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CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI (1830-1894)



A younger sister of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Christina is considered one of the best of the Victorian poets.
Listed here is a representative selection of her works.




Bell, Mackenzie, CHRISTINA ROSSETTI: A BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL STUDY (London: Hurst & Blackett Ltd., 1898).  First edition, 22.5 x 14.5cm (8vo), in publisher's pale brown fine-ribbed cloth w/gilt title to fr. cover & spine, a.e. untrimmed, slate grey ep.s, 364 (xvi) pp., +frontis portrait from a drawing by D.G. Rossetti, 5 additional b&w portraits & 6 facsimiles from manuscripts, & 4pp. publ. adverts to rear.  Printed by Spottiswoode & Co., London.  Binding Good (extremities moderately bumped & rubbed, spine a bit darkened & ruckled, & hinges cracked); contents Near-Fine (occas. lt. spotting & thumbing).  Ashley IV 108, Fredeman 44.36, Colbeck 8.  (Inv. #1216)  C$100

Rossetti, Christina G[eorgina]., ANNUS DOMINI: A PRAYER FOR EACH DAY OF THE YEAR, FOUNDED ON A TEXT OF HOLY SCRIPTURE (Boston: Roberts Bros., 1875).  First US edition, the Deluxe issue, 12 x 9.5cm (small 8vo), in publisher's brown calf w/decorative dark brown borders to covers & spine, gilt title to fr. cover & spine, a.e. red, marbled ep.s, [i-vii] viii-xii, 1-366 pp. w/forewords by H.W. Burrows & the author, +2pp. publ. adverts to rear.  "Printed by Jas. Parker and Co. Oxford and London, For Messrs. Roberts Brothers, Boston. 1875" (titlepage imprint).  Inscribed to recto of 1st blank: "Ellen Hammond from Maria H. Strong, Xmas 1875"; & short inscr. (dated Mar. 21 1879) w/3-line quote to verso of 1st blank.  Binding Good (extremities rubbed, a few lt. stains to fr. cover, & hinges cracked); contents Near-Fine.  Ives A9.1b.  (Inv. #1294)  C$1,000

Rossetti, Christina G[eorgina]., et. al. (contrib.s), & Ellen (Mrs. Henry) Wood (ed.), THE ARGOSY, VOL. XIX (London: Richard Bentley & Son, January-June 1875).  First edition, 21 x 13cm (8vo), in contemp. ¾ chocolate calf w/marbled boards, gilt title on red to spine, raised bands, a.e. red, olive drab ep.s, 476 (iv) pp. +several full-page plates after Arthur Hopkins.  Printed by J. Ogden & Co., London.  With the sig. of J.R. Snowden to 1st blank.  Includes Rossetti's "A Bride Song."  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. rubbed, & rear cover marbling faded); contents Near-Fine (occas. lt. foxing).  Ives C90.  (Inv. #879)  C$100

Rossetti, Christina Georgina (1830-1894, English poet), AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED.  Unpublished ALS to Alice Boyd (1825-1897, companion of William Bell Scott, & 14th Laird of Penkill) written on laid paper from 56 Euston Square N.W., dated merely Thursday evening [21 May 1868].  Christina writes: "William [Michael, her brother] has been waiting" for her & their mother to return from a visit w/their Polydore relatives in Gloucester, & goes on to invite Alice, her sisters & Mr. Courtenay to join them for dinner "before you migrate to Penkill, for that puts an end to our chance for such a long time.... [P.S.] A twin letter goes with this to Mrs. [W.B.] Scott."  Two sides, approx. 120 words, signed "Christina G. Rossetti."  Christina's "strong and lasting friendship with Alice Boyd elicited the most cheerful elements of her personality" (Harrison I p.xxxvii).  Very Good (lt. soiling, small chip at lower left corner, & the usual folds).  This letter not in Harrison.  (Inv. #1050)  C$1,200

Rossetti, Christina Georgina (1830-1894, English poet), AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED.  Unpublished ALS to Ellinor Davenport Adams (author of several books for the young) written on laid paper from 30 Torrington Square, dated 8 February 1892.  Christina refers to a petition to be signed, saying "my own efforts in a corner of the literary field ought to put me in sympathy with those who have cultivated a wider area."  The recipient's identity is lightly pencilled in another hand at the letter's head.  Two sides w/blank integral leaf, approx. 85 words, signed "Christina G. Rossetti."  Near-Fine (the usual folds).  Not in Harrison.  (Inv. #1019)  C$1,200

Rossetti, Christina G[eorgina]., CALLED TO BE SAINTS: THE MINOR FESTIVALS DEVOTIONALLY STUDIED (London: SPCK, n.d. [1881]).  First edition, first issue, 17 x 12cm (8vo), in publisher's navy linen w/gilt & black design (by D.G. Rossetti?) to fr. cover w/design extended to rear cover, gilt title to spine, a.e. red, dark green ep.s, 520 [xx] black-bordered pp. +4pp. publ. adverts to rear (dated 1-2-81, indicating the earliest known issue).  Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford.  Binding Good (½" closed tear to head of spine, covers sl. rubbed & marked, edges of fr. ep. sl. chipped, & hinges starting); contents Near-Fine.  Ashley IV 103, Ehrsam & Deily 196, Colbeck 19 (a sl. later issue), Ives A14.1a.  (Inv. #1200)  C$600

