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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: 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: Zodiac with evangelists from p. 120]

Zodiac with evangelists from p. 120

This lady [Beatrice] was accompanied by the number nine to the end that men might clearly perceive her to be a nine, that is, a miracle, whose only root is the Holy Trinity.” (p. 119) [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: 37.---Writing My Master's Words (detail)]

37.—Writing My Master’s Words (detail)

The central part of the picture on page 37 showing the mediaeval scholar writing a manuscript at his desk with his quill pen (a feather trimmed, slitted and used for writing) in his hand. [more...] [$]

[picture: Angel playing the harp, attended by deer]

Angel playing the harp, attended by deer

A hind, a stag, a pair of rabbits and two birds are listening to this winged angel playing the harp, in a decorative pice full of vine-leaves. The angel is naked except for a loin-cloth and is barefoot. All very romantic and bucolic, a pastoral scene from heaven. the decoration [...] [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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