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Dante...Comedia dell'Inferno, del Purgatorio, & del Paradiso

1578
Illustrated by Unidentified artist, Italian, 16th century (Italian), Author Dante Alighieri (Italian, 1265–1321), Publisher Giovanni Battista Sessa (Italian, active 1546–1602), Publisher Melchiorre Sessa (Italian, active 1506–1549), Printer Heirs of Francesco Rampazetto (Italian, 16th century)


Place of Publication: Venice, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet II, 504; Mortimer, Italian, under 148

Dimensions

Overall: 30.5 x 22.5 x 4.8 cm (12 x 8 7/8 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

BR530

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 96 woodcuts

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Venice: Heirs of Francesco Rampazetto, for Giovanni Battista and Melchiorre Sessa and brothers, 1578) Folio; 424 leaves; nineteenth-century gilt-stamped red morocco (F. Ranvaud).

Illustrations: author portrait on title page; large woodcuts before “descriptions” of Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso; smaller woodcuts illustrating each canto.


Venice: Heirs of Francesco Rampazetto, for Giovanni Battista and Melchiorre Sessa and brothers, 1578

Provenance

Sala Library [note on preliminary leaf and in dept. register]; anonymous donor, by whom given to MFA, May, 1897.

Credit Line

Gift of an Anonymous Donor