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Michael Angelo, Considered As A Philosophic Poet. With Translations. By John Edward Taylor.

John Edward Taylor

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London:: Saunders And Otley, Conduit Street., 1840.

Physical Description

iv, 139, [1] p.; 177 mm. (Duodecimo.)


[T.p.] - Preface - [Text] - Translations - Index To Translations - [Colophon].

Responsibility Note

The printers' names are given in the colophon, 'Printed By Richard And John E. Taylor, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street', above their device (a lamp with the motto 'Alere Flammam').


L. Østermark-Johansen, Sweetness and Strength: The Reception of Michelangelo in Late Victorian England (1998), p.39-40, 52-3.

Michelangelo, Complete poems and selected letters, ed. and tr. C. Gilbert (1980); U. Bosco, Michelangelo poeta: conferenza (1975).

Summary Note

The translations from Michelangelo are followed by three poems, 'On Dante', 'From Dante' and 'From Vittoria Colonna'.

Binding Note

19th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; black morocco spine-label lettered 'Michael Angelo A Poet - Taylor.', spine lettered 'R.A.' and 'London 1840.'

Name as Subject


Poets - Artists - Italian poetry - Italy - History - 16th century - Renaissance
Literary criticism - Translations into English - Translations from Italian - Great Britain - 19th century