Dante’s Visions; Inferno, Purgatory, & Paradise (1888)

Campbell mentions Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’ in his Chapter in volume 4, Gaelic Ossian – Internal Evidence, &c., and, while I don’t have an old copy of that book, I thought I’d share the 3 volumes of ‘Dante’s Visions’ I have, as they always remind me of each other. Gustav Doré’s illustrations throughout are brilliant. I’m not sure if it’s generally known that Dante’s ‘Inferno’ wasn’t a stand-alone publication. I can understand why it was more popular than the others as the description of Dante and his pychopomp, Charon’s, travels through the 9 Circles of Hell is really dark and fascinating due to the author’s detailed depiction of each level of the fiery dimension. It’s the only one of the 3 volumes I’ve read though I may yet find time for some entertainment reading (any book not relevant to RSH).

 

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D. Alighieri (1888), ‘Dante’s Visions; Inferno, Purgatory, & Paradise’, Transl. Rev. H. F. Cary, Illus. M. G. Doré, Vols. 1-3, Albany, New York: Argyle Press, Spines.

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D. Alighieri (1888), ‘Dante’s Visions; Inferno, Purgatory, & Paradise’, Transl. Rev. H. F. Cary, Illus. M. G. Doré, Vols. 1-3, Albany, New York: Argyle Press, Front Cover.

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D. Alighieri (1888), ‘Dante’s Visions; Inferno, Purgatory, & Paradise’, Transl. Rev. H. F. Cary, Illus. M. G. Doré, Vols. 1-3, Albany, New York: Argyle Press, Former Owner’s Provenance.

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D. Alighieri (1888), ‘Dante’s Visions; Inferno’, Transl. Rev. H. F. Cary, Illus. M. G. Doré, Vol. 1, Albany, New York: Argyle Press, Frontispiece.

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D. Alighieri (1888), ‘Dante’s Visions; Inferno’, Transl. Rev. H. F. Cary, Illus. M. G. Doré, Vol. 1, Albany, New York: Argyle Press, Publisher’s Page.

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D. Alighieri (1888), ‘Dante’s Visions; Purgatory’, Transl. Rev. H. F. Cary, Illus. M. G. Doré, Vol. 2, Albany, New York: Argyle Press, Frontispiece.

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D. Alighieri (1888), ‘Dante’s Visions; Purgatory’, Transl. Rev. H. F. Cary, Illus. M. G. Doré, Vol. 2, Albany, New York: Argyle Press, Publisher’s Page.

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D. Alighieri (1888), ‘Dante’s Visions; Paradise’, Transl. Rev. H. F. Cary, Illus. M. G. Doré, Vol. 3, Albany, New York: Argyle Press, Frontispiece.

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D. Alighieri (1888), ‘Dante’s Visions; Paradise’, Transl. Rev. H. F. Cary, Illus. M. G. Doré, Vol. 3, Albany, New York: Argyle Press, Publisher’s Page.

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