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DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI
(1828-1882, British artist & poet)



The following is a representative selection of items relating to D.G. Rossetti.



Beerbohm, Max, ROSSETTI AND HIS CIRCLE (London: William Heinemann, n.d. [1922]).  First edition, 25.5 x 18.5cm [4to], in publisher's cream linen w/gilt title to fr. cover & spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., cream ep.s, 6 leaves of prelims, & frontis. leaf + 22 cardstock leaves w/colour illustrations by the author tipped to each leaf, all w/adjoining descriptive tissue-guards.  Printed by R. Clay & Sons Ltd., Bungay.  Stated Limited Edition (220/380) numbered & signed by Beerbohm.  Binding Near-Fine (ep.s sl. browned); contents Near-Fine (lt. toning to leaves).  Ashley IV 160, Fredeman 33.20 & 82.9, Ray 321, Fennell 227, Colbeck 23.  (Inv. #1057)  C$300

Beerbohm, Max, ROSSETTI AND HIS CIRCLE (London: William Heinemann, 1922).  First trade edition, 25.5 x 18.5cm [4to], in publisher's royal blue linen w/gilt title to fr. cover & spine, embossed border to fr. cover & embossed windmill colophon to rear cover, pale yellow ep.s, w/tipped-in colour frontis & 22 tipped-in colour plates, each w/explanatory title printed on facing leaves, +10pp. prelims, complete w/its original buff dust-jacket.  Printed by R. Clay & Sons Ltd., Bungay.  Dust-jacket Very Good (lt. soiling, & small patch at top of fr. panel); binding Near-Fine (minor marks to extremities, & ep.s moderately browned); contents Fine.  Fredeman 82.9, Fennell 227.  (Inv. #1033)  C$200

Bryson, John (ed. with an Introduction), in association with Janet Camp Troxell, DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI AND JANE MORRIS: THEIR CORRESPONDENCE (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1976).  First edition, 22.5 x 14.5cm, rebound by Riley Dunn & Wilson (label to rear pastedown) in green faux pigskin, w/original pictorial dust-jacket, 219 (xx) pp. w/frontis & numerous b&w illus.  Printed by BAS Printers Ltd., Hampshire.  Ex-library (Bucks County Library) w/stamps to verso of titlepage.  Dust-jacket Good (lower corner of fr. flap clipped, & sl. edge wear); binding Very Good (library labels removed from ep.s); contents Near-Fine.  Fennell 144.  (Inv. #1221)  C$40

Exhibition Catalogue, DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI: PAINTER AND POET (London & Birmingham: Royal Academy & City Museum & Art Gallery, 1973).  25 x 18.5cm, in original pale green card wraps w/red DGR monogram to covers & red title to spine, 112 pp. listing 379 works, w/frontis portrait, several b&w illustrations & plates section to rear, +Errata slip loosely inserted.  Near-Fine.  Fennell 109.  (Inv. #201)  C$40

Fredeman, William E., ROSSETTI'S "IN MEMORIUM": AN ELEGIAC READING OF "THE HOUSE OF LIFE" (Manchester: John Rylands Library, 1965).  First edition thus, 24.5 x 15.5cm, in original pale olive wraps w/black text to covers, [45] pp.  Near-Fine.  (Inv. #396)  C$50




Gilchrist, Alexander, with editing by William Michael & Dante Gabriel Rossetti, LIFE OF WILLIAM BLAKE, "PICTOR IGNOTUS." WITH SELECTIONS FROM HIS POEMS AND OTHER WRITINGS ... ILLUSTRATED FROM BLAKE'S OWN WORKS (London: Macmillan & Co., 1863).  Two volumes, first editions, 22.5 x 14.5cm (tall 8vos), bound by W. Nutt (stamped to verso of fr. ep.s) in burnt orange calf w/gilt ruling to covers, 5 raised bands & gilt decorations & titles to spines, gilt trim to edges of covers & tooled turn-ins, marbled edges & ep.s, 389 [xvi] & 268 [viii] pp. w/numerous b&w & russet illus. incl. fold-out plate to Vol. II.  Printed by R. Clay Son & Taylor, London.  With the decorative bookplate of William Bartlett to each vol.'s fr. pastedown.  Bindings Good (extremities bumped & worn, Vol. I's upper fr. cover sunned, joints & hinges cracked, & moderate peeling to gutters of ep.s); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #1324)  C$450