Rossetti, Christina G[eorgina]., CALLED TO BE SAINTS: THE MINOR FESTIVALS DEVOTIONALLY STUDIED (London etc.: SPCK, 1902).  Later printing, 19 x 13cm (8vo), in publisher's dark blue buckram w/gilt title to spine, t.e.g. (others untrimmed), slate black ep.s, 520 [xx] black-bordered pp. +1p. publ. advert to rear.  Printed in Oxford by Horace Hart, Printer to the University.  With the sig. of Frances H. Osborne to verso of fr. ep.  Binding Very Good (spine & adjoining edges of covers moderately sunned, & fr. hinge starting); contents Very Good (1st few leaves moderately foxed w/only occas. foxing thereafter, & deckle edges dusty).  Ives A14.1d.  (Inv. #1116)  C$150

Rossetti, Christina G[eorgina]., COMMONPLACE, AND OTHER SHORT STORIES (London: F.S. Ellis, 1870).  First edition, 19.5 x 12.5cm (8vo), in publisher's dark green linen w/embossed borders to covers & gilt title to spine, a.e. untrimmed, cream ep.s w/binder's ticket (Burn & Co.; Ball 20D) to rear pastedown, 329 [viii] pp. +3pp. publ. adverts to rear.  One of 250 copies printed by Strangeways & Walden, London.  Binding Good- (extremities bumped & sl. worn, mended splits to spine edge & rear cover, label removed from fr. cover, ep.s sl. foxed, & hinges cracked); contents Very Good (occas. lt. foxing, & some leaves moderately creased).  Ashley IV 101, Ehrsam & Deily 196, Fredeman 44.5, Colbeck 13, Ives A7.1a.i.  (Inv. #1077)  C$250

Rossetti, Christina, Jean Ingelow, Harriet Beecher Stowe, et. al. (contrib.s), and Robert H. Baynes (ed.), ENGLISH LYRICS: A COLLECTION OF ENGLISH POETRY OF THE PRESENT DAY (London: Houlston & Wright, 1865).  First edition, 19 x 13cm (8vo), in publisher's green linen w/black borders & gilt title-design to covers, gilt title to spine, bevelled edges, dark green ep.s w/binder's ticket (Burn) to rear pastedown, 224 (xiv) pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis & numerous wood-engraved decorations, +2pp. publ. adverts to rear.  Printed by J. & W. Ryder, London.  Includes Rossetti's "From House to Home."  With the sig. & date (1865) of Harriet OBorr to head of half-title.  Binding Good (extremities sl. bumped & worn, spine darkened, cover cloth a bit mottled, & hinges starting); contents Near-Fine.  Ives B14.  (Inv. #876)  C$150

Rossetti, Christina G[eorgina]., THE FACE OF THE DEEP: A DEVOTIONAL COMMENTARY ON THE APOCALYPSE (London: SPCK, 1892).  First edition, 21.5 x 14cm (8vo), in publisher's navy linen w/gilt title & upper wavy borders to fr. cover & spine, embossed lower wavy borders to covers & spine, bevelled edges, 552 pp. +Errata slip tipped in facing p.[8] & 8pp. publ. cat. to rear.  Printed by Richard Clay & Sons Ltd., London & Bungay.  With the 1940 bookplate of J. Harry Miller (Principal of St. Mary's College, St. Andrews) to fr. pastedown, & w/his sig. & date (29 Nov. 1892) to head of half-title.  Binding Very Good (extremities moderately bumped, & rubbed, & spine gilt sl. faded); contents Near-Fine (occas. lt. foxing).  Ashley IV 104-05, Ehrsam & Deily 196, Ives A23.1a.  (Inv. #1198)  C$250

Rossetti, Christina, GOBLIN MARKET AND OTHER POEMS.... WITH TWO DESIGNS BY D. G. ROSSETTI (Cambridge & London: Macmillan & Co., 1862).  First edition, 17 x 10.5cm (small 8vo), attractively bound by Bartlett & Co., Boston (stamped to verso of fr. ep.) in full navy calf w/gilt ruling to covers & gilt decorations & title to spine, 5 raised bands, t.e.g., decorative gilt dentelles, marbled ep.s, silk ribbon marker, 192 (vii) pp. w/frontis by C.J. Faulkner ("Buy from us with a golden curl," signed "MMF&Co") & prelim title by W.J. Linton ("Golden head by golden head"), both after D.G. Rossetti.  Printed by Bradbury & Evans, London.  Binding Near-Fine (rear cover sl. scratched); contents Near-Fine (lt. toning to margins).  Rossetti 3 (p.42), Ashley IV 100, Fredeman 44.3 & 96.2, Colbeck 2, de Beaumont 342, Goldman 363, Woodman A.7-8, Ives A3.1.  (Inv. #1197)  C$850

Rossetti, Christina, GOBLIN MARKET AND OTHER POEMS.... WITH TWO DESIGNS BY D. G. ROSSETTI (Cambridge & London: Macmillan & Co., 1862).  First edition, 16.5 x 10.5cm (small 8vo), bound in contemp. ¾ morocco w/marbled boards, gilt ruling & title to spine, 192 (vii) pp. w/frontis by C.J. Faulkner ("Buy from us with a golden curl," signed "MMF&Co") & prelim title by W.J. Linton ("Golden head by golden head"), both after D.G. Rossetti.  Printed by Bradbury & Evans, London.  With the armorial bookplates (one atop the other) of Harold Hulme Brindley MA FSA (British zoologist & nautical archaeologist, & fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge--see ODNB) to fr. pastedown, & inscr. "W[illiam]. S[pooner]. Brough, Leek" (of the Ball Haye Estate) to verso of fr. ep.  Binding Very Good (moderate rubbing to extremities, & ep.s sl. browned); contents Very Good (lt. spotting to a few leaves).  Rossetti 3 (p.42), Ashley IV 100, Fredeman 44.3 & 96.2, Colbeck 2, de Beaumont 342, Goldman 363, Woodman A.7-8, Ives A3.1.  (Inv. #1306)  C$750

