Title: The Divine Comedy (La Divina Commedia)
Author: Dante Alighieri, Antonio Manetti (illus), Domenico Manzani (engraver and printer)
Publisher: Accademia della Crusca, 1595, Florence. Impossibly rare.
Condition: Hardcover, full leather. About 16.5cm x 9.5 cm. Rubbing and wear on boards, but spine is mostly good. Engraved title page is missing, otherwise text is complete and firmly bound. Front hinge neatly reinforced. In very good condition for its age. Some stains, wear to pages commensurate with age. 1inch square piece missing from bottom right corner of Manetti’s map, not affecting the map but with some commentary text lost. Half square inch missing from a couple of page corners, largely not affecting text (almost no loss to text). With decorated capitals throughout.