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

details...
[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: Sonnet Introduction Border]

Sonnet Introduction Border

The border and decoration from page 103. An angel, wearing a toga, but with bare feet and bare-legged, beckons to the writer, depicted as a monk with a robe and medieval pointed shoes. I included fairly high resolution copies in case people [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: angel with violin]

angel with violin

A barefooted angel (female) playing the violin; she has wings, too. [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...] [$]

[picture: Symbol of St. Mark the Evangelist]

Symbol of St. Mark the Evangelist

Saint Mark is traditionally depicted (shown) as a lion, sometimes with angel wings. In the background is a scroll, representing the Gospel he wrote. [more...] [$]

[picture: Zodiac wheel from page 116]

Zodiac wheel from page 116

I thought that this circlular arangement of the signs of the zodiac might look good on the front of a greetings card or calendar, or in a scrapbook (or maybe I just don’t [...] [more...] [$]


Tags in this source:

angels animals astrology backgrounds bare feet battlements book covers borders calligraphy candles castles cherubs christmas colour costumes decorations devils dragons drolleries evangelists floriated borders food gold greyscale initials lettera lettering lettert lions mediaeval monks moon music musical instruments mythical creatures nudity occult ornaments oxen page images people pictures of books planets religion robes romance saint john saint luke saint mark saint matthew saints scholars servants spirit sun symbols towers wallpaper windows wings women yellow zodiac

Places shown:

none

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.


Note: If you got here from a search engine and don’t see what you were looking for, it might have moved onto a different page within this gallery.