Hill, George Birkbeck (ed.), LETTERS OF DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI TO WILLIAM ALLINGHAM 1854-1870 (London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1897).  First edition, 22 x 14cm (8vo), in publisher's dark aqua linen w/gilt decorations & title to fr. cover & spine, t.e.g. (others untrimmed), 307 (xxviii) pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis & 13 b&w plates.  Printed at the Gresham Press, Woking & London.  Binding Good (extremities sl. bumped & worn, lt. rubbing to covers w/sl. bubbling to upper fr. cover, & ep.s browned); contents Very Good (occas. lt. foxing, & a few marginal pencil notes).  Academy 18 Dec. 1897 p.543, Rossetti p.34, Vaughan 11, Ashley IV 151, Ehrsam & Deily 218, Fredeman 24.6, Fennell 121, Colbeck 36.  (Inv. #472)  C$60

Knight, Joseph, LIFE OF DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI (London: Walter Scott, 1887).  First edition, 17.5 x 12.5cm (8vo), in publisher's navy linen w/gilt title to spine, a.e. untrimmed, 186 mostly unopened pp., +19pp. "Bibliography & Catalogue of Pictures" by John P. Anderson & 6pp. publ. adverts to rear.  Printed in Newcastle by the publisher.  Binding Very Good (minor stains to cloth, ep.s sl. browned, & prev. owners' initials to fr. pastedown); contents Very Good (lt. toning to margins).  Ehrsam & Deily 212, Fredeman 25.11, Fennell 157, Colbeck 55.  (Inv. #342)  C$50


Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, Walter Howell Deverell, Frederic George Stephens, John Lucas Tupper, et. al. (contrib.s), and William Michael Rossetti (ed. & contrib.), ART AND POETRY: BEING THOUGHTS TOWARDS NATURE CONDUCTED PRINCIPALLY BY ARTISTS [THE GERM], NO. 4 (London: Dickinson & Co. and Aylott & Jones, May [30 April] 1850).  First edition, 22.5 x 14.5cm (large 8vo), in original beige paper wraps w/printed title to recto & Contents to verso of fr. wrap, & editorial statement to verso of rear wrap, 145-92 entirely unopened pp. +frontis etching (Viola and Olivia) by Deverell.  Printed by George F. Tupper, London.  Along with the Oxford & Cambridge Magazine & a few later publications, this is one of only a handful of primary documents of the Pre-Raphaelite movement.  Includes D.G. Rossetti's "Prefatory Note" to Orchard's "Dialogue on Art," "Sonnets for Pictures" & "Pax Vobis"--see the Rossetti Archive website ("apparently only 106 copies of number 4 were sold").  This copy has been compared, side by side, to one from the 1901 facsimile edition, & there is no doubt that it is the true 1850 1st printing.  Binding Good- (wraps darkened & split at spine, & edges chipped); contents Very Good (frontis & rear leaf darkened [offset from the wraps]).  Rossetti 3 No. 4, Ashley IV 163-65, Fredeman 72.1, Colbeck 1.  (Inv. #1268)  C$2,000

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882, British artist & poet), AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED.  ALS to Ellen Heaton written on black-bordered mourning stationery (for the death of his wife Lizzie in the previous year), dated merely Monday [7 February 1863].  Two sides w/blank integral leaf, approx. 65 words, signed "DG Rossetti."  Miss Heaton was one of Rossetti's early patrons, & this letter deals with his St. John Comforting the Virgin at the Foot of the Cross which she had commissioned in 1856.  Near-Fine (ink smudge made by Rossetti to obscure a textual error, & the usual folds).  Fredeman Correspondence 63.25.  (Inv. #1319)  C$1,200

