Title: La Divina Comedia di Dante
Author: Alighieri, Dante; Dolce, Lodovico
Publisher: Appresso Nicolo Misserini
Year published: 1629
Place of Publication: Venezia
Book Condition: Very Good
Binding: Full Calf
Notes: La Divina Comedia di Dante, Con gli Argomenti & Allegorie per ogni Canto. E due Indici, uno di tutti i vocaboli piu importanti usati dal Poeta, con la esposition loro, E l’altro delle cose piu notabili (Venezia: Appresso Nicolo Misserini, 1629), pp. (6), 510, (24). Rebound in full brown calf, with gilt titling and decoration to spine, gilt border to front and back boards, marbled paper on inner boards, original endpapers. Dark green edge. Binding bumped and front joint tender. Previous bookseller’s sticker on inner front board. Slight foxing to outer pages though the rest of the book is clean. The third and final edition of La Divina Commedia published in the seventeenth century, during which period its author fell almost into oblivion (it did not resurface until the nineteenth century). Prefaced with a short ‘Vita di Dante’ by Lodovico Dolce. Title page framed with architectural copper engraving with portrait of the poet. It has been described as the ‘most accurate’ edition of the text published in the seventeenth century (Witte, intro. to the critical edition of the text published in 1862, p. XXIII). Text in Italian.