Dante Alighieri: La Commedia.
Commentary by Jacopo della Lana. Edited by Cristoforo Berardi da Pesauro. Add: Jacopo della Lana: Credo. Busone da Gubbio: Sopra la Commedia. Jacopo di Dante Alighieri: Sopra la Commedia. [Pseudo-] Dante Alighieri: Il Credo. Preliminaries: Giovanni Boccacio: Vita di Dante.
[Venice]: Vindelinus de Spira, 1477.
Fol. ā8 ē8 a-i10 K10 l-m8 n-ſ10 t-v8 x-y10 aa-gg10 hh-ii8 KK-OO10 PP12.  leaves (ā1, a1, PP12 blank). ā2 signed ā, ā3 signed ā2, etc.
ISTC id00027000; GW 7964; Goff D27; BMC V 248 (IB. 20577); Bod-inc D-010; CIBN D-12; BSB-Ink D-8.
In the text the commentary by Jacopo della Lana is wrongly ascribed to Benvenuto d'Imola.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bf.1.4 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 1971 in Guillaume de Bure, Bibliographie instructive: supplément ... ou catalogue des livres de feu M. L.J. Gaignat, 2 vols (Paris: 1769).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter at the Gaignat sale through his agent, Jean-Baptiste Dessain, for 121 livres 13 sous; see Dessain-Hunter correspondence (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 25r).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ak.3.9”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century blue goatskin; covers decorated with a triple gold-fillet border, a gold fleuron at each corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; pink silk bookmark. Size: 338 x 237 mm.|
|Leaf size:||326 x 225 mm.|
|Annotations:||Copious marginal annotations in Italian in a 16th-century hand, almost all heavily washed out in Inferno and Purgatorio (less frequent in Paradiso); on d6, d7 and l4, patches of light blue staining over sections of washed-out marginalia probably result from the trial use of a chemical reagent in the 19th century; occasional nota marks and manicules.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaves ā1 and PP12.|