Le Terze Rime.

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Creator

Dante.

Title

Le Terze Rime.

Publisher

Venice: Aldus Manutius,

Date

August 1502.

Description

Although Aldus focused his publication program on ancient literature, he admired later writers whose style reflected the elegance of the classical era. Dante was printed as early as 1472, but this Aldine edition is the first appearance of the Divine Comedy in the smaller octavo format pioneered by Aldus. This copy is printed on vellum, with the opening initial of each book illuminated in red, blue, green, and gold.

Source

From the collection of T. Kimball Brooker.

Citation

Dante. , “Le Terze Rime. ,” Grolier Club Exhibitions, accessed August 20, 2018, https://grolierclub.omeka.net/items/show/198.