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882, British artist & poet), AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED.  Unpublished ALS to Frederic James Shields written on black-bordered mourning stationery (likely for the death of his sister Maria in November of the previous year), dated merely Friday evening [ca. January 1877].  One side, approx. 55 words, signed "DG Rossetti."  Rossetti 1st met Shields in May 1864, & by the mid-1870s the latter was a frequent visitor to 16 Cheyne Walk, for joint painting sessions as well as for other social occasions.  In fact, by then FJS was one of DGR's few close friends at a time when the latter had become increasingly distant from most of his friends of the 1850s & 1860s.  Near-Fine (the usual folds).  Not in Fredeman Correspondence.  (Inv. #1207)  C$1,100

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, BALLADS AND SONNETS (London: Ellis & White, 1881).  First edition, 19 x 13cm (8vo), in publisher's dark aqua linen with gilt floral & trellis design by the author to covers & spine, a.e. untrimmed, w/similar floral design (also by the author) to ep.s, 336 (xii) pp. (several unopened) +1p. publ. advert to rear.  Printed by Charles Whittingham & Co. at the Chiswick Press, London.  Binding Very Good (a few minor marks to cloth, & lt. toning to ep.s); contents Very Good (occas. lt. foxing).  Slater 4, Rossetti 35, Vaughan 11, Ashley IV 147-48, Ehrsam & Deily 217, Fredeman 23.12, Fennell 21, Ball 87 & 161, Colbeck 26.  (Inv. #1052)  C$100

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, BALLADS AND SONNETS (London: Ellis & White, 1881).  First edition, 19 x 13cm (8vo), in publisher's dark green linen with gilt floral & trellis design by the author to covers & spine, a.e. untrimmed, w/similar floral design (also by the author) in dark blue on pale blue ep.s, 336 (xii) pp. +1p. publ. advert to rear.  Printed by Charles Whittingham & Co. at the Chiswick Press, London.  With the sig.s & date (Nov. 1881) of Lady Hermione Duncombe (Duchess of Leinster, eldest daughter of the Earl of Faversham) to half-title, & bookseller's ticket of Hatchards, Piccadilly to fr. pastedown.  Binding Fair (lower fr. corner munched, cloth sl. bubbled at edges, & rear hinge cracked); contents Good (ffep lacking).  Slater 4, Rossetti 35, Vaughan 11, Ashley IV 147-48, Ehrsam & Deily 217, Fredeman 23.12, Fennell 21, Ball 87 & 161, Colbeck 26.  (Inv. #976)  C$100

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, BALLADS AND SONNETS (London: Ellis & White, 1882).  Stated fourth edition, 19 x 13cm (8vo), in publisher's dark green linen with gilt floral & trellis design (by the author) to covers & spine, a.e. untrimmed, w/floral design (also by the author) in dark blue on pale blue ep.s, 337 (xii) pp. +tipped-in frontis portrait of Lizzie Siddal (from a Hollyer photograph), & 2pp. publ. adverts to rear.  Printed by Charles Whittingham & Co. at the Chiswick Press, London.  Signed by Gertrude Thompson to half-title.  Binding Very Good (fore-edges of cloth sl. stained, & hinges mended); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #814)  C$50

Two Presentation Copies
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, THE EARLY ITALIAN POETS (London: Smith Elder, 1861)  Click Here For More Info

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, HAND AND SOUL ([London: Privately printed, 1869])  Click Here For More Info

