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    First Dolce Edition

    [Lodovico Dolce, editor] Dante Alighieri. La Divina Comedia di Dante. Venice: Gabriele Giolito de' Ferrari, 1555. First Dolce edition and the first edition to have the title Divina Comedia. Twelvemo. [36], 318 pages. Publisher's device on the title page; with numerous woodcuts, type ornaments, headpieces and tailpieces found liberally throughout. Contemporary vellum boards with "Dante/Giolito" written in ink on the spine. Some worm damage mostly to the boards and endpaper; contents a bit toned, light water stains throughout, previous owner's bookplate on the front paste-down; split start between pages 240 and 241; occasional underling, else a sound copy in generally very good condition.

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    April, 2015
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