large 4to in illustrated boards and dustwrapper, now in a fresh mylar sleeve, A beautiful facsimile edition with all the Dore plates printed so well that they look virtually like the original gravure images (in tertms of the tonal range). 383o. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1855. Excerpt: ... after recalled for the alleged reason of the unhealthiness of the Can. place, which proved fatal to Guido Cavalcanti [Can. 10,1.169], while sentences of exile were passed against others of their adversaries, whose partisans therein suspected the influence of Dante, though no longer in office, and by their misrepresentations excited against him a strong popular feeling, so that during the ascendancy of the Blacks under Charles of Valois' protection in 1301, the house of the poet, then absent as ambassador at the Papal Court, was burnt and plundered by a mob, and he himself summoned to trial under various pretences of malversation, and, without having had time to appear, condemned in January 1302 to a fine and a two years' banishment, which was renewed and declared perpetual in the months of March and April following. The exiles of the White faction for the most part allied themselves to the Ghibellines, who had long been involved in a like calamity with their own. The influence of the poet was practically thrown on the same side of the balance, though he distinguished himself from his confederates by a more distinct and conscientious adherence to the vital principles of the party, in asserting the independence and supremacy of the Secular in relation to the Spiritual Government of the World, on which subject his De Monarchia contains a fully developed theory. When rose the sun That is, in the first sign, or Aries, making 1. 3g. spring here, and autumn in the southern hemisphere, where Dante will appear.to place the terrestrial Paradise; which season we may naturally suppose to have prevailed, when God made for Adam the "herb yielding seed and fruit tree yielding fruit." The date will hereafter be more particularly ascertained. a lion intervene.--The Lion has been explained as Philipp...
About the Author: Dante Alighieri was born in 1265 in Florence to a family of minor nobility. He entered into Florentine politics in 1295, but he and his party were forced into exile in a hostile political climate in 1301. Taking asylum in Ravenna late in life, Dante completed his Divine Commedia, considered one of the most important works of Western literature, before his death in 1321.
Title: Dante's Divine Comedy
Publisher: Eagle Edition
Publication Date: 2007
Book Condition: As New
Book Description Arcturus Publishing, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0008710764
Book Description Arcturus, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Gustave Dore (illustrator). Unmarked with little sign of use, 1" tear in wrapper (no loss). Heavy book, will incur some extra postage (at cost) outside UK. Seller Inventory # 005193