DANTE ALIGHIERI. Dante con l'espositioni di Christoforo Landino, et d'Alessandro Vellutello. Sopra la sua Comedia dell'Inferno, del Purgatorio, & del Paradiso. Venice: Giovambattista, Marchio Sessa, & Fratelli, 1578.
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DANTE ALIGHIERI. Dante con l'espositioni di Christoforo Landino, et d'Alessandro Vellutello. Sopra la sua Comedia dell'Inferno, del Purgatorio, & del Paradiso. Venice: Giovambattista, Marchio Sessa, & Fratelli, 1578.
Sold for US$ 3,660 inc. premium

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DANTE ALIGHIERI.
Dante con l'espositioni di Christoforo Landino, et d'Alessandro Vellutello. Sopra la sua Comedia dell'Inferno, del Purgatorio, & del Paradiso. Venice: Giovambattista, Marchio Sessa, & Fratelli, 1578. Edited by Francesco Sansovino. a8 b6 c4 d10 A-V8 X12 Y-3C8 (wanting b6 ?blank). [xxvii], 163, [4], 164-392 ll. Title with large woodcut vignette portrait of Dante, woodcut illustrations throughout. Folio (305 x 210 mm). Early 20th century crushed morocco gilt, covers paneled in gilt with central arabesques enclosing "Dante" and "MDLXXVIII" on upper and lower cover respectively, a.e.g. Title and a few preliminary leaves lightly waterstained, title with 2 edge repairs on verso, a handful of leaves browned, joints cracked with chipping at head and tail of spine.

Second Sansovino edition of the Divine Comedy, with an attractive title-page portrait of the poet. Adams D108.
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