This essay compares three inventories (of warehouses and bookshops) and a ledger - all datable to the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries - to assess the influence of the commentaries for the fortunes of Dante’s Commedia and the reading tastes of readers in Bologna and Ferrara. It will also provide a brief history of the reception of Dante’s works in this period.
"EDITIONS OF DANTE IN BOOKSHOP INVENTORIES BETWEEN THE FIFTEENTH AND THE SIXTEENTH CENTURIES, A BOOKSHOP LEDGER AND A CONTRACT FOR PRINTING: SOME POSSIBLE INTERPRETATIONS,"
Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies: Vol. 2
, Article 3.
Available at: https://repository.upenn.edu/bibdant/vol2/iss1/3