Dante's Inferno: The First Part of the Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, First Edition, 1985, HC, NF.

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Phillips, Tom. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1985.
English, First Edition, Near Fine, HC, 4to, 11 3/4" x 8 1/2", [9] 311 pp.
ISBN: 0500013624

Green cloth over board, stamped gilt lettering to spine, stamped gilt illustration to front panel, minor cocking to spine, previous bookstore sticker to back pastedown (Levinson's), otherwise, clean, sharp tips, tightly bound, and unmarked throughout. Very Good white pictorial dust jacket, featuring full-color illustrations to front and back panels, black lettering to front, spine, and interior flaps, some wear to tail and front top edge, light soiling to front and back panels, and spine, blue dot sticker to spine, otherwise, clean and intact. Protected in a paper-backed Mylar sleeve. [9] 311 pp. Includes bound-in ribbon bookmark, red and green illustrated endpapers, 138 color illustrations by painter, printmaker and collagist Tom Phillips (1937-2022), CANTO I - XXXIV, and Iconographical notes and commentary on the illustrations. From inside dust jacket: "The complete text of Phillip's own translation of Dante's great masterpiece is accompanied by the full set of illustrations, which provide a dramatic visual commentary on the poet's journey through hell. The secondary text which occurs on most of the images acts as a lyrical counterpart to Dante's themes. For this edition the artist has provided detailed notes on the genesis of each picture and the nature of its relevance to his and Dante's preoccupations."

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