Dante...Comedia dell'Inferno, del Purgatorio, & del Paradiso
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
Brunet II, 504; Mortimer, Italian, under 148
Overall: 30.5 x 22.5 x 4.8 cm (12 x 8 7/8 x 1 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with 96 woodcuts
Not On View
(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
Sala Library [note on preliminary leaf and in dept. register]; anonymous donor, by whom given to MFA, May, 1897.
Gift of an Anonymous Donor