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882, British artist & poet), PARTIAL AUTOGRAPH SONNET, LA BELLA MANO (ca.1875).  The final sestet of the Petrarchan sonnet, written in Italian entirely in Rossetti's hand on paper measuring 45 x 180mm, apparently inspired by & written for the painting of the same title after it was completed (the painting is now in the Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington).  One side, approx. 35 words, plus most of the final word of the 8th line of the sonnet.  Identical to the fair copy sent to F.G. Stephens on 10 Aug. 1875 (MS: Bodleian Library), it was 1st publ. in the Athenæum on 28 Aug. (see the Rossetti Archive), & a slightly altered version appeared in Rossetti's Ballads & Sonnets 1881 (p.334, w/English transl. on facing p.).  Included w/the sonnet is an Autograph Letter Signed from William Michael Rossetti, which reads: "4 Feby. /99, Dear Sir, I have received your letter of 23 Jany., & respond by sending you the enclosed specimen of my Brother's handwriting.  The lines are the last six of the Italian sonnet wh. he wrote as a motto for his picture called La Bella Mano."  William goes on to offer the recipient some DGR ALSs "wh. I do not need to keep for my own purposes," signed "Wm. M. Rossetti"--two sides w/blank integral leaf, approx. 100 words.  DGR sonnet Very Good (minor creases, & a minor stain or two); WMR ALS Very Good (central fold starting to separate, & traces of prev. mounting).  (Inv. #1299)  C$1,800
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, POEMS (London: F.S. Ellis, 1870).  First edition, "Fine Paper" or "Whatman Paper" or "Deluxe Edition" copy, 19 x 12cm (8vo), bound by Zaehnsdorf (stamped in gilt to lower fr. turn-in) in burgundy morocco w/gilt ruling to covers & gilt decorations & title to spine, 5 raised bands, a.e.g., decorative gilt turn-ins, burgundy floral on cream ep.s, 2 extra leaves to fr. & 2 to rear, [i-vii] viii-xi [xii], [1] 2-282 [283-84] pp.  Unstated limited edition of 12 copies printed on watermarked "J Whatman 1870" handmade paper by Strangeways & Walden, London.  With the 1907 armorial bookplate of John Ingleby Jefferson (of Northallerton, 1853-1929), & bookseller's ticket of Myers & Co. (London), both to fr. pastedown.  Enclosed in its dark burgundy half-morocco over dark tan cloth slip-case w/gilt decorations & title to black spine w/5 raised bands.  Slip-case Good (spine chipped w/edges rubbed, & extremities moderately worn); binding Near-Fine (lt. rubbing to extremities, & ½" rub spot to fr. pastedown); contents Near-Fine (clipped description tipped to head of 1st blank, & the occas. minor stain).  While not in its original gilt-decorated cream cloth w/orange-on-white ep.s, this is a brilliant copy of the rarest issue of D.G. Rossetti's published works, in a handsome Zaehnsdorf binding.  Rossetti 17 ("there were also ... 12 copies on fine paper" p.18), Ashley IV 132 ("I was informed by William Rossetti that these twelve copies were prepared in accordance with his brother's instructions for the purpose of presentation; the large paper copies were placed on sale in the customary manner"), Woodman pp.19 & 31; see also Ray p.103 ("Rossetti's designs were used both for the ordinary issues ... and for fine-paper issues of twenty-five[sic] copies bound in cream cloth"--Ray, along w/at least one modern cataloguer, confuses these w/the Large Paper issue).  (Inv. #1092)  C$3,400
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, POEMS (London: F.S. Ellis, 1870).  First edition, 19 x 12.5cm (8vo), in publisher's dark green linen w/gilt floral & trellis design by the author to covers & spine, gilt title to spine, variation of the cover design printed in dark blue on pale blue ep.s w/fragment of binder's ticket (Burn) to recto of rear ep., 282 [xii] pp. +printer's colophon leaf & 8 blank leaves to rear.  Printed by Strangeways & Walden, London.  Curiously, this copy was bound up without Ellis's adverts.  Binding Good (cloth moderately discoloured, extremities sl. bumped, & hinges starting); contents Near-Fine (minor creases to final blank leaves).  Slater 3, Rossetti 17, Vaughan 11, Ashley IV 132-33 (dark blue cloth), Ehrsam & Deily 218, Fredeman 23.8, Fennell 20, Ball 161, Colbeck 10 (his in dark blue cloth), Woodman D.6 & E.1.2.  (Inv. #1021)  C$450
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, POEMS (London: F.S. Ellis, 1870).  First edition, 18 x 12cm (8vo), bound by Mudie's (stamped to verso of fr. ep.) in ½ red morocco over marbled boards w/gilt ruling to covers & spine, gilt title to spine w/5 raised bands, a.e. & ep.s marbled, 282 [xii] pp.  Signed "Fuchs Richardson," "Mary Miller Richardson" & "Dorothy Miller Richardson," all to recto of fr. ep.  Binding Good (extremities rubbed & sl. worn, & spine darkened); contents Near-Fine (a couple of lt. stains).  Slater 3, Rossetti 17, Vaughan 11, Ashley IV 132-33, Ehrsam & Deily 218, Fredeman 23.8, Fennell 20, Colbeck 10.  (Inv. #1330)  C$300

