La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493

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Title: La Commedia, col commento di Cristoforo Landino, 1493
Author: Dante Alighieri
Publisher: Venezia, Matteo Codeca, 29 Noviembre, 1493
Condition: Fair

A late 15th century edition of Dante’s Divine Comedy, being the fifth illustrated edition of the Comedy, and bearing a strong similarity to Matteo di Codeca da Parma’a edition of March 1492. In fact, de Codeca returned to published additional editions as his 1493 printing was extremely popular and spoke to Dante’s popularity and marketability during the 15th century. A study of Venetian imprints also shows that Dante was a leader in the literary field, holding its own against imprints of Petrach’s lyrical poems.

This edition contains 2 of 3 full-page woodcuts, and 92 of 97 smaller woodcuts throughout, with woodcut initials throughout, and several large initials. The woodcuts are reissues from the blocks used in the March 1492 by the same printer.

The woodcuts are attributed to the Master of the Pico Pliny, a miniaturist whose illuminations appeared in manuscripts and incunables dating from 1464 to 1494. His art was applied to both original book decoration and producing designs to allow their reuse as woodcuts.

The binding is that of the 16th century, and the pastedowns are incunable fragments.

One vellum bound volume in folio, 284 of 311 leaves, lacking forward

On note of condition, this volume is in fair shape, with minor rubbing and wear to the binding, and the vellum having splayed. The 10 leaf forward is lacking, as is the 2-leaf preface, numbered leaves 1 and 8, and the last 13 leaves. Of the 100 woodcuts, 6 are lacking, including the full-page woodcut to Inferno.

There is damaged to the second leaf at the margins, as well as staining to the beginning, mostly to the upper right corners. Leaves 41-48 displayed old repairs to the margins, with several of those leaves displaying letter loss. There is foxing and staining throughout, with some pages oddly free from either. The pagination is also incorrect at times, then randomly corrected. Some of the page edges are worn.