Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882) Working Manuscript Translation of Dante's Inferno, Two Pages.
Single leaf inscribed on both surfaces, dated 14 March 1863, titled, "Inferno," consisting of the first twenty-seven lines of the first Canto, beginning with "Midway upon the journey of our life"; with many lines and words crossed out and revised, including text that was used in the published edition, and sometimes one or two variants that were not published. Written on laid watermarked paper, with the blind stamp of Ackmerman of London in the upper left hand corner, text mainly written in brown ink, most cross-outs and emendations to the text in ink, with a few edits in pencil; manuscript note in another hand, in pencil, top right corner, stating that this page was taken from a portfolio on Longfellow's desk by his brother Samuel on 17 February 1890, 7 1/4 x 8 3/4 in.
[with] A clipped signature of Longfellow, and picture postcard.
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