The Divine Comedy Library edition

The Divine Comedy Library edition

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Description

This is to purchase a Castalia Library edition of THE DIVINE COMEDY by Dante Alighieri.

FEATURES

  • Genuine Italian cowhide binding
  • 22k gold spine
  • Gilded front cover
  • Gilded page edges
  • Archival-quality paper
  • New and original layout by cantos
  • Features the 1867 translation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Includes six sonnets written by Longfellow about the Comedy
  • Interior woodcuts from the 1497 Venetian edition by Pietro Quarengi
  • A timeless literary classic

Ah! from what agonies of heart and brain,
What exultations trampling on despair,
What tenderness, what tears, what hate of wrong,
What passionate outcry of a soul in pain,
Uprose this poem of the earth and air,
This mediæval miracle of song!

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