Frankfurt, Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg, MS Ausst. 33 (olim lat. qu. 57)

Divine Comedy - Frankfurt Manuscript Facsimile Edition

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The Frankfurt Manuscript is among the earliest illuminated manuscripts of Dante's Divine Comedy, an allegorical poem describing the author's journey through the underworld. Created—with illumination perhaps by Niccolò da Bologna—in northeastern Italy after 1350, it presents the poem followed by an extensive commentary by Jacopo della Lana that explores the text's Christian theological dimensions. The beginnings of the poem's three canticles—Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso—are marked by historiated initials and scenes from the poem in the lower margins, and historiated initials and bas-de-page scenes open the three sections of the commentary.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Divine Comedy - Frankfurt Manuscript": La Commedia col commento di Jacopo della Lana dal Codice francofortese arci-β facsimile edition, published by Reichsdruckerei, 1939

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Manuscript book description compiled by Elizabeth C. Teviotdale.
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La Commedia col commento di Jacopo della Lana dal Codice francofortese arci-β

Frankfurt am Main: Reichsdruckerei, 1939

  • Commentary (Italian, German) by Schmidt-Knatz, Friedrich
  • Limited Edition: 500 copies
  • This is a partial facsimile of the original document, Divine Comedy - Frankfurt Manuscript: 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 edition features both facsimile and commentary in one volume, and the commentary (16 pp.) is clearly separated in a different section, before the facsimile reproduction.



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