1882 Rare Book - The VISION; or HELL, PURGATORY, & PARADISE of Dante Alighieri.
Author: DANTE ALIGHIERI. (Translated by The Rev. Henry Francis Cary).
Title: The Vision; or Hell, Purgatory, & Paradise, of Dante Alighieri. With the Life of Dante, Chronological View of His Age, Additional Notes, and Index.
Publisher: New York, Hurst & Co., Publishers, no date. (Circa 1882). "Arlington Poets" edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 5 ".
Pages: 600 pages.
Binding: Good original full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn, soiled and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, name of a previous 1882 owner on the first blank - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the nice tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Dante.
The book: Rare edition of Rev. Henry Francis Cary translation of Dante's Divine Comedy.
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: The Reverend Henry Francis Cary (6 December 1772 – 14 August 1844) was a British author and translator, best known for his blank verse translation of The Divine Comedy of Dante.
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