Rossetti, Christina, GOBLIN MARKET AND OTHER POEMS.... WITH TWO DESIGNS BY D. G. ROSSETTI (London & Cambridge: Macmillan & Co., 1865).  Stated second edition, 17 x 10.5cm (small 8vo), in publisher's purple linen w/gilt design by D.G. Rossetti to fr. cover & spine (embossed to rear), gilt title to spine, a.e. untrimmed, chocolate ep.s w/binder's ticket (Burn; Ball 20A) to rear pastedown, 192 (vii) pp. w/frontis by C.J. Faulkner ("Buy from us with a golden curl," signed "MMF&Co") & prelim title by W.J. Linton & Kate Faulkner ("Golden head by golden head"), both after D.G. Rossetti.  Printed by Bradbury & Evans, London.  Signed by Mary Grant to head of prelim title.  Binding Good (extremities moderately bumped, covers sl. rubbed w/a few lt. spots to rear, & hinges starting); contents Near-Fine.  McLean VPBB p.152 (repr.), Colbeck 5, de Beaumont 343, Woodman A.7-8 & D.2, Ives A3.2.  (Inv. #1283)  C$300

Rossetti, Christina G[eorgina]., GOBLIN MARKET, THE PRINCE'S PROGRESS, AND OTHER POEMS ... WITH FOUR DESIGNS BY D. G. ROSSETTI (London: Macmillan & Co., 1875).  First British combined edition, stereotype copy (see Ives), 17 x 12cm (small 8vo), in publisher's pale brown fine-ribbed cloth w/gilt design by D.G. Rossetti to fr. cover & spine, embossed design to rear, gilt title to spine, t.e. untrimmed, charcoal ep.s, 287 (xi) pp. +tissue-guarded frontis & 3 wood engravings by C.J. Faulkner & W.J. Linton after D.G. Rossetti.  Printed by R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh.  With the nameplate of Vincentia M.A. Kemeys-Tynte (daughter of Charles Kemeys-Tynte) to fr. pastedown, & inscr. to head of half-title: "For dear Vincia with best birthday wishes from Mabel, Augt. 28th /77, Balnageith."  Binding Very Good (extremities moderately bumped & rubbed, & spine sl. discoloured); contents Very Good (prev. owner's name & date to recto of frontis, & infrequent lt. markings).  Macmillan 289, Fredeman 44.8, Colbeck 16, Ives A11.1a.  (Inv. #1247)  C$200

Rossetti, Christina G[eorgina]., GOBLIN MARKET, THE PRINCE'S PROGRESS, AND OTHER POEMS ... WITH FOUR DESIGNS BY D. G. ROSSETTI (London: Macmillan & Co., 1888).  Fourth printing, 17 x 12cm (small 8vo), in publisher's pale brown fine-ribbed cloth w/gilt design by D.G. Rossetti to fr. cover & spine (embossed only to rear), gilt title to spine, charcoal ep.s, 287 (xii) pp. +tissue-guarded wood engraved frontis & 3 others by C.J. Faulkner & W.J. Linton after DGR, & 4pp. publ. cat. to rear.  Printed by R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh.  Signed & dated (May 1st 1896) by Cuthbert Edwardes to verso of fr. ep., & by Maude Hill to half-title.  Binding Good (extremities sl. bumped & rubbed, spine & rear cover a bit stained, & hinges cracked); contents Near-Fine.  Macmillan 289, Fredeman 44.8, Ives A11.1d.  (Inv. #1005) C$100

Rossetti, Christina G[eorgina]., et. al. (contrib.s), & Frederick George Lee (ed.), LYRICS OF LIGHT AND LIFE (London: Basil Montagu Pickering, 1875).  First edition, 17.5 x 11cm (8vo), in publisher's brown pebble-grain cloth w/black design & borders to covers & spine, gilt title to spine, deckle edges, 144 (xii) ornately-decorated pp.  Printed at the Chiswick Press, London.  With the sig. & date (1875) of C.J. Tonge to fr. ep.  Includes Rossetti's "A Rose Plant in Jericho."  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped, & ep.s foxed); contents Near-Fine.  Ives B44.  (Inv. #880)  C$150

Rossetti, Christina G[eorgina]., William Allingham, Thomas Hughes, Henry Fawcett, et. al. (contrib.s), & David Masson (ed.), MACMILLAN'S MAGAZINE, VOL.s I-IV (Cambridge: Macmillan & Co., November 1859-October 1861).  Four volumes, first editions, 22.5 x 15cm (8vos), in publisher's red morocco-grain cloth w/gilt decorations & title to spines, embossed decorations to covers & spines, pale yellow ep.s, 496 [viii] + 512 [viii] + 504 [viii] + 504 [viii] pp. +publ. cat.s to rear of each vol.  Printed by R. Clay (Vol.s I-II) & R. Clay Son & Taylor (Vol.s III-IV), London.  Included are: Rossetti's "A Birthday," "Up-Hill" (Vol. III) & "An Apple-Gathering" (Vol IV); Allingham's "Morley Park" (Vol. III); the complete 1st printing of Hughes's "Tom Brown at Oxford" (Vol.s I-IV); & Fawcett's 12pp. review-article on Darwin's Origin of Species (Vol. III).  With the bookseller's tickets of S.E. Gant (Belfast) to fr. pastedowns.  Bindings Good (extremities bumped & worn, a few hinges cracked, & some soiling to cloth); contents Very Good.  Macmillan 58, Ives C20-22.  (Inv. #1203)  C$300

