1859 Scarce Book - THE TRILOGY; OR DANTE'S THREE VISIONS - INFERNO, OR THE VISION OF HELL.
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Author: DANTE ALIGHIERI (Translated by Rev. John Wesley Thomas).
Title: The Trilogy; or Dante's three visions, Inferno or the Vision of Hell translated into English, in the metre and triple rhyme of the original; with notes and illustrations by the Rev. John Wesley Thomas.
Publisher: London, Henry G. Bohn, 1859. First edition of this Rev. John Wesley Thomas' translation.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: xlix-356 pages
Binding: Very good and attractive original full cold decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, small stamp of a portrait of Dante from Tobler chocolate maker on the second blank - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the very nice color frontispiece illustration.
Estimate: (Scarce with practically no other copy available worldwide).
The book: Scarce and very attractive translation of Dante's Inferno.
The author: Durante degli Alighieri simply called Dante (c. 1265 – 1321), was a major Italian poet of the Late Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy, originally called Comedìa (modern Italian: Commedia) and later christened Divina by Boccaccio, is widely considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature. It has been referred to as the greatest poem of the Middle Ages.
The translator: John Wesley Thomas (1798-1872).
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