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the rime of the ancient mariner

Author: samuel taylor coleridge

Publisher: bur (rizzoli)

ISBN: LDM1684592915

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Rare copy of the first edition of Rizzoli Editore dated 1973 in good condition, edition “Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli” 1415, series “Le strenne della BUR”. In-8, paperback (with signs of age); 96 pp. slightly yellowed, with facsimile reproduction of the original English edition’s cover in black at the frontispiece and title page illustrated in black; with 42 black illustrations by Gustave Doré in the text.

Translation by Mario Luzi with parallel text.

Introduction by Giampaolo Dossena.

From the back cover: Published in 1798 in the Lyrical Ballads, together with Wordsworth’s poems, the Rime is one of the masterpieces of romantic literature. We present it here with the text opposite, in Mario Luzi’s version, who, despite his adherence to the original, has been able to give us a truly creative interpretation close to modern sensibility. An integral part, and not purely ornamental of the volume, are the tables by Gustave Doré, of exceptional visionary and fantastic power.