Rossetti, Christina, MAUDE: PROSE & VERSE ... 1850 (Chicago: Herbert S. Stone & Co., 1897).  First edition (precedes the UK edition by at least two months), 17.5 x 11cm (8vo), in publisher's crimson paper-covered boards w/gilt decorations to covers & printed title-label to spine, a.e. untrimmed, 122 [viii] pp. w/6pp. Prefatory Note by W.M. Rossetti (indicating that Maude is autobiographical), +publ. colophon leaf & 16pp. publ. cat. (mostly unopened, dated March 1897) to rear.  Printed on laid paper at the Lakeside Press, Chicago.  With the small nameplate of A.N. Young to fr. pastedown.  Binding Good (extremities moderately rubbed & faded, & ep.s foxed); contents Good (frequent lt.-to-moderate foxing).  Ives A28.1a.i.  (Inv. #1301)  C$150

Rossetti, Christina, MAUDE: A STORY FOR GIRLS ... WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY WILLIAM MICHAEL ROSSETTI (London: James Bowden, 1897).  First UK edition (Ives cites this as the second edition), 17.5 x 11cm (small 8vo), in publisher's dark green linen w/author's gilt signature to fr. cover & gilt title to spine, a.e. untrimmed, 81 (xi) pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis portrait by D.G. Rossetti +1p. Macmillan advert to rear.  Stated Limited Edition of 500 copies printed by W.H. White & Co. Ltd. at the Riverside Press, Edinburgh; as in Colbeck's copy (see below) the "8" is dropped from p.81.  Inscribed "Macrina Clementino, Hartford Connecticut, April 4 1932" to fr. ep.  Binding Very Good (spine sl. darkened, & ep.s a bit browned); contents Very Good (margins of most leaves age-toned, & D5-6 roughly opened resulting in loss to upper fore-edges).  Ashley IV 106, Osborne 386, Fredeman 44.13, Colbeck 26, Ives A29.1.  (Inv. #862)  C$100

Rossetti, Christina G[eorgina]. (Words by) and Theo: Marzials (Music By), MY LOVE IS COME, SONG (London: Boosey & Co., n.d. [ca.1882-91]).  36.5 x 27cm [folio], in original paper wraps w/printed title & "To Edward Morton" to fr. cover & publisher's adverts to rear, 1-5 pp.  With "Woodward's Music Saloon, Cheltenham" & "Boosey & Co" stamped to fr. cover.  A Good copy (spine reinforced & edges mended w/paper strips, & moderate chipping & a few closed tears to edges).  A variation of Ives DM41B (no Introduction, but w/both "No. 1 in C" & "No. 2 in D" printed to upper fr. cover).  (Inv. #1113)  C$100

Rossetti, Christina (William Michael Rossetti, ed.), NEW POEMS ... HITHERTO UNPUBLISHED OR UNCOLLECTED (London: Macmillan & Co., 1896).  First edition, first trade issue, 17.5 x 12cm (8vo), in publisher's navy linen w/gilt design by D.G. Rossetti to fr. cover & spine (embossed to rear), gilt title to spine, a.e. untrimmed, cream ep.s, 397 (xxiv) pp. +tissue-guarded frontis portrait, & 2pp. publ. adverts to rear.  Printed by R. & R. Clark Ltd., Edinburgh.  With the decorative bookplate of Walter Tyas ("Walter" struck thru & "Margaret" added in MS.) to fr. pastedown, & inscr. "To Miss Silcox from her loving pupil Margaret Tyas, Christmas 1900" to recto of fr. ep.  Binding Very Good (spine gilt a bit dulled); contents Very Good (tissue-guard browned, & occas. lt. toning to edges).  Ashley IV 105, Ehrsam & Deily 196, Fredeman 44.12, Ball 162, Colbeck 24, Ives A26.1a.  (Inv. #593)  C$100

Rossetti, Christina G[eorgina]., A PAGEANT AND OTHER POEMS (London: Macmillan & Co., 1881).  First edition, 17.5 x 12cm (8vo), in publisher's dark green linen w/gilt design by D.G. Rossetti to fr. cover & spine (embossed to rear), gilt title to spine, a.e. untrimmed, white ep.s, 198 [x] pp.  Printed by R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh.  Initialled & dated (1890) by "A. AW." to recto of 1st blank.  Binding Very Good (extremities moderately bumped & worn, & hinges starting); contents Near-Fine (occas. lt. thumbing).  Macmillan 403, Ashley IV 103, Ehrsam & Deily 196, Fredeman 44.9, Ball 161, Colbeck 18, Ives A15.1 Spine E.  (Inv. #832)  C$150

Rossetti, Christina G[eorgina]., POEMS [GOBLIN MARKET AND OTHER POEMS, and THE PRINCE'S PROGRESS AND OTHER POEMS] (Boston: Roberts Bros., 1866).  First US edition, second issue, 17.5 x 11cm (8vo), in publisher's dark green sand-grain cloth w/embossed borders to covers, gilt author'a sig. to fr. cover, gilt title to spine, t.e.g., terracotta ep.s, 256 (x) pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis & prelim titlepage (for Goblin Market), & tissue-guarded frontis & prelim titlepage (for The Prince's Progress) sewn in after p.116, all 4 designs engraved on wood after D.G. Rossetti.  Printed by Welch Bigelow & Co., Cambridge MA.  With the nameplate of Mary B. Foote to fr. pastedown.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped, a few spots to cloth, & fr. hinge starting); contents Very Good (margins sl. browned as usual, & edges of a few leaves sl. chipped).  Ives A4.1b.  (Inv. #1218)  C$150

