To reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York City, all NYPL locations are temporarily closed until further notice. Learn more and find out about remote access for Library services.

+ o - ^
previous next

View this item elsewhere:

Spencer, William Augustus, 1855-1912 (Donor)
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) (Author)
Ruban, Petrus (1851-1929) (Binder)

Books bequeathed by William Augustus Spencer

Vita nova.

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1907
Place: Paris
Publisher: Le Livre Contemporain
Library locations
Spencer Collection
bindings (gathered matter components)
Book covers
Content: Binding, by Ruban, of light tan crushed levant morocco. Side tooled and inlaid with with fleurs-de-lis in white and silver and sprays of carnations in green, red, and gilt around a frame inlaid in brown; at the inner corners and passing over the back, imitation hinges inlaid in brown. Doublé with pink brocaded silk within a frame of fillets, with groups of pink forget-me-nots, and white fleur-de-lis inlaid in the sides and corners. Back inlaid with a pink scroll bearing the title inlaid in red letters outlined in silver. With gilt edges and lining of pink brocaded silk. Original covers bound in. In loose leather protective cover, tooled and lettered, and inserted in slip case.
Type of Resource
Still image
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 365a4990-c5c7-012f-b7ef-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1855: Creator Born
  • 1907: Issued
  • 1912: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Spine" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1907.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Spine" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 31, 2020.

APA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1907). Spine Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

<ref name=NYPL>{{cite web | url= | title= (still image) Spine, (1907) |author=Digital Collections, The New York Public Library |accessdate=May 31, 2020 |publisher=The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations}}</ref>