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ROSSETTI, Christina G.
A PAGEANT and Other Poems
London: Macmillan & Co, 1881. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Very good+ in no dust jacket if issued. First printing of this collection, including The Months: A Pageant. Demy 12mo (180 x 120 mm). x 198 pp. Original dark blue cloth with gilt blocked linear design to upper panel, in blind to lower panel, plus gilt titling and gilt design to spine. Top edge blue. Fore and lower edges partially trimmed. Front endpapers with matching illustrated bookplates of Adolphus William Ward and Cynthia & Charles Barnes. Extremeties lightly rubbed, front and rear blanks mildly foxed, margins with few flecks. Christina Rossetti's secular poetry, beautiful and exotic, bears traces of Pre Raphaelite influence, but is considered more clear and precise. Macmillan 403. Fredeman 44.9.
Bookseller: Excelsa Scripta Rare Books [U.S.A.]

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