Rossetti, Christina G[eorgina]., POEMS ... NEW AND ENLARGED EDITION (London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1901).  Eleventh printing, 18 x 12.5cm (8vo), in publisher's navy fine criss-cross grain cloth w/gilt design by D.G. Rossetti to fr. cover (embossed to rear) & spine, gilt title to spine, a.e. untrimmed, cream ep.s, 450 (xiv) pp. w/frontis & 3 wood engravings after D.G. Rossetti, +2pp. publ. adverts to rear.  Printed by R. & R. Clark Ltd., Edinburgh.  Inscribed "'Dot' with much love from Mr. Dalton ... Aug. 23rd to 31st 1902" to half-title.  Binding Very Good (moderately shaken, extremities sl. bumped, & ep.s a bit foxed); contents Near-Fine (titlepage sl. foxed).  Ball 162, Ives A22.1k.  (Inv. #860)  C$50

Rossetti, Christina, THE PRINCE'S PROGRESS AND OTHER POEMS ... WITH TWO DESIGNS BY D. G. ROSSETTI (London: Macmillan & Co., 1866).  First edition, 17 x 10.5cm (16mo), bound by Bradstreet's (stamped to verso of fr. ep.) in ¾ amber morocco over red & white marbled boards, gilt title & 5 raised bands to dark brown spine, t.e.g. (others untrimmed), marbled ep.s, 216 (viii) pp. +2 tissue-guarded prelim wood engravings by W.J. Linton after D.G. Rossetti.  One of 750 copies printed by R. Clay Son & Taylor, London.  Inscribed to head of half-title: "G. Fanny Newnhaur, June 1866."  H.P. du Bois wrote in his Historical Essay on the Art of Bookbinding (1883): "There is a solidity [&] strength ... of workmanship about the books of the Bradstreet bindery.... Certainly, none can put a varied colored morocco coat on a book, & gild it with greater perfection in choice of ornament & splendor of gold, & with greater care, taste & success, than Bradstreet's" (p.35).  Binding Near-Fine (extremities sl. rubbed); contents Very Good (occas. lt. foxing).  Macmillan 150, White 125, Rossetti 4 (p.42), Ashley IV 100, Reid 46, Ehrsam & Deily 196, Fredeman 44.4 & 96.3, Ray 166, Colbeck 6-10, de Beaumont 344, Woodman A.9-10, Goldman 364, Ives A5.1.  (Inv. #1108)  C$300

Rossetti, Christina, REFLECTED LIGHTS FROM "THE FACE OF THE DEEP" (London: SPCK, 1900).  First British edition, stated first reprint, 18 x 11.5cm (8vo), in publisher's slate grey fine-ribbed cloth w/gilt title to fr. cover & spine, gilt aqua & dark grey decoration to fr. cover, t.e.g. (others untrimmed), silk ribbon marker, ep.s are cream hand-made paper, 251 (iv) entirely unopened pp. +1p. publ. advert to rear.  Printed by Richard Clay & Sons Ltd., London & Bungay.  Publisher's File Copy (stamped to titlepage).  Binding Very Good (spine sl. darkened & spotted, lt. stains to fr. cover, & ep.s moderately stained w/rear ep. creased); contents Near-Fine (deckle edges sl. dusty).  Ives A33.1c.  (Inv. #1114)  C$100

Rossetti, Christina G[eorgina]., George MacDonald, William Allingham, et. al. (contrib.s), and Arthur Boyd Houghton, Thomas Morten, John William North, George John Pinwell, Fred Walker, et. al. (illus.), A ROUND OF DAYS DESCRIBED IN ORIGINAL POEMS BY SOME OF OUR MOST CELEBRATED POETS, AND IN PICTURES BY EMINENT ARTISTS (London: George Routledge & Sons, 1867).  First edition, second issue, 25 x 19.5cm [4to], in publisher’s dark goldenrod pebble-grain cloth w/gilt red & blue decorations & title to fr. cover (repeated in blind to rear) & gilt decorations & title to spine (all designed by John Leighton w/his initials to fr. cover), bevelled edges, a.e.g., [i-xii], 1-93 + [1-93 blank versos] cardstock pp. w/numerous full-page & in-text wood engravings by the Dalziels, +2pp. publ. adverts to rear.  Printed at the Camden Press, London.  Binding Good (recased w/new russet ep.s, & extremities bumped & worn); contents Very Good (lt.-to-moderate foxing, & lt. tidemarks to edges of some leaves).  Colbeck 146 (p.1051).  (Inv. #1291)  C$300

Rossetti, Christina G[eorgina]., SEEK AND FIND: A DOUBLE SERIES OF SHORT STUDIES OF THE BENEDICITE (London etc.: SPCK, 1906).  Second printing (1st publ. in 1879), 17 x 11.5cm (8vo), in publisher's red fine-ribbed cloth w/black title to fr. cover & gilt title to spine, chocolate ep.s, 327 pp. +1p. publ. adverts to rear.  Printed by Horace Hart at the University Press, Oxford.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped, & cloth sl. discoloured); contents Near-Fine.  Ives A13.1b.  (Inv. #1118)  C$200

Rossetti, Christina G[eorgina]., and Arthur Hughes (illus.), SING-SONG. A NURSERY RHYME BOOK.... WITH ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY ILLUSTRATIONS BY ARTHUR HUGHES. ENGRAVED BY THE BROTHERS DALZIEL (London: George Routledge & Sons, 1872).  First edition, first issue, 18.5 x 13.5cm (mostly small 4to), in publisher's royal blue linen w/gilt title & designs to fr. cover & spine, embossed horizontal lines to rear, a.e.g., terra-cotta ep.s w/binder's ticket (Burn & Co.; Ball 20E) to rear pastedown, [i-vii] viii-x [xi-xii], 1-130 [xii] pp. w/frontis & 121 wood engravings by the Dalziels, +2pp. publ. adverts to rear.  Printed at the Camden Press, London.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped, unobtrusive waterstain to rear cover, & hinges starting); contents Very Good (occas. lt.-to-moderate foxing, & old ink stains [not affecting the illus.] to pp.124-25).  Ashley IV 101, Ehrsam & Deily 196, Osborne 77, Fredeman 44.6 & 93.35, Ray 179, Colbeck 14, de Beaumont 345, Goldman 365, Ives A8.1a.i Binding A.  (Inv. #1273)  C$500

Rossetti, Christina G[eorgina]., and Arthur Hughes (illus.), SING-SONG. A NURSERY RHYME BOOK.... WITH ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY ILLUSTRATIONS BY ARTHUR HUGHES. ENGRAVED BY THE BROTHERS DALZIEL (London: George Routledge & Sons, 1872).  First edition, first issue, 18 x 13.5cm (mostly small 4to), bound by Bradstreet's (stamped to verso of fr. ep.) in ¾ amber morocco over red & white marbled boards, gilt title & 5 raised bands to dark brown spine, t.e.g. (others untrimmed), marbled ep.s, w/original royal blue linen fr. cover w/gilt title & design laid to recto of 2nd ffep, 130 [xii] pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis & 121 wood engravings, +2pp. publ. adverts to rear.  Printed at the Camden Press, London.  Binding Near-Fine (extremities sl. rubbed); contents Very Good (lt.-to-moderate foxing).  Ashley IV 101, Ehrsam & Deily 196, Osborne 77, Fredeman 44.6 & 93.35, Ray 179, Colbeck 14, de Beaumont 345, Goldman 365, Ives A8.1a.i.  (Inv. #1109)  C$200

Rossetti, Christina G[eorgina]., and Arthur Hughes (illus.), SING-SONG. A NURSERY RHYME BOOK.... WITH ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY ILLUSTRATIONS BY ARTHUR HUGHES. ENGRAVED BY THE BROTHERS DALZIEL (London: George Routledge & Sons, 1872).  First edition, 18 x 13.5cm (mostly small 4to), in publisher's dark blue sand-grain cloth w/gilt & black decorations & title to fr. cover (embossed ruling only to rear), a.e.g., slate grey ep.s w/binder`s ticket (Leighton Son & Hodge; Ball 53D) to rear pastedown, 130 [xii] pp. w/frontis & 121 wood engravings, +2pp. publ. adverts to rear.  Printed at the Camden Press, London.  Association Copy from the estate of Hughes's granddaughter which may have been a gift from the artist.  Binding Good (rebacked w/a scrap of the original spine laid down & hinges mended, cloth moderately rippled & stained, & ep.s a bit rubbed); contents Fair (1st Contents leaf lacking, & 1st-&-final leaves moderately foxed w/only occas. spotting in between).  Ehrsam & Deily 196, Osborne 77, Fredeman 44.6 & 93.35, Ray 179, Ball 87, Colbeck 14, de Beaumont 345, Goldman 365, Ives A8.1a.i Binding C.  (Inv. #1022)  C$300

Rossetti, Christina G[eorgina]., and Arthur Hughes (illus.), SING-SONG. A NURSERY RHYME BOOK.... WITH ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY ILLUSTRATIONS BY ARTHUR HUGHES. ENGRAVED BY THE BROTHERS DALZIEL (Boston: Roberts Bros., 1872).  First American edition, 19 x 12.5cm (8vo), in publisher's navy sand-grain cloth w/gilt & black decorations & title to fr. cover & spine, tan floral ep.s, 130 (x) pp. w/frontis & 121 wood engravings.  Printed by John Wilson & Son, Cambridge MA.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped & worn, a few small marks to rear cover, & lt. tidemark to lower fr. pastedown & ep.); contents Very Good (outer margins sl. browned, infrequent lt. thumbing, & closed tear to final blank).  Ives A8.1b.i.  (Inv. #1202)  C$300

Rossetti, Christina G[eorgina]., and Arthur Hughes (illus.), SING-SONG: A NURSERY RHYME BOOK.... WITH ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY ILLUSTRATIONS BY ARTHUR HUGHES. ENGRAVED BY THE BROTHERS DALZIEL (London: Macmillan & Co., 1893).  New and Enlarged Edition w/5 new poems & a new opening stanza added to the poem on p.120, 18.5 x 13.5cm (8vo), in publisher's light green moire-patterned cloth w/gilt title to spine, a.e.g., cream ep.s, 135 (xiv) pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis & 121 wood engravings.  Printed by R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh.  Presentation Copy inscr. by the author to recto of ffep: "Henry Edward Stewart, Xmas 1893, from Christina G. Rossetti" (at this date Henry, son of Sir Edward & Lady Philippa Stewart, was not quite 3 years old).  Binding Very Good (spine & edges of covers sl. darkened & rubbed, & ep.s a bit browned); contents Near-Fine (occas. lt. spots).  Ives A8.2.  (Inv. #1020)  C$1,200

