ALIGHIERI Dante – Dante Con L’espositione Di Christofoto Landino, Et Di Alessandro Vellutello – 1564

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ALIGHIERI Dante – Dante Con L’espositione Di Christofoto Landino, Et Di Alessandro Vellutello , Sopra la sua Comedia dell’Inferno, del Purgatorio, et del Paradiso. Con tavole, argomenti, & allegorie, & riformato, riveduto, & ridotto alla sua vera lettura, per Francesco Sansovino fiorentino – 1564. In Venetia, appresso Giovambattista, Marchiò Sessa, et fratelli. Full rigid vellum with handwritten titles on the spine and hot stamped on the lower edge, raised bands; folio, 32,4 x 22,9 cm; sheets (1b) + (28) + 163 + (4) + [164-392] + (1b); coeval binding with Japanese paper restorations on the spine and little damages at the corners, reassembled (nineteenth-century guard cards) as well as the title page, title page with small defects restored on the verso and deleted ownership notes, restoration at the bottom corner of the last leaf of the index table, slight blooms, some browned paper, some halo. Beautiful oval woodcut portrait of Dante with allegorical frame on the title page, headboards and initials in woodcut, 47 beautiful woodcuts adorn Hell, 22 Purgatory and 28 Paradise, canonical Sessa letterpress mark on the back of the last page. Famous ‘nasone’ edition (so known for the portrait of the Poet on the title page, reissue of the first 1544, adorned with a rich and splendid iconographic apparatus engraved on wood.