The Divine Comedy. Translated By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Dante Alighieri (and) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Published by Ticknor and Fields, 1867
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Three volume set; green cloth binding with beveled edges to the covers. Minor discoloration on the covers of volumes II & III. Gilt lettering on the spine. Gilt edging to the top of the pages. I: [Inferno] v, 414 pages; notes, illustrations. II: [Purgatorio] vi, 410 pages; notes, illustrations. III: [Paradiso] vi, 452 pages; notes, illustrations, index. Henry W. Longfellow spent three years translating Dante's work between 1864 and 1867 to produce the first American translation of the work. Every Wednesday he would meet with William Dean Howells, James Russell Lowell and Charles Eliot Norton, among others to help him proof read the translation. Very good solid copy. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Divine Comedy. Translated By Henry ...
Publisher: Ticknor and Fields
Publication Date: 1867
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Dante Alighieri
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Alighieri, Dante (author); Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (translator)
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Book Description Houghton Mifflin and Company; The Riverside Press, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.; Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1906. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good Minus. No Jacket. Flaxman, John (illustrator). 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Vol. I (Inferno I), vii, 222 pages, vol. II (Inferno II), vi,198 pages, vol. III (Purgatorio I), vi, 206 pages, vol. IV (Purgatorio II), vi, 210 pages, vol. V (Paradiso I), vi, 222 pages; uniformly bound dark brown three quarters leather over light green cloth (NOT brown cloth with paper spine labels); gilt spine titles and decorations, 5 raised bands to spine; top edge gilt; decorative endpapers; limited edition ("Large paper edition limited to 650 copies, Number 348"); black & white or sepia engraving of classic artwork frontispiece with tissue guard depicting scenes from the Comedy, individual to each volume, 6 additional black & white illustrations scattered throughout; some wear to lower extremities of boards, corners bumped and rubbed, leather has discolored irregularly and is beginning to shed on some volumes, esp. at front joints, vols. 2, 5 & 6 have front joints starting, vols. I & V have chipping to head of spine; free endpapers to all vols. have discoloration at edges adjacent to leather overlap; interior uniformly age-toned; very good minus copies; unusual binding for this limited edition set of the classic Italian work; photographs available upon request; due to excessive weight, additional shipping may be required. Bookseller Inventory # X00641

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Dante Alighieri; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Published by Houghton Mifflin and Company; The Riverside Press, Boston and New York (1906)
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Book Description Houghton Mifflin and Company; The Riverside Press, Boston and New York, 1906. Hardcover. John Flaxman (illustrator). Limited Edition, Edition de Luxe. 222; 198; 206; 210; 236; 222pp. Quarto [27.5 cm] Light brown cloth covered boards with printed paper title labels on the spines. Top edges trimmed; other edges untrimmed. Many uncut pages. Very good. The extremities are mildly rubbed and bumped, and the spines and the edges of the covers are sunned. A few of the volumes have large areas of heavy fading on the covers. There are numerous very small, light stains on the spines. Several of the spine labels have losses from the edges. The largest loss is 3/4" wide by 1" tall. The text block of volume 1 is cracked at the beginning. There is a thin, discolored line on the front cover of volume 2 that measures 9 inches long. Minor moisture staining on the front flyleaf of volume 4. Complete. All plates present. Each volume begins with one of Longfellow's sonnets on translating The Divine Comedy. Illustrated by John Flaxman. This large paper edition is limited to 650 copies, of which this is number 446. Dante Alighieri's epic allegorical poem Commedia, later renamed La Divina Commedia, is one of the most important works of Western literature. Dante was one of the most learned Italian laymen of his day, and he knew much concerning Aristotelian logic and natural philosophy, theology, and classical literature. It was Dante's desire to guide his audience to the practice of philosophical wisdom by means of truths embedded in his own poetry, rather than mysteriously incorporated in scripture. Bookseller Inventory # 37343

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ALIGHIERI, Dante, [ Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, translator]
Published by Ticknor and Fields, Boston (1867)
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Book Description Ticknor and Fields, Boston, 1867. Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine+. First Edition thus. First American translation "of the first complete, and in many respects still the best, English translation of The Divine Comedy." (Luzzi) With bibliographical and critical notes. The translation in each volume is preceded by two of Longfellow's sonnets on translating this epic poem. Royal octavo: vii,[5],414; vi,[4],410; vi,[4],452pp. Publisher's original green C cloth, beveled boards, spines and upper covers lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, fore- and bottom edges untrimmed, titles pages in red and black. Small book label of Frank Hudson on upper left corner of front paste down of each volume. An excellent wide-margined set, with only minor rubbing and wear to bindings, text block free of foxing and tightly bound. BAL 12146. Chamberlain, p. 73. Chew XXV. None of the auction records or bookseller descriptions we have seen distinguish among (or even acknowledges) the four first edition printings. Each volume of the translation was first printed in a private issue of 10 copies between 1865 and 1867. For the first published edition, the translation was revised and notes and an index were added. Between April 13 and September 27, 1867, four printings went through the presses. Our three volume set comprises a second (p. 223, note 116 reads: Vedrai gli antichi spiriti dolenti), a first (p. 350, note 32 reads: It will be noted that Dante / ), and an undetermined printing with first state of the copyright notice (the "H" in "Henry" is set beneath the first "c" in "according"). Longfellow spent several years translating the poem. To help perfect the translation and review proofs, he invited friends to weekly meetings every Wednesday, starting in 1864. The "Dante Club," as it was called, regularly included William Dean Howells, James Russell Lowell, and Charles Eliot Norton. Longfellow "succeeded in capturing the original brilliance of Dante’s lines with a close, sometimes awkwardly literal translation that allows the Tuscan to shine through the English . . . Longfellow’s English indeed comes across as Italianate: in surrendering to the letter and spirit of Dante’s Tuscan, he loses the quirks and perks of his mother tongue." (Joseph Luzzi, "How to Read Dante in the 21st Century," The American Scholar, Web exclusive, March 22, 2016) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB1359

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