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

[picture: Front Cover from La Vita Nuova]

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: 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: Isolated Angel Drawing]

Isolated Angel Drawing

Woodcut of an angel, an attractive young man with a half-smile and wings. He has bare feet and legs, bare arms, and is beckoning or gesturing, the index finger of [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 37.---Writing My Master's Words]

37.—Writing My Master’s Words

The poet sits at a writing desk let by a candle. The image is printed in black and gold. [more...] [$]

[picture: Calligraphic initial leter T]

Calligraphic initial leter T

This decorative initial “T” was used a drop cap. It has been drawn in a mediaeval calligraphic style, and was printed in a reddish-yellow ink, a sort of gold colour. I cannot say for certain whether it was drawn by Evelyn Paul, but it is in the same style as the [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Border detail: two-faced drollery]

Border detail: two-faced drollery

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 [...] [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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