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The Vision; Or Hell, Purgatory, And Paradise, Of Dante Alighieri. Translated By The Rev. Henry Francis Cary, A.M. In Three Volumes. The Second Edition Corrected. With The Life Of Dante, Additional Notes, And An Index. Vol. I. (-III.)

Dante Alighieri 1265-1321.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.

Uniform Title

[Divina commedia., English., Cary.]

Variant Title

Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise
New Works Printed For Taylor And Hessey


London:: Printed For Taylor And Hessey, Fleet Street., 1819.

Physical Description

3 vols.; 214 mm. (Octavo.)

General Note

Vol. I: [12], lii, 303, [1] p. - Vol. II: xii, 309, [1] p. - Vol. III: [4], 297, [29] p.


Vol. I: [Half-t., t.p.] - Preface - Contents - Errata - The Life Of Dante - [Text of 'Hell']; [colophon]. - Vol. II: [Half-t., t.p.] - A Chronological View Of The Age Of Dante - [Text of 'Purgatory']; [colophon]. - Vol. III: [Half-t., t.p.] - [Text of 'Paradise'] - Index; [colophon].

Responsibility Note

The printer is named in the colophons and on the half-title versos: 'Printed by T. Miller, Noble Street, Cheapside.'


G.F. Cunningham, The Divine Comedy in English: a critical bibliography (2 v., 1965-6); P. Toynbee, Dante in English literature (1909). On illustrations to Dante see the bibliographic note on La Divina Commedia Di Dante Alighieri (1757).


On a list of books recommended by Council for purchase on 14 February 1820 (see RA Council Minutes VI, 108). It was acquired in time to be listed in A catalogue of the library in the Royal Academy, London, 1821 (p. 32).

Copy Note

At the end of the third volume has been bound in a six-page catalogue of the publishers, entitled, 'New Works Printed For Taylor And Hessey'.

Name as Subject

Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321


Hell - Heaven - Purgatory - Future life - Afterlife - Christianity - Christian art and symbolism
Italian poetry - 14th century
Translations from Italian - Translations into English - Great Britain - 19th century
Publishers' catalogues - Great Britain - 19th century


Henry Francis Cary, 1772-1844., translator
James Augustus Hessey, publisher
Thomas Miller, printer
Taylor and Hessey (London), publisher