Manuscript Summary: The "Codex Guarneri" was written on paper fewer than twenty years after the death of Dante. The poetic form used in the textual layout, the tercet or "terza rima", which was introduced by Dante, is enhanced by the graphic design: the first letter in the first line of each three-line stanza is highlighted in red ink. The manuscript contains Latin glosses.
Allegretti Paola, Catalogo dei codici italiani, Cod. Bodmer 55, in "Corona Nova. Bulletin de la Bibliotheca Bodmeriana", II (2003), pp. 44-47. Show standard description
Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 55
Paper · I + 163 + I ff. · 28.0 x 20.5 cm · Italy · first half of the 14th century
Dante, Inferno e Purgatorio (Codex Guarneri)
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