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    Inscribed by Both Swinburne and W.M. Rossetti

    [William Michael Rossetti's Copy]. Algernon Charles Swinburne. INSCRIBED. William Blake. A Critical Essay. London: Chatto & Windus, 1906. Half-title page inserted before frontispiece with inscription: "William Michael Rossetti/ from/ Algernon Charles Swinburne/ Sept. 16th 1906". Beneath which is notated: "Presented by me to my dear Mary. This book/ is the first copy wh. Swinburne sent to any one/ -i.e. to me. But the book turned out to be/ imperfect, one sheet being duplicated, + another/ omitted. So S. sent me a second copy. This/ inscription of his comes from the second copy, as I/ retained the first + fuller inscription, inserting/ it into that copy./ W.M. Rossetti/ 18 Septr. 1906."
    Octavo. x, 340 pages. Imperfect, as per Rossetti's note. Frontispiece portrait of Blake, title page in red and black. Publisher's black cloth with gilt title on spine, upper edge gilt. Boards rubbed and lightly soiled, spine sun faded, joints starting, small loss of cloth on rear joint near head of spine, half-title with inscription inserted with tape along the gutter, pages lightly toned, occasional foxing; otherwise in very good condition. From the William E. Fredeman Collection.




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