Rossetti, Christina G[eorgina]., and Arthur Hughes (illus.), SING-SONG: A NURSERY RHYME BOOK.... WITH ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY ILLUSTRATIONS BY ARTHUR HUGHES. ENGRAVED BY THE BROTHERS DALZIEL (London: Macmillan & Co., 1893).  New and Enlarged Edition w/5 new poems & a new opening stanza added to the poem on p.120, 18.5 x 13.5cm (8vo), in publisher's light green moire-patterned cloth w/gilt title to spine, a.e.g., cream ep.s, 135 (xiv) pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis & 121 wood engravings.  Printed by R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh.  Binding Good (spine darkened & edges of covers faded, extremities bumped & rubbed, & ep.s sl. browned); contents Near-Fine.  Ives A8.2.  (Inv. #1012)  C$150

Rossetti, Christina G[eorgina]., and Arthur Hughes (illus.), SING-SONG: A NURSERY RHYME BOOK.... WITH ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY ILLUSTRATIONS BY ARTHUR HUGHES. ENGRAVED BY THE BROTHERS DALZIEL (London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1907).  Unstated third edition, 17.5 x 11cm (8vo), in publisher's blue linen w/gilt decorations & title to spine, gilt title & embossed decoration to fr. cover, t.e.g., 135 (xiv) pp. w/frontis & 121 wood engravings.  Printed by R. & R. Clark Ltd., Edinburgh.  Binding Very Good (spine gilt sl. faded, extremities sl. bumped, & ep.s sl. browned); contents Very Good (occas. lt. thumbing).  Ives A8.3a Binding A.  (Inv. #1225)  C$100


Rossetti, Christina G[eorgina]., and Arthur Hughes (illus.), SING-SONG: A NURSERY RHYME BOOK.... WITH ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY ILLUSTRATIONS BY ARTHUR HUGHES. ENGRAVED BY THE BROTHERS DALZIEL (London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1915).  Unstated third edition, second printing, 17 x 10.5cm (8vo), in publisher's blue linen w/gilt decorations & title to spine, gilt title & embossed decoration to fr. cover, t.e.g., 135 (xiv) pp. w/frontis & 121 wood engravings.  Printed by R. & R. Clark Ltd., Edinburgh.  Binding Very Good (spine gilt faded, extremities sl. bumped & rubbed, & ep.s sl. browned); contents Near-Fine (minor foxing to 1st & final few leaves).  See Ives p.56.  (Inv. #1135)  C$100

Rossetti, Christina, SPEAKING LIKENESSES ... WITH PICTURES THEREOF BY ARTHUR HUGHES (London: Macmillan & Co., 1874).  First edition, first issue binding, 18.5 x 12.5cm (8vo), in publisher's royal blue linen w/gilt ruling, decoration & title to fr. cover, gilt title to spine, embossed ruling to rear cover, a.e.g., chocolate ep.s w/binder's ticket (Burn & Co.; Ball 20E2) to rear pastedown, 96 (viii) pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis, titlepage vignette, 6 full-page & 6 in-text wood engravings by the Dalziels after Hughes.  Printed by R. Clay Sons & Taylor, London.  Binding Very Good (spine darkened, extremities sl. bumped, & ep.s foxed); contents Near-Fine (1st & final leaf foxed).  Macmillan 273, White 171, Reid 92, Ehrsam & Deily 196, Osborne 386 ("both the plot and the illustrations ... bear a strong resemblance to Alice in Wonderland"), Fredeman 44.7 & 93.40, Ray 181, Ball 87, Colbeck 15, Goldman 366, Ives A10.1a Binding A Spine A.  Curiously, the Ashley copy is the issue without the gilt design on the fr. cover.  (Inv. #933)  C$250

Rossetti, Christina, SPEAKING LIKENESSES ... WITH PICTURES THEREOF BY ARTHUR HUGHES (London: Macmillan & Co., 1874).  First edition, second issue binding, 18.5 x 12cm (8vo), in publisher's blue linen w/embossed borders to covers & gilt title to spine, cream ep.s, 96 (viii) pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis, titlepage vignette, 6 full-page & 6 in-text engravings, all engraved on wood by the Dalziels.  Printed by R. Clay Sons & Taylor, London.  Binding Good (extremities sl. rubbed, spine darkened, fr. cover dusty, & ep.s a bit browned); contents Good (tidemarks to 1st few leaves & pp.23-50).  Macmillan 273, White 171, Ashley IV 102, Reid 92, Ehrsam & Deily 196, Osborne 386, Fredeman 44.7 & 93.40, Ray 181, Colbeck 15, Goldman 366, Ives A10.1a Binding B.  (Inv. #1056)  C$150

Rossetti, Christina G[eorgina]., TIME FLIES: A READING DIARY (London: SPCK, 1885).  First edition, 16.5 x 12cm (8vo), in publisher's dark brown linen w/gilt title & winged-hourglass & butterfly device to fr. cover, gilt title & SPCK device to spine, a.e. red, charcoal ep.s, 280 [iv] pp. +4pp. publ. cat. to rear.  Printed by Horace Hart at the University Press, Oxford.  Inscribed "Eva Layton, March 28 1886, from A.G." to verso of fr. ep.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped, & moderate rubbing to boards); contents Near-Fine (top edge sl. dusty).  Ehrsam & Deily 196, Colbeck 20, Ives A20.1a.  (Inv. #998)  C$300

