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


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[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: 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: 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: 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: 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...] [$]

[picture: angel with violin]

angel with violin

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