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

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: J. Whittingham, Chiswick Press
City of publication: London
Date of publication: 1861
Edition: 1
Pagination: [i]-xxxvi, [1]-464, plus one unnumbered final errata page, with an advertisement
Authorization: DGR
Collation: a 2, b-c 8, B-U 8, X 8, Y 8, Z 8, AA-GG 8, [x] 1


Current Location: University of Virginia, Alderman Library, Special Collections
Catalog Number: PR5244 .E3 1861

Physical Description

Cover: brown-black cloth boards, ruled in gold on back and sides and with gold lettering on spine
Endpapers: brownish-red, with a reddish-yellow rectangular paper on the inside of the front cover, bearing a stamp of A. Edward Newton
Lines per Page: 30
Columns: 1
Margin top: 1.7cm
Margin bottom: 3cm
Margin right: 3.3cm
Margin left: 1.3cm
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.
Dimensions of Document: 17.7x11.8 cm

Scholarly Commentary


This interesting copy, originally in the library of Mark Samuels Lasner, has a few minor pencil corrections, possibly by DGR. The description on the inside front cover of the inscription on the half-title suggests the latter is in DGR's hand, but it is probably not.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 1-1861.rad.xml
Copyright: Digital images courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections