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Convivio di Dante Alighierei Fiorentino. Florence, Francesco Bonnacorsi, 20 September 1490. In-8 (203 x 140 mm) of 90 ff.n.ch. Collation: a-k8 l10; ivory vellum, smooth spine with manuscript title, blue edges (Italian 18th century binding). Original edition. Written in Italian during his exile between 1304 and 1307, the Convivio - The Banquet - is undoubtedly the most direct work in which Dante sets out the general philosophical problems that animate him. Indeed, this treatise was to contain all human knowledge. In fact, it contains questions of politics, philosophy and love. Dante was the first to defend the use of the vernacular language, which he considered superior to Latin in terms of the beauty and nobility of the language. "The first extended piece of original expository prose in the Italian vernacular"(Lansing, Dante, encyclopedia, pp. 224-232). The three fundamental themes of the Convivio are the defense of the vernacular language, the exaltation of philosophy, and the debate on the essence of nobility. First and last leaves lightly margin-spawned, if not very good copy including some marginalia in brown ink. Goff, D-36; HC, 5954; Pellechet, 4120; Polain, 1228; Oates, 2410; IGI, 367; Proctor, 6309; BMC, VI, 673; GW, 7973.
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