanni Antonio Morando, 1554.

8° (146 x 95 mm). Collation: A-Z8, AA-MM8, NN4 (fol. NN2 wrongly signed MM2). 278, [6] leaves. Roman and italic type. On the title-page woodcut printer's device. Woodcut medallion portrait of Dante on fol. A2v, three full-page woodcuts at the beginning of each canto. Bound in antique vellum, smooth spine. Edges red. A good copy, some leaves trimmed. Repairs to the outer blank margin of fol. NN3, fol. NN4 backed. A small loss to the lower blank margin of fol. Z7, without any loss. A few spots and stains. Copious marginalia in an eighteenth-century hand, maniculae and reading marks.

A fine Venetian edition, a substantial reprint of the Commedia published in 1551 by the Lyonese Rouillé. This edition is the only book known to contain the name of the printer Giovanni Antonio Morando.