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The Ante-Purgatorio: Cantos I-IX of the Purgatorio

Illustrated by Jack Zajac (American, born in 1929), Author Dante Alighieri (Italian, 1265–1321), Translator Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (American, 1807–1882), Publisher Racolin Press (American, 20th century)

Place of Publication: New York, New York, USA


Overall: 51 x 36 x 3 cm (20 1/16 x 14 3/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with ten etching and aquatints

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(New York: Racolin Press, 1964) 51 cm; [3 ff.] 71 pp. [1 f.]; original publisher’s printed buff paper wrappers, original gilt-stamped vellum box (buff cardboard slipcase)

New York: Racolin Press, 1964


Graphite below the colophon "Zajac"; each etching signed in graphite below right "Zajac."


Graphics 1 and Graphics 2, Boston, by whom given to MFA, June 13, 1973.

Credit Line

Gift of Graphics I and Graphics 2