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Leaf from the 1487 Boninus printing

Alighieri, Dante, 1265-1321.
The Brescia Dante with a Leaf from the Illustrated Edition of 1487 Printed by Boninus de Boninis and Two Essays: Dante Alighieri, Universal Poet by Philip J. Spartano; Boninus de Boninis in the History of Printing by Chad J. Flake. Salt Lake City: Brigham Young University, 1975.
Call Number: (SPL)(FOL) PQ 4302 .A87 B7x
Special Collections, Golda Meir Library

Reproduction of a leaf from Inferno V

Dante's Divina Commedia was the most important book to be printed by Boninis during his career because of his woodcut illustrations. These depictions of Dante's work set the tone for all succeeding illustrations.

The text is surrounded by the commentary of Cristoforo, first published in the Florence edition of Dante in 1481 by Nicolaus Laurentius and again by Octavianus Scotus in 1484 in Venice.

This publication, which includes an original leaf from the Boninus Dante, is limited to an edition of 250 copies.


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