Description"Divina Commedia" was written by Dante Alighieri in the fourteenth century. It is an Italian narrative poem. This 1502 edition was printed by Aldus Manutius at the Aldine Press in Venice. The Aldine Press pioneered the printing of books in a smaller, octavo-size format to make them more affordable and accessible to the public. The Aldine Press also developed a new typeface called italics. "Divina Commedia" is one of the first texts to feature this font. Although this book lacks a title page, it has the well-known colophon identifying it has a work of the Aldine Press. The Bentley Rare Book Museum has digitized an excerpt of this book.
CitationAlighieri, Dante. Divina Commedia. Venice: Printed by Aldus Manutius, 1502.