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Renaissance Dante in Print (1472-1629)

THIS EXHIBITION presents Renaissance editions of Dante's Divine Comedy from the John A. Zahm, C.S.C., Dante Collection at the University of Notre Dame, together with selected treasures from The Newberry Library. The Zahm collection ranks among the top Dante collections in North America. Purchased for the most part by Zahm in 1902 from the Italian Dantophile Giulio Acquaticci, the 15th- and 16th- century imprints presented here form the heart of Zahm's collection, which totals nearly 3,000 volumes, including rare editions and critical studies from the Renaissance to the present. The nine incunable editions and nearly complete series of 16th-century imprints featured in this exhibit constitute essential primary sources for both the history of Dante's reception during the Renaissance and the early history of the printed book.

Caxton‘s Chaucer at the British Library

“On this site you will find William Caxton’s two editions of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, probably printed in 1476 and 1483. The originals are both in the British Library.”
Another interface at De Montfort University edited by Barbara Bordalejo, Canterbury Tales Project.
Other links to Chaucer.

Renascence Editions

An Online Repository of Works Printed in English Between the Years 1477 and 1799.
“Renascence Editions is an effort to make available online works printed in English between the years 1477 (when Caxton began printing) and 1799. These texts have been produced with care and attention, but are not represented by the publisher as scholarly editions in the peer-reviewed sense. They are made available to the public for nonprofit purposes only. The publisher and general editor is Richard Bear at the University of Oregon. If you would like to edit a text in this series, send email to the Publisher.”

The Danish National Digital Sheet Music Archive

digital facsimiles of printed and manuscript music. Selected works from the Music Collections are being re-published in digital form in order to provide internet access to the collections of the Royal Library. Both manuscripts and printed music have been included: some are published expressly for printing, others are primarily intended for study. Most of the digitized scores can be seached and browsed in REX, while other materials are grouped in special databases and according to subjects. Questions about the digital music collection may be directed to:


DEWY droops the green sweet-brier,
  Dewy hangs the rose,
As I follow where her footstep,
  Lightly printed, goes.
Sun, that cometh up to meet me, Was there aught to see Down beneath that gray horizon Half so fair as she?
Down this path she careless wandered Where the lilies drooped; Here her garment brushed the dew off As she, gathering, stooped.
Here she turned and paused, uncertain— Ah, I hear it now!— Over stones the full brook singing Faintly, far below!
Leading on to greet the roses Run the footsteps free; Red, and white, and pink she gathered,— Dropping one for me!
Then to where the honeysuckle Climbs to scent the air— No, she stopped and left it climbing, Turning otherwhere.
Where then? Oh, adown this pathway, Where her heliotrope Makes the air with perfume heavy, Purpling all the slope.
Sun, that maketh shadows shorter As I follow still, Where were you at early dawning When she climbed the hill?
Shall she climb to wait your coming, She, my own, my sweet, When her gracious presence only Makes your day complete?
Here she left her blossoms lying In a hawthorn’s care, And the dewy steps go springing Up the rocks so bare.
Higher, higher ever leading, Follow I and Hope— Sunny hair lit up with sunshine— Ah! my heliotrope!
Anna Callender Brackett [1836-1911]