William Michael Rossetti

William Michael Rossetti

Translation in blank verse by William Michael Rossetti (London 1829 – 1919), British poet and literary critic.
First edition published at London by Macmillan Publishing Co, in 1865, with a drawing on the cover by the poet and painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828 – 1882) brother of the translator.
There is an autograph dedication of William Michael Rossetti, on the flyleaf of the title page, addressed to Francis Turner Palgrave (1824-1897), author of The Golden Treasury (London, Macmillan, 1861), famous anthology of the English Poetry.
(Later, and until today, the publishing company took the name Macmillan Palgrave).

Frontespizio con dedica autografa nel risguardo
Copertina illustrata da Dante Gabriel Rossetti, fratello del traduttore
Incipit dell’Inferno