The Early Italian Poets From Ciullo D'Alcamo to Dante Alighieri (1100-1200-1300) , the Fitzwilliam Proof

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: The Early Italian Poets From Ciullo D'Alcamo to Dante Alighieri (1100-1200-1300)
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Publisher: Smith, Elder, and Co.
Printer: Whittingham and Wilkins, Chiswick Press; Tooks Court, Chancery Lane
City of publication: London
Date of publication: 1861
Edition: 1
Pagination: [i-ii], leaf with woodcut illustration tipped in, [iii]-xxxvi, [1]-451; page 352 misnumbered as 252
Authorization: DGR
Collation: [a] 2 plus tipped-in woodcut leaf, b-c 8, B-U 8, X-Z 8, AA-FF 8, GG 2


Current Location: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Physical Description

Lines per Page: 30
Columns: 1
Margin top: 1.7 cm
Margin bottom: 3 cm
Margin right: 3.3 cm
Margin left: 1.3 cm
Note on Typography: The first letter in the first line of each major section of the book (the Preface, Table of Contents, Table of Poets in Part I, Introduction to Part II, The New Life (La Vita Nuova), Appendix to Part II, and Index) is a drop capital, as is the first letter of each poem (except those contained within the Vita Nuova and the Appendix to Part II). This results in the following line's indentation being always displaced slightly to the right. In addition, poem titles that extend beyond two lines are set with a hanging indent instead of being centered.
Dimensions of Document: 17.7 x 11.8 cm

Scholarly Commentary


This copy is inscribed by DGR to William Bell Scott. It also bears a manuscript comment on bibliographical matters by Charles Fairfax Murray.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 1-1861.fitz.rad.xml
Copyright: © Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge