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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: 51.---Serving at a Banquet]

51.—Serving at a Banquet

Two men, servants, wearing mediæval outfits with hose (tights) and hats, proceed presumably to a banquet, one with a flask and one with a pie. Overhead, cherubs play musical [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Symbol of St. Matthew the Evangelist]

Symbol of St. Matthew the Evangelist

Saint Matthew is traditionally depicted (shown) as a human or an angel. He holds 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...] [$]

[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: Spirit Angels of Peace]

Spirit Angels of Peace

And I seemed to look towards Heaven, and to behold a multitude of angels who were returning upwards, having before them an exceedingly white cloud: and these angels were singing together [...] [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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