Clark, Kenneth. The Drawings of Sandro Botticelli for Dante’s Divine Comedy. After the Originals in the Berlin Museums and the Vatican. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1976. First US Edition. 218 pages. 14 ½ in x 11 in. Heavy maroon linen cloth with gilt lettering on the spine and front cover. Dust jacket illustrated with a detail from Inferno XVIII, with Botticelli’s original coloring. Endpapers are reproductions of Inferno XXXIII in Botticelli’s original text. The condition of the book and the dust jacket are both fine, with one tiny nick in the spine of the dust jacket. Towards the end of the fifteenth century, in the 1490s, Sandro Botticelli made a series of drawings for Dante’s Divine Comedy. Ninety-two drawings survive. The seven in the Vatican were bought from Queen Christina of Sweden. The rest were bought in 1882 by Lippmann and are now in Berlin. This book of reproductions was the first made in the twentieth century. John Ciardi’s English translation is used for the texts used here. ISBN 0-06-010777-4.