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Poems
Boston: Dana Estes, 1910. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Florence Harrison. Florence Harrison. Hard Cover. The scarce first American edition of this lovely book with the rare dust jacket. This collection of Christina Rossetti's poetry, with Florence Harrison's splendid illustration,s was published in the same year in England by British publisher Blackie & Son. Blackie commissioned Harrison to illustrate a gift book as part of its Fine Arts Series. Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) is one of the best known English poets of the 19th century. She was part of the Pre-Raphaelite circle as the sister of Dante Gabriel and William Rossetti. This extensive anthology of her work includes such well known poems as Goblin Market and Up-Hill. Florence Harrison (1877-1955) was an important illustrator of poetry and children's books in the Pre-Raphaelite and Art Nouveau styles. Much of her work was done for the publishers Blackie and Son. In this book are 36 mounted tipped in color plates with their tissue guards intact; There are also 34 black and white illustrations. Bound in bright blue cloth with ornate gilt illustrated front cover and spine, with designs by Harrison, title, author, and illustrator names. Light bumping to corners and a few white marks. Interior pages are bright and pristine. Greyish-green dust jacket with same designs as book to front cover and spine. Small tears to top edge of spine. . In very good to near fine condition. xxiv +369 pages. POE/090115.
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