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, POEMS (London: F.S. Ellis, 1871).  Stated fifth edition, 19 x 12.5cm (8vo), in publisher's dark green linen w/gilt floral & trellis design by the author to covers & spine, gilt title to spine, a.e. untrimmed, variation of the cover design printed in dark blue on pale blue ep.s w/binder's ticket (Burn) to recto of final ep., 282 [xii] pp. +printer's colophon leaf & 8pp. publ. cat. to rear.  Printed by Strangeways & Walden, London.  Association Copy inscr. to half-title: "For Margaret from John Masefield, 14th September 1954"; also inscr. to Dedication page: "With Estlin's love to his Mother, May 8th 1871."  In his tribute to Rossetti Thanks Before Going (Heinemann, 1946), Masefield indicates that D.G. Rossetti's poetry was "the most kindling influence among the young men of my time" (see Fennell 435).  Binding Good (spine darkened, a few bubbles to cloth, corner tips sl. worn, & hinges cracked); contents Near-Fine.  Colbeck 19.  (Inv. #519)  C$50

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, POEMS (London: F.S. Ellis, 1871).  Stated fifth edition, 19 x 12.5cm (8vo), in publisher's dark green linen w/gilt floral & trellis design by the author to covers & spine, gilt title to spine, variation of the cover design printed in dark blue on pale blue ep.s w/binder's ticket (Burn) to recto of final ep., 282 [xii] pp. +printer's colophon leaf & 8pp. publ. cat to rear.  Printed by Strangeways & Walden, London.  Inscribed to half-title: "To Fred: C. Shaw, in remembrance of many happy hours in the past and in the hope of many more to come, Willis Challice, London 20 October 1873."  Binding Good (some stains & rubbing to cloth, extremities a bit bumped & worn, top ¼" trimmed from fr. ep., & hinges starting); contents Near-Fine (lt. thumbing to titlepage).  Colbeck 19.  (Inv. #978)  C$50

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, POEMS: A NEW EDITION (London: Ellis & White, 1881).  First edition thus, 22.5 x 14cm (8vo), in publisher's cream paper spine over slate blue boards, paper title-label to spine, deckle edges, 294 [xii] mostly unopened pp. +2 pp. publ. adverts to rear.  Limited Edition Large Paper Copy printed on watermarked "J Whatman 1880" handmade paper by Strangeways & Sons, London.  With the small blindstamp of American International to titlepage, & traces of their markings to spine & fr. pastedown.  Binding Fair (spine darkened w/loss to extremities & label, corner tips sl. worn, & fr. joint cracked); contents Near-Fine.  Slater p.218, Rossetti 34 ("there were also 31 copies printed on large paper"), Vaughan 11, Ashley IV 148-49, Fredeman 23.11, Fennell 22 ("contains most of the poems first seen in [Poems 1870], except that the House of Life has been removed ... and a few sonnets have been eliminated.  Four new poems and three new translations are added"), Colbeck 23.  (Inv. #455)  C$200

