Dante Alighieri

La Divina Commedia nella figurazione artistica e nel secolare commento, a cura di Guido Biagi.

Turin, Unione Tipografico-Editrice Torinese, 1924-1939.

Three volumes, 395 x 300 mm. xiv, 815; viii, 741, [1], viii, 764 pages. Title-pages printed in red and black, text framd within a red border, and surrounded by commentaries. Illustrated with four plates, including three portrait of Dante, respectively from ms 1040 of Biblioteca Riccardiana in Florence, the map of Hell from ms Ital. 74 of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, and two other portraits of the Florentine poet after Luca Signorelli and Raffaello. Original uniform bindings in blind- and gilt-tooled leather. Title in gilt lettering on the spine, edges gilt. A very fine copy.

Provenance: Livio Ambrogio collection.

Deluxe edition, limited to 200 copies. The text of the Commedia was edited by Guido Biagi (1855-1925), and accompanied by the most authoritative commentaries, such as those by Jacopo Alighieri, Iacomo della Lana, the so-called Ottimo, Giovanni Boccaccio, Cristoforo Landino, Alessandro Vellutello, Lodovico Castelvetro, Lorenzo Magalotti, and more recently Pompeo Venturi, Baldassarre Lombardi, Antonio Cesari, Niccolò Tommaseo, and Raffaello Andreoli.