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Dante’s Inferno (1888)


Dante’s Inferno (1888)


Title: Inferno
Author: Dante Alighieri, Rev Henry Francis Cary (trans), Gustave Dore (illus)
Publisher: Cassell & Co. No date, inscription dated 1888. Rare in this condition.
Condition: Hardcover, huge decorative cloth. In very good condition for its age – very slight fraying to ends of spine, Very slight wear to gilt on cover, inscription to ffep. A gorgeous book. Extremely large and heavy – shipping overseas will cost extra.

1 in stock

One of the early Dore editions. Stunning.

Inferno (Italian for “Hell”) is the first part of Dante Alighieri’s 14th-century epic poem Divine Comedy.

It is an allegory telling of the journey of Dante through Hell, guided by the Roman poet Virgil. In the poem, Hell is depicted as nine circles of suffering located within the Earth. Allegorically, the Divine Comedy represents the journey of the soul towards God, with the Inferno describing the recognition and rejection of sin.


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