Italy, possibly Venice, 15th century.
Italian early 18th century vellum with maroon label that is gilt tooled lettered: Comedia di Dante.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1908.
188 leaves (1 column, 39 lines), bound : paper, ill. ; 270 x 200 mm
Carlo Francesco Zampiccoli of Forli (18th century signature on flyleaf); Luigi Giovanelli Saludecio (ca. 1880, stamp on title page); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Leo S. Olschki in 1908; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. written and illuminated in Italy, possibly in Venice, in the early 15th century.
Decoration: 2 historiated initials drawn in colored ink and wash; 1 gold initial.