Purgatory and Paradise New Edition with illustrations by M. Gustave Doré

By: Alighieri, Dante (translated by Rev. Henry Francis Cary)

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B&W Illustrations; C1880's. This book is in Very Good condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers along with chipping to the spine ends and some fraying to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are clean and bright. All Edges Gilt (AEG) though the gilding has dulled somewhat. "Dante, a name abbreviated, as was the custom in those days, from Durante or Durando, was of a very ancient Florentine family. Dante was born in Florence, May, 1265. His mother's name was Bella, but of what family is no longer known. His father he had the misfortune to lose in his childhood; but by the advice of his surviving relations, and with the assistance of an able preceptor." "M. Gustave Doré.... Was born in Strasbourg on 6 January 1832. By age five, he was a prodigy troublemaker, playing pranks that were mature beyond his years. Seven years later, he began carving in cement. At the age of fifteen Doré began his career working as a caricaturist for the French paper Le Journal pour rire, and subsequently went on to win commissions to depict scenes from books by Rabelais..."

Title: Purgatory and Paradise New Edition with illustrations by M. Gustave Doré

Author Name: Alighieri, Dante (translated by Rev. Henry Francis Cary)

Illustrator: Illustrated by M. Gustave Doré

Categories: Illustrated editions,

Edition: Trade Edition

Publisher: New York, Cassell Publishing Company: 1880

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: A37873

Keywords: Illustrated editions Dante Alighieri Rev. Henry Francis Cary M. Gustave Dore Classic literature Poetry Religion Illustrated editions,