Comento di Christophoro Landino fiorentino sopra La comedia di Danthe Alighieri poeta fiorentino.

Accession number: 
PML 15417
Author: 
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published: 
Impressi i[n] Venesia [Venice] : P[er] Bernardino Benali & Matthio da Parma, del. MCCCCLXXXXI. adi iii. Marzo [3 March 1491]
Description: 
[10], CCLXXXXI, [1] leaves : illustrations (woodcuts) ; 30.5 x 21 cm. (fol)
Credit Line: 
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1907.
Notes: 

Title from caption of Proemio (leaf [1]/1r): Comento di Christophoro Landino fiorentino sopra La comedia di Danthe Alighieri poeta fiorentino.
Colophon (L7v): Impressi i[n] Venesia p[er] Bernardino Benali & Matthio da Parma & ha a[n]chora posto di fora i[n] li margini tutte le historie nota[n]de & li nomi p[ro]prii che si trouano i[n] ditta opera fornita de sta[m]par del. MCCCCLXXXXI. adi. iii. Marzo.
There are 2 variants of the colophon, see GW 7969, Anm. 1.
Printed in types 9:108R and 10:80R.
Collation: a¹⁰; a-z⁸ &⁸ [con]⁸ [rum]⁸ A⁸ B⁶ C-I⁸ K⁶ L⁸: 302 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery folio.
101 woodcuts, some repeated.
Includes (leaves L7v-L8r)--the suppositious Credo, Pater Noster and Ave Maria.
PML copy with colophon variant 1.
PML copy missing 11 leaves: a1-10 and L8.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 30 x 20 cm.

Binding: 
16th/17th-century vellum over stiff paper boards (30.5 x 21 cm.) stab sewn; repaired. Plain paper fly leaves. 2 ties, missing.
Inscriptions/Markings: 

Hand decoration: No rubrication required. Annotations: Contemporary marginal notations in an Italian/humanist hand on first few leaves of Canto I, and then minimal notations sporadically throughout rest. Fly leaves and binding with calculation notations.

Provenance: 
Antonius de Gilberto, donation inscription: "Ex dono D. Ant[on]ii de Gilberto" (rear fly leaf verso); Salvatore da Martinengo, inscription: "Pred[icato]re Cappuccino P[adre] Salvatore da Martinengo" (rear fly leaf verso); Giovanni Battista Marinelli, donation inscription to Sancti Hieronymi Caritatis (San Girolamo della Carità, Rome?), partially abraded, 1689 (rear fly leaf verso); unidentified crowned armorial stamp in black ink (leaf a1r); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased (from Canessa?) in 1907.
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