Rossetti, Christina G[eorgina]., TIME FLIES: A READING DIARY (London: SPCK, 1885).  First edition, 16.5 x 12cm (8vo), in publisher's olive linen w/gilt title & winged-hourglass & butterfly device to fr. cover, gilt title & SPCK device to spine, a.e. red, charcoal ep.s, 280 [iv] pp. +4pp. publ. cat. to rear.  Printed by Horace Hart at the University Press, Oxford.  Binding Very Good (corners & tips of spine moderately worn, remnants of glue from label removal to fr. pastedown & recto of fr. ep., & hinges starting); contents Near-Fine (1st 3 leaves moderately foxed).  Ehrsam & Deily 196, Colbeck 20, Ives A20.1a.  (Inv. #1098)  C$300

Rossetti, Christina G[eorgina]., TIME FLIES: A READING DIARY (London: SPCK, 1885).  First edition, 16.5 x 12cm (8vo), in publisher's dark green linen w/gilt title & winged-hourglass & butterfly device to fr. cover, gilt title & SPCK device to spine, a.e. red, charcoal ep.s, 280 [iv] pp. +4pp. publ. cat. to rear.  Printed by Horace Hart at the University Press, Oxford.  Inscribed to Dedication page: "M.C. Ritchie, 30 May 1891" above a short prayer.  Binding Good (extremities sl. bumped w/small chip at foot of spine, cloth moderately stained, & fr. hinge cracked); contents Very Good (occas. lt. stains).  Ehrsam & Deily 196, Colbeck 20, Ives A20.1a.  (Inv. #979)  C$250

Rossetti, Christina G[eorgina]., George MacDonald, et. al. (contrib.s), TOUCHES OF NATURE BY EMINENT ARTISTS AND AUTHORS (London: Cassell Petter & Galpin, n.d. [1868]).  First edition, second issue, 31.5 x 24.5cm [folio], in publisher's purple sand-grain cloth w/elaborate gilt & embossed decorations & title to covers & spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., terracotta ep.s w/binder's ticket (Virtue & Co., Ball 96A1) to rear pastedown, 98 [gilt-bordered plates] + 98 [text] pp. paginated to rectos only, w/98 full-page wood engravings after J.W. North, J.E. Millais, Frederick Sandys, W. Holman Hunt, Fred Walker, G.J. Pinwell, John Tenniel, A.B. Houghton, F.J. Shields, etc.  Inscribed to recto of fr. ep.: "K.R. Marsden Esq, 20th July 1869."  Binding Good (recased w/hinges mended, & extremities moderately bumped & rubbed); contents Good (fore-edges of some leaves sl. creased w/a few short closed tears, & moderate occas. foxing).  (Inv. #1153)  C$800

Rossetti, Christina G[eorgina]., George MacDonald, et. al. (contrib.s), TOUCHES OF NATURE BY EMINENT ARTISTS AND AUTHORS (London: Strahan & Co., 1871).  Volume I only of two, unstated second edition, 31 x 24.5cm [folio], in publisher's royal blue sand-grain cloth w/gilt & black embossed decorations & title to fr. cover (embossed decorations only to rear) & spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., terracotta ep.s w/binder's ticket (Burn) to rear pastedown, 47 [plates] + 47 [text] cardstock pp. paginated to rectos only, w/47 full-page wood engravings after J.W. North, J.E. Millais, Frederick Sandys, W. Holman Hunt, Fred Walker, G.J. Pinwell, John Tenniel, A.B. Houghton, F.J. Shields, etc.  For this 2nd ed. the 1867 1st was divided into 2 vol.s, but Vol. II is rarely seen--ours is the less scarce Vol. I.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped & rubbed, & outer edges of cover cloth touched up); contents Very Good (lt. tidemarks to fore-edges of titlepage & 2 other leaves, & occas. lt. spotting).  See Goldman 88.  (Inv. #971)  C$200

Rossetti, Christina G[eorgina]., VERSES (London: SPCK, 1893).  First edition, 18 x 12.5cm (8vo), in publisher's midnight blue buckram w/gilt title to fr. cover & spine, bevelled edges, t.e.g. (others untrimmed), 236 red-ruled pp. +2pp. publ. adverts to rear.  Printed by Horace Hart, Oxford.  Binding Very Good (prev. owner's name to fr. ep., & ep.s a bit browned); contents Near-Fine (titlepage & final p. sl. browned).  Ashley IV 105, Ehrsam & Deily 196, Colbeck 22, Ives A24.1a.  (Inv. #1025)  C$100

Rossetti, Christina G[eorgina]., George MacDonald, Isa Craig, et. al. (contrib.s), THE VICTORIA MAGAZINE, VOL. I, MAY-OCTOBER (London: Emily Faithfull [Printer and Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, Victoria Press], 1863).  First edition, 21.5 x 13.5cm (tall 8vo), in contemp. ¾ black calf over marbled boards w/embossed ruling to covers, gilt ruling & title on a burgundy label to spine, lt. russet ep.s, 576 [iv] pp.  Printed in London by the Publisher.  Inscribed "Thos. Askew, Glyn Rive" below "Emily Davies" to recto of fr. ep., & "Mrs Askew" to head of titlepage.  Includes Rossetti's "L.E.L. A Poem" & 3 poems by MacDonald.  Binding Good (fr. joint cracked, corners a bit bumped, & marbled boards & edges worn); contents Very Good (several sections sl. proud, & infrequent lt. spotting).  Ives C28.  (Inv. #1296)  C$500



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