La Vita Nuova (The New Life) (page 1/5)

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[picture: Front Cover from La Vita Nuova]

Pictures and page images from La Vita Nuova (The New Life) by Dante Alighieri, translated by Gabriel Rossetti and illustrated by Evelyn Paul, with music by Alfred Mercer.

The book is undated, but it appears to have been produced some time between 1897 and 1920. Most booksellers say about 1910, so that is what I have used.

Gabriel Rossetti was a Pre-Raphaelite painter and a Romantic writer and poet.

The full text of this translation is online at The Rosetti Archive, although it isn’t exactly the same edition.

I have scanned some complete pages, some details, and also some borders.

There is an entry in the Nuttall Encyclopædia for Charles Dante Gabriel Rossetti and another for Dante Alighieri.

Evelyn Paul died in 1945, less than 70 years ago, but this book was published jointly in the UK and the US, before 1923, and hence is out of copyright, so I have marked the images as public domain.

Title: La Vita Nuova (The New Life)

Author: Alighieri, Dante

City: London, New York

Date: 1910

Total items: 33

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Angel from page 115]

Angel from page 115

The angel from page 115. The angel carries a music book (I think, or possibly a harp), and kneels with hands clasped as if in prayer. He wears a white robe and has golden wings. [more...] [$]

[picture: Two cherubs play flute and violin]

Two cherubs play flute and violin

A detail from Fig. 51, two winged cherubs sit playing musical instruments, one a twin pipe and the other a bowed instrument like an early violin. [more...] [$]

[picture: 115. Love Hath So Long Possessed Me]

115. Love Hath So Long Possessed Me

Full page image showing the sonnet and also the decoration. I have scanned the angel separately, as the next image. [more...] [$]

[picture: Border detail: Satyr or horned devil]

Border detail: Satyr or horned devil

A drollery; these were strange and grotesque creatures placed in the margins of manuscripts by mediaeval scribes. This one is from 1910, in imitation of mediaeval drolleries. It is a devil, or satyr, with one bird [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Osanna in Excelsis]

Osanna in Excelsis

The phrase, Osanna in Excelsis (moer commonly written in English, Hosanna in Excelsis) in the form of a giant “E” with a decorative initial letter “O” containing angels, and a smaller E-within-the-e in a Mediaeval Uncial style. Printed in dark [...] [more...] [$]


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Pictures and page images from La Vita Nuova (The New Life) by Dante Alighieri, translated by Gabriel Rossetti and illustrated by Evelyn Paul, with music by Alfred Mercer.

The book is undated, but it appears to have been produced some time between 1897 and 1920. Most booksellers say about 1910, so that is what I have used.

Gabriel Rossetti was a Pre-Raphaelite painter and a Romantic writer and poet.

The full text of this translation is online at The Rosetti Archive, although it isn’t exactly the same edition.

I have scanned some complete pages, some details, and also some borders.

There is an entry in the Nuttall Encyclopædia for Charles Dante Gabriel Rossetti and another for Dante Alighieri.

Evelyn Paul died in 1945, less than 70 years ago, but this book was published jointly in the UK and the US, before 1923, and hence is out of copyright, so I have marked the images as public domain.


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