Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, MS Chig. L.V.176

Boccaccio's Dante and Petrarch Facsimile Edition

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Giovanni Boccaccio compiled and wrote his Dante and Petrarch now in the Chigi collection in Florence between 1363 and 1366, bringing together texts by himself and his contemporaries. The prominent authors of Italian literature represented in this volume include Dante Alighieri, Francesco Petrarch, and Guido Cavalcanti. The Chigi anthology is considered an important witness to the birth of Italian Renaissance literature and a key document in establishing the canon within the genre. It also demonstrates Boccaccio's editorial process in distinguishing between literature and gloss, most evident in his treatment of Vita nuova by Dante.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Boccaccio's Dante and Petrarch": Il Codice Chigiano L.V.176 Autografo di Giovanni Boccaccio facsimile edition, published by Archivi Edizioni, 1974

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Il Codice Chigiano L.V.176 Autografo di Giovanni Boccaccio

Rome: Archivi Edizioni, 1974

  • Commentary (Italian) by De Robertis, Domenico
  • Limited Edition: 625 copies
  • This is a partial facsimile of the original document, Boccaccio's Dante and Petrarch: the facsimile might represent only a part, or doesn't attempt to replicate the format, or doesn't imitate the look-and-feel of the original document.

The facsimile is the complete reproduction of the original document. The pages are represented on a larger white background. The edition features both facsimile and commentary in one volume. The commentary (72 pp.) is clearly separated in a different section, before the facsimile reproduction.

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