John Ciardi Collection
Manuscript Collection 372

SUBGROUP I: Books
Series 6: Translations of Dante's Divine Comedy

"Dante's 'Inferno'-Cantos I-V from a new translation of The Divine Comedy by John Ciardi." Offprint from THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS CITY REVIEW (Winter 1952), 75-91. Signed and inscribed.
For Fletcher and Inga, crossing with mortal
sense the immortal
sill
from
J. Ciardi,
spotted leopard

NEW WORLD WRITING, #15. Purgatorio, Canto 2. New York: New American Library, Mentor Books, 1959.

BETWEEN WORLDS. An International Magazine of Creativity. Vol. 1, No.1. Contains Purgatorio, Canto 19.

THE RARER ACTION: Essays in Honor of Francis Ferguson. Ed. Alan Cheuse and Richard Koffler. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1970. Contains Paradiso, Canto 33.

THE INFERNO. Translation. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1954.Fifth printing. Signed.

THE INFERNO. Translation. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1954. Second Copy. Fifth printing. Gift of Judith Ciardi.

THE INFERNO. Mentor Classic, 1954. 22nd printing.

THE PURGATORIO
. Mentor Book, 1961. 6th printing

THE PARADISO
. Mentor Book, 1970. 1st printing.
All signed and inscribed to Dr. Robert Clark, a friend of Ciardi's through Fletcher Pratt.
THE INFERNO: for Doc-who may have invented some of this (and raised the rest) but who will find a way out-Joys John
THE PURGATORIO: for Doc-this travelogue of the highest peak in Alaska, Happy climbing-John
THE PARADISO: for Doc-because I don't see how else he can get to Heaven (and who has better earned his chosen damnation) which is to say, with congratulations
John Ciardi

THE INFERNO. Translation. New York: A Mentor Classic from New American Library, 1954. First Printing, August 1954.

THE INFERNO. Third copy of first printing of first edition.

THE INFERNO. Translation. New York: A Mentor Classic from New American Library, 1954. Second printing. Original cover art.

THE DIVINE COMEDY. Boxed set from Mentor Books.
THE INFERNO, 1954, 22nd printing.
THE PURGATORIO, 1961, 6th printing.
THE PARADISO, 1970, 1st printing.
Gift of Judith Ciardi.

THE DIVINE COMEDY. Complete translation. New York: W. W. Norton, 1977. Hardcover. Third printing, signed and inscribed:
for the Stanlays
to give to the Stewarts.
Nil obstat
and with thanks and good wishes
John Ciardi

THE DIVINE COMEDY. Franklin Library edition. With Gustave Dore illustrations.

THE DIVINE COMEDY. Franklin Library Edition. 1983. With Gustave Dore illustrations.

THE DIVINE COMEDY
. Franklin Library Edition for The Oxford Library of the World's Great Books, 1985. Gift from Myra Ciardi.

THE DIVINE COMEDY. Franklin Library. First Edition, 1977.

THE DIVINE COMEDY. Three-volume Modern Library Edition, 1996.
THE INFERNO.
THE PURGATORIO.
THE PARADISO.
All published separately and simultaneously, by arrangement with W. W. Norton.

DANTE ALIGHIERl: THREE LECTURES. By John Ciardi, Chesley J. Matthews, and Francis Ferguson. Washington, D.C.: Published for the Library of Congress by the Gertrude Clarke Whitt all Poetry and Literature Fund, 1965.

DANTE ALIGHIERl: THREE LECTURES. Second copy. Signed and inscribed:
for Dr. Greene
with good wishes -
John Ciardi

ITALIAN LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION. Ciardi listed on title page as author of the introductory essay: "Translation: The Art of Failure." Others listed on title page, presumably as compilers, are James Miller, Robert O'Neal, and
Helen McDonnell. Following the Ciardi essay is a passage from Canto XXIV by Dante, then Ciardi's translation, and finally, the Longfellow translation of the same canto. Paperback.