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, STUDY FOR THE ATTAINMENT OF THE SANC GRAEL, [London: W.A. Mansell & Co., ca.1882].  Photograph of Rossetti's study for his Oxford Union Mural, 8 x 11cm mounted on 20 x 23cm card w/pencilled border, in its original glazed wooden frame, w/stencil (CUS79) & label of the Ruskin Galleries (Birmingham), both to the frame's backboard.  W.A. Mansell & Co. photographed a number of Rossetti's extant works--this one was repr. in H.C. Marillier's DGR: An Illus. Memorial (1899).  Also, a larger sepia print from the negative is in the Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington.  Frame Good (mount stained, & some marks to the wooden surround); photograph Near-Fine.  (Inv. #986)  C$1,000
Wise/Forman Piracy
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, VERSES (London: Privately Printed, 1881 [but in fact ca.1887]).  Pirated edition, 20 x 12.5cm [8vo], in original beige stiff paper wraps w/printed title to fr. cover, a.e. untrimmed, [1-7] 8-12 [13-14] pp. +2 blank leaves to fr. & 1 to rear.  Printed, likely by Henry Clay & Sons, on watermarked "Van Gelder" handmade paper.  As W.E. Fredeman has indicated (see his "Story of a Lie" below), this is the 1st of many piratical collaborations by Thomas James Wise & Harry Buxton Forman.  While Carter & Pollard suspected it was a forgery (see their Dossier 218), Barker & Collins proved its "higher degree of culpability" by identifying the typeface as "not manufactured until 1883."  Quoting one of literature's most duplicitous statements, Forman wrote in Nov. 1887: "Some friends of Rossetti's have printed ... a very pretty pamphlet with the title 'Verses ...'; but the whole issue must have been extremely small" (see Fredeman's "Story of a Lie" below, pp.276-77).  Binding Very Good (upper & lower spine starting); contents Near-Fine.  Rossetti 1905 pp.17 & 28 (WMR was duped into including this item by Wise & W.F. Prideaux), Ashley IV 144 (1 of 3 copies on vellum), Fredeman 23.10, W.E. Fredeman "The Story of a Lie" (Review Vol. 7 1985) passim, W.E. Fredeman "WMR & the Wise-Forman Conspiracy" (Book Collector Spring 1987) passim, Colbeck under 6 (p.693).  (Inv. #1167)  C$800
Rossetti, William Michael (ed.), DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI: HIS FAMILY LETTERS WITH A MEMOIR (London: Ellis & Elvey, 1895).  Two volumes, first editions, 25.5 x 17cm (large 8vo), in publisher's vellum spine over gilt-trimmed dark slate blue fine-ribbed cloth w/gilt DGR monograms to fr. covers & gilt titles to spine, t.e.g. (others untrimmed), 440 [xxxiv] + 436 [x] pp. (several unopened) +tissue-guarded frontis portraits, Errata leaf following Vol I's p.[xxxii], & 2pp. + 1p. publ. adverts to rears.  Stated Limited Edition Large Paper Copy printed on watermarked handmade paper by Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd., London & Aylesbury.  The limitation statement "Fifty copies printed on Large Paper, of which this is No. ___" appearing only in Vol II has not been filled in.  Bindings Very Good (3" split to Vol I's lower spine, extremities sl. bumped & worn w/Vol II's lower corners moderately bumped, & ep.s considerably browned); contents Very Good (occas. lt. foxing, & deckle edges a bit browned).  Rossetti p.32, Ashley IV 151.  (Inv. #1130)  C$300

Rossetti, W[illia]m. Michael (Part I) and Algernon C[harles]. Swinburne (Part II), NOTES ON THE ROYAL ACADEMY EXHIBITION, 1868. (London: John Camden Hotten, [1868]).  First edition, 20.5 x 13cm (8vo), bound w/o wraps in (publisher's?) brown sand-grain cloth w/gilt title to spine, cream eps, 51 (iv) pp.  Printed by Savill Edwards & Co., London.  Includes the 1st printings of D.G. Rossetti's sonnets "Lady Lilith," "Sibylla Palmifera" & "Venus Verticordia."  With the armorial bookplate of Wilkinson (possibly Dr. James John Garth Wilkinson [1812-1899], the homœopathic physician who treated Elizabeth Siddal for back problems in March 1854) to fr. pastedown.  Binding Very Good (extremities moderately rubbed, & a few spots to cloth); contents Near-Fine (1st few leaves sl. creased).  Rossetti pp.14-15, Ashley VI 80, Ehrsam & Deily 222, Fredeman 38.3 & 62.5, Colbeck 4.  (Inv. #1155)  C$300

