Divine Books

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Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), The Divine Comedy; translated by Robert & Jean Hollander; illustrated by Monika Beisner (Verona: Valdonega, 2007). Copy 238 of 500. Graphic Arts Collection (GAX) Oversize 2008-0109Q

Midway in the journey of our life
I came to myself in a dark wood,
for the straight way was lost.
Ah, how hard it is to tell
the nature of that wood, savage, dense and harsh —
the very thought of it renews my fear!

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), Dante’s Inferno: translations by twenty contemporary poets; frontispiece by Francesco Clemente ([Hopewell, NJ]: Ecco Press, 1993). Copy 21 of 125. Graphic Arts Collection (GAX) Oversize PQ4315.2 .H28 1993q


Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri. Inferno / a verse translation by Tom Phillips with images and commentary ([London]: Talfourd Press, 1983). Copy 33 of 185. Graphic Arts Collection (GAX) Oversize 2008-0003E

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), The Ante-Purgatorio; Cantos I-IX of the Purgatorio, English translations by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Original etchings by Jack Zajac (New York: Racolin Press, 1964). Edition of 215 copies. Graphic Arts Collection (GAX) Oversize 2006-0046E

It is so bitter death is hardly more so.
But to set forth the good I found
I will recount the other things I saw.
How I came there I cannot really tell,
I was so full of sleep
when I forsook the one true way.
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri / the prose translation by Charles Eliot Norton ; with illustrations from designs by Botticelli (New York: Bruce Rogers & the Press of A. Colish, 1955). Copy 171 of 300. Graphic Arts Collection (GAX) Oversize 2007-0376Q

The Princeton Dante Project: http://etcweb.princeton.edu/dante/index.html

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would it be 'ironic' to say that these images are gorgeous! a definite connection from the artist's 'depths' to the 'surface' (of the paper)! my favorite is the Original etchings by Jack Zajac! Thanks for sharing! I LOVE this exclusive 'Graphic' site.

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