Visions: Hell, Purgatory and Paradise, by Dante
A translation of Dante Alighieri's 'Divine Comedy', by Henry Francis Cary, one of the earliest translators of the Comedia into English. Cary translated Dante's allegorical poem in blank verse and adopted the title 'The Vision', thinking it suited the English language translation better. The poem follows Dante's travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise, representing the soul's journey towards the divine.
This is a handsome copy in a contemporary binding of red morocco and quarter-bound in leather with gilt details. Beautiful burgundy & blue marbled text block edges and endpapers. Includes the life of Dante and a chronological view of his age. Contemporary binding by R. Forrester, the Bookseller, Bookbinder and Publisher in Glasgow. Pp.xlviii,528.