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

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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: Angel from page 115]

Angel from page 115

The angel from page 115. The angel carries a music book (I think, or possibly a harp), and kneels with hands clasped as if in prayer. He wears a white robe and has golden wings. [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: 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: Bottom border with angel]

Bottom border with angel

Bottom deorative element from page 122, an angel playing the violin on the left, with oak and vine leaves on the bottom. The angel is female, barefoot and winged. [more...] [$]

[picture: Cherub with Triangle]

Cherub with Triangle

A detail from Fig. 51, a winged cherubs sits playing a musical instrument, a triangle. He is naked, and his eyes glance to one side. He has a curl of hair. [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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