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dc.contributor.authorAlighieri, Dante
dc.identifier.citationAlighieri, Dante. Divina Commedia. Venice: Printed by Aldus Manutius, 1502.en_US
dc.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.en_US
dc.description.abstractExcerpt of the 1502 edition of Dante's "Divina Commedia" printed by Aldus Manutius. Printed in Italian.en_US
dc.publisherPrinted by Aldus Manutiusen_US
dc.subjectEarly printed booksen_US
dc.subjectDante Alighieri, 1265-1321en_US
dc.subjectManuzio, Aldo, 1449 or 1450-1515en_US
dc.titleLe Terze Rime di Dante or Divina Commediaen_US

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