Dante Alighieri

La Commedia di Dante Alighieri col commento inedito di Stefano Talice da Ricaldone. Pubblicato per cura di Vincenzo Promis Bibliotecario di S.M. e di Carlo Negroni, Socio della R. Commissione dei Testi di Lingua.

Torino, Vincenzo Bona, 1886.

4° (374 x 275 mm). xix, 593, [1] pages. Text in two columns. Fine editorial binding, in red cloth; large coat of arms of the Savoia gilt stamped at the centre of the upper cover. Smooth spine, title in gilt lettering. Title littered in gilt on the spine. Pastedowns anf flyleaves in parchment paper. A very good copy, uncut. Minor wear to the outer blank margin of the title-page.

Provenance: Livio Ambrogio collection.

Deluxe edition of the first Commedia containing the Latin commentary attributed at the time to Stefano Talice, and edited on the basis of a late fourteenth-century manuscript discovered in 1884 in the library of the Italian King Umberto I Savoia. The editors of this elegant volume – dedicated to Vittorio Emanuele of Savoia – are the Royal librarian Vincenzo Promis and Carlo Negroni (1819-1896), member of the 'Commissione dei testi di Lingua', and great Dante collector. Negroni played an important role in the foundation, on 3 July 1888, of the Società Dantesca Italiana.