Rossetti, William Michael (ed.), ROSSETTI PAPERS 1862 TO 1870 (London: Sands & Co., 1903).  First edition, 22 x 14.5cm (tall 8vo), in publisher's navy fine-ribbed cloth w/gilt title to spine, t.e.g. (others untrimmed), 559 (xxiii) pp.  Printed on laid paper by Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh.  Signed by C.E. Wood to recto of fr. ep.; also from The Forbes Magazine Collection w/their embossed stamp to foot of titlepage.  Binding Very Good (extremities moderately bumped, & ep.s sl. browned); contents Near-Fine (infrequent lt. foxing).  Rossetti p.40, Ashley IV 170-71, Ehrsam & Deily 219, Fredeman 24.9 & 38.7, Fennell 124, Colbeck 29.  (Inv. #1122)  C$150

Rossetti, William Michael (ed.), RUSKIN: ROSSETTI: PRERAPHAELITISM: PAPERS 1854 TO 1862 (London: George Allen, 1899).  First edition, 26 x 19.5cm (large 8vo), in publisher's cream buckram spine over olive linen boards w/gilt & black title & design to fr. cover & gilt title to spine (all designed by Frank W. Burgess), t.e.g. (others untrimmed), 328 [xxii] pp. w/titlepage printed in black & red, +frontis & 14 unpaginated photogravure plates, all w/the original tissue guards.  Limited Edition (226/250) Large Paper Copy printed on watermarked "Spalding" handmade paper by Ballantyne Hanson & Co., Edinburgh & London.  Binding Good (corner tips sl. worn, lt. bubbling & staining to covers, rear cover sl. bowed, & hinges cracked w/rear ep. browned & creased); contents Near-Fine (deckle edges browned).  Rossetti pp.39-40, Fredeman 24.7 & 72.6, Fennell 122, Colbeck 11; curiously not in Ashley.  (Inv. #755)  C$200

Surtees, Virginia, ROSSETTI'S PORTRAITS OF ELIZABETH SIDDAL (Aldershot Hants: Scolar Press, 1991).  First edition, 24.5 x 18cm, in publisher's pictorial laminated boards w/printed title to covers & spine, [64] pp. listing 63 portraits, all repr. in b&w.  Printed by BAS Printers Ltd., Hampshire.  Binding Fine; contents Fine.  (Inv. #867)  C$75


Tirebuck, William [Edward], DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI: HIS WORK AND INFLUENCE (London: Elliot Stock, 1882).  First edition, 18 x 12.5cm (8vo), in publisher's dark green fine-ribbed cloth w/gilt decoration & title to fr. cover, a.e.g., cream ep.s, 63 pp. w/decorative engraved head-&-tailpiece.  The 1st book length study of Rossetti as a painter-poet.  Binding Very Good (spine-tips & corner-tips sl. bumped & worn); contents Near-Fine (prev. owner's small name & date to head of half-title).  Ashley IV 157, Ehrsam & Deily 223, Fredeman 30.1 (one of his rare unannotated entries), Fennell 982.  (Inv. #1286)  C$400

Wood, Esther, DANTE ROSSETTI AND THE PRE-RAPHAELITE MOVEMENT (London: Sampson Low, 1894).  First edition, 20 x 14.5cm (8vo), in publisher's vellum-backed blue cloth w/gilt decoration to fr. cover & title to spine, t.e.g. (others untrimmed), 323 (xii) mostly unopened pp. w/8 tissue-guarded plates.  Printed at the Chiswick Press, London.  Binding Very Good (spine mottled as usual, & ep.s somewhat browned); contents Near-Fine (occas. lt. spotting).  Ashley IV 158, Ehrsam & Deily 199 & 225, Fredeman 77.21, Fennell 994, Colbeck 79.  (Inv. #27)  C$30




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