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Dante Alighieri, 1265–1321
Inferno, the Divine comedy of Dante Alighieri : a verse translation / by Tom Phillips with images & commentary.
Additional Title(s):

Divine comedy of Dante Alighieri, Inferno

Dante, Inferno

Inferno. English.
London : Talfourd Press, [1983].
Physical Description:
2 volumes : 139 illustrations (some color) ; 42 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A P 16
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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"The prints also contain another form of commentary; a parallel text embedded in the images; a poetic gloss deriving (as does A humument) from W.H. Mallock's A human document, a Victorian novel that is here plundered and 'treated' anew ... the following graphic techniques have been used:-silkscreen, etching, blind intaglio, mezzotint, stone lithography, plate lithography, four colour offset lithography, letterpress, plus various combinations of these with occasional hand additions ... Each canto uses three sheets (i.e. twelve pages) ... [and] has a thematic frontispiece and three images"--Dante's Inferno (Waddington Galleries, 1983), Introduction.
"Printed on ... mould-made Inveresk paper (Somerset-type) made and tinted to the artist's own specification and incorporating his own signature as the watermark."--Colophon.
Colophon signed and numbered by Phillips in pencil, and each illustration initialed by him.
In clamshell boxes. "All the bindings for the Talfourd Press were designed and executed by Pella Erskine-Tulloch."--Colophon.
Issued in a limited edition of 185 copies, including 10 deluxe copies, 10 artists' proofs, 17 hors commerce copies, 2 archive copies, and 100 copies of the standard edition.
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 54 of 100 copies in the standard edition.
Subject Terms:
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Inferno -- Illustrations.
Hell -- Poetry.
Hell in art.
Artists' books.
Screen prints.
Phillips, Tom, 1937- translator, illustrator.
Erskine-Tulloch, Pella, 1956- book designer.
Mallock, W. H. (William Hurrell), 1849-1923. Human document.
Talfourd Press, publisher.

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