The New Life of Dante Alighieri (Vita Nuova).
Alighieri, Dante; Charles Eliot Norton (Translator).
Price: 50.00 USD
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1867. Quarto. IV, 149, pp. Uncut. Original green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. Title page in red and black lettering. First American edition of "La Vita Nuova" (The New Life), a medieval text written by Dante Alighieri in 1295. This work is an expression of the medieval genre of courtly love in a prosimetrum style, a combination of both prose and verse. Besides its content, it is notable for being originally written in Italian, rather than Latin; with Dante's other works, it helped to establish the Tuscan dialect in which it is written as the Italian standard. Head and tail of spine rubbed and slightly chipped. Moderate shelf wear. Previous owner's ex-libris on inside of front cover. Offsetting on endpapers. Very minor and sporadic age-toning throughout. Text in English. Binding in overall good-, interior in good+ to very good condition. First American edition. g.
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