Cloth binding for ‘The New Life’

D. G. Rossetti


Cloth binding gilt

6 x 4 inches

Though eclipsed by his sister Christina in the twentieth century, Dante Rossetti’s poems and translations were hugely popular among late Victorian and Edwardian readers. This small volume is a cheap edition of his accomplished translation of Dante and is embellished with a motif from his revolutionary cover design for his Poems of 1870. [Commentary continues below.]

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