By: Wharton, Richard, Esq. M.P.
London:, Printed by T. Bensley . . . for Payne and Mackinlay,: 1804.
Seller ID: 317
8vo. 199 pp. Inscribed by the author and with the bookplate of Peter Isaac. Gray, paper-covered boards with parchment spine. Corners bumped, gray paper worn away at bottom corners. Else very good.Though Henry Francis Cary was the first to translate the entire Divine Comedy into English, several English authors translated various cantos of the work into their native tongue prior to him. According to ESTC, the first such partial translation of Dante's poetry into English appeared in 1773. Wharton's 1804 translation of cantos 3 (the description of the entrance to Hell), 32 and 33 (the story of... View More...