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Bod-Inc: D-016

Dante Alighieri

La Commedia (comm. Christophorus Landinus; ed. Piero da Figino).


Analysis of Content

a1v Landinus, Christophorus: Proemio. See D‑012; on this edition Procaccioli I 177-8.

a9r Ficinus, Marsilius: [Ad Dantem congratulatio. Latin.] See D‑012.

a9v Ficinus, Marsilius: [Ad Dantem congratulatio. Italian.] See D‑012.

a9v [Landinus, Christophorus]: ‘Sito, forma et misura de lo'nferno et statura de giganti et di Lucifero'. See D‑012.

AA1r ‘Tabula di Danthe'.

B1r Dante Alighieri: La Commedia. [First part.] The whole edited by Piero da Figino, as stated in the colophon. See D‑007.

B1r Landinus, Christophorus: [Commentary on the first part.] See D‑012.

S7r Landinus, Christophorus: ‘Prologo . . . sopra el purgatorio'. See D‑012.

S7v Dante Alighieri: La Commedia. [Second part.]

S8r Landinus, Christophorus: [Commentary on the second part.] See D‑012.

g1v Landinus, Christophorus: ‘Prologo . . . sopra el paradiso'. See D‑012.

g2r Dante Alighieri: La Commedia. [Third part.]

g2r Landinus, Christophorus: [Commentary on the third part.] See D‑012.

r2v [Colophon with note on the editor.]

r2v Dante Alighieri: [Rime diverse. Also known as Canzoniere.] ‘Cancione'. Dante Alighieri, Rime della »Vita nuova« e della giovinezza, ed. M. Barbi and F. Maggini, Opere di Dante, ed. V. Branca, F. Maggini, and B. Nardi, 2 (Florence, 1956), and Dante Alighieri, Rime della maturità e dell'esilio, ed. M. Barbi and V. Pernicone, Opere di Dante, ed. V. Branca, F. Maggini and B. Nardi, 3 (Florence, 1969), 69-77 (no. 14), 99-107 (no. 20), 569-77 (no. 103), 378-90 (no. 79), 396-411 (no. 81, without verses 58-61), 411-37 (no. 82), 483-98 (no. 90), 499-514 (no. 91, without verses 81-96), 555-61 (no. 101), 562-8 (no. 102), 541-54 (no. 100), 235-44 (no. 67), 437-58 (no. 83), 178-83 (no. 50), 581-97 (no. 104, verses 1-100), 600-22 (no. 105, verses 1-147), 644-52 (no. 116) and 672-4 (Appendice 5).


Imprint: Venice: Petrus de Plasiis, Cremonensis, 18 Nov. 1491. Folio.


Collation: a10 AA4 B–Z8 a–q8 r6.

Illustrations: 100 woodcuts; woodcut initials.


ISTC: id00033000

GW: GW 7970;

Hain: HCR 5950;

Goff: Goff D‑33;

BMC: BMC V 270;

Proctor: Pr 4482;

Others: BSB‑Ink D‑10; Essling 532; Mambelli, 26-7, no. 14; Oates 1794-5; Sander 2314; Sheppard 3615-16.

LCN: 14815592


Copy number: D-016(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) parchment; the spine gold-tooled; red-edged leaves.

Size: 325 × 225 × 55 mm.

Size of leaf: 307 × 213 mm.

Copious early marginal and interlinear notes, some in Italian and Latin, many providing Spanish glosses.

Provenance: Embossed monogram: ‘L F' pasted on front pastedown. Unread inscription on a1v: ‘D. Gio. Ba[ ]'. Purchased for £1. 11. 6; see Books Purchased (1844), 2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 1.43.

Copy number: D-016(2)

In place of sheet f3.6 is bound sheet f3.6 from a copy of Petrarca, Trionfi. Venice: Petrus de Plasiis, Cremonensis, dictus Veronensis, 1 Apr. 1492 (P‑161).

Wanting sheets a5.6, G4.5, f3.6, and leaf r6. Leaves B8, F6 and r4, 5 mutilated. The missing text on B8, F6, and G4.5 is supplied in an early hand. The missing woodcuts have been replaced with cuts from other editions.

Binding: Nineteenth-century half blue morocco; bound by Maltby.

Size: 288 × 200 × 48 mm.

Size of leaf: 279 × 185 mm.

An engraved portrait of Dante within an ornamental frame is pasted on a front endleaf.

On a1r two lines of verses added in an early hand, incipit: ‘Quan. legis arapeia(?) briseide li[tem?] uenit | Vix bene barbarica grecha notanda manu'; two lines of verse added in another hand, incipit:` Uxoris ame . . .’

Provenance: On a1r a deleted inscription dated 1541. On front endleaf an erased inscription in a sixteenth/seventeenth-century hand: ‘Di me(?) Valerio Maletti(?) [ ] lasciati dal sig. Alessandro Miani'. Auguste Léopold Hervieux (1831-1900); ‘No. 153. Vente Hervieux, Paris, Nov. 1900'. Paget Jackson Toynbee (1855-1932).

SHELFMARK: Toynbee 1110.

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