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    William Michael Rossetti 1896 Autograph Letter Signed An English writer and critic, Rossetti was born in London in 1829. He was the youngest child of immigrant Italian scholar Gabriele Rossetti, and the brother of Maria Francesca Rossetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Christina Georgina Rossetti. He was one of the seven founding members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848, and became the movement's unofficial organizer and bibliographer. He championed the works of Whistler, Shelley, Walt Whitman and others. Offered here is a five page handwritten letter signed, "W. M. Rossetti," dated June 10, 1896 to Chevalier Reynolds. The content is full of references to his famous siblings and other writers such as Walt Whitman and James Thomson about whom he said, "Yes, I knew Thomson, & liked him sincerely ...but unfortunately his bad habits (I dare say inherited and unconquerable) as to drinking isolated him at last from almost all society..." Very good condition, pages bound by archival tape, a few minor tears. Fabulous content. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
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