John Ciardi Collection
SUBGROUP I: Books
"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.
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 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 DIVINE COMEDY. Boxed set from Mentor Books.
THE DIVINE COMEDY. Complete translation. New York: W.
W. Norton, 1977. Hardcover. Third printing, signed and inscribed:
THE DIVINE COMEDY. Franklin Library Edition. 1983. With
Gustave Dore illustrations.
THE DIVINE COMEDY. Franklin Library. First Edition,
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
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