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  • La Commedia


  • Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
  • Botticelli, Sandro, 1444 or 1445-1510
  • Baldini, Baccio
  • Landino, Cristoforo, 1424-1504
  • Laurentii, Nicolaus, active 1475-1486, printer
  • Holford, George Lindsay, 1860-1926, former owner
  • Bishop, Cortlandt F. (Cortlandt Field), 1870-1935, former owner
  • Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Otto Vollbehr Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • Florence, Nicolaus Laurentii, Alamanus, 30 Aug. 1481.


  • -  Italy--Florence


  • Incunabula--Italy--Florence--1481


  • -  Introduction and commentary by Cristoforo Landino.
  • -  With an incomplete series of engravings after Botticelli. See note in Goff regarding disposition.Their execution has been attributed to Baccio Baldini (see U.S. National Gallery of Art. Early Italian engraving, 1973, p. 13-14).
  • -  Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 229
  • -  Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, D-29
  • -  Copinger, W.A. Supplement to Hain's Repertorium bibliographicum, 5946
  • -  Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum, VI, p. 628 (IC.27095b)
  • -  Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, 7966 (with variants on leaves [276b] and [312a])
  • -  Hind. Early Italian engraving, I, p. 99-116, and illus.
  • -  LC copy, without blanks [1], [14-15], and [371-372], contains all 19 engravings, that to canto 1 mounted on repaired portion of leaf [16], that to canto printed on the page, that to canto 3 mounted and largely repaired.
  • -  LC copy: from the library of Sir George Holford; ex libris Cortland F. Bishop.
  • -  Vollbehr H5946


  • [372] leaves ([1], [14-15], [169], and [371-372] blank). illus. 41.3 cm. (fol.)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Incun. 1481 .D3
  • Incun. 1481 .D3 Copy 2 Copy 2. 42 cm. Variant of GW on leaf [312a]. Without the blanks. Engravings to canto 1 and 2, and a second impression of the latter, preceding canto 3, all printed on the page. Bookplate and superexlibris of Frederic Perkins.

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 48035267

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Dante Alighieri, Sandro Botticelli, Baccio Baldini, Cristoforo Landino, Nicolaus Laurentii, George Lindsay Holford, Cortlandt F Bishop, Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, and Otto Vollbehr Collection. La Commedia. Florence, Nicolaus Laurentii, Alamanus, 30 Aug, 1481. Pdf.

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Dante Alighieri, Botticelli, S., Baldini, B., Landino, C., Laurentii, N., Holford, G. L. [...] Otto Vollbehr Collection. (1481) La Commedia. Florence, Nicolaus Laurentii, Alamanus, 30 Aug. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Dante Alighieri, et al. La Commedia. Florence, Nicolaus Laurentii, Alamanus, 30 Aug, 1481. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.