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    Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Poems [Together With:] Ballads and Sonnets. London: Ellis and White, 1881. Very rare large paper copies. With an A.L.S. by Christina Rossetti tipped-in. Rebound. Near fine.


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    Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Poems. A New Edition. London: Ellis and White, 1881. Large paper copy (not issued with limitation page, but printed on "J. Whatman" watermarked paper (one of only thirty-one such copies). Octavo. [xii], 294, [1, ads], [1, blank] pages. [Together With:] Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Ballads and Sonnets. London: Ellis and White, 1881. Large paper copy, with limitation page stating that it is one of twenty-five copies for Subscribers only. Octavo. [2], xii, [336] pages. Both volumes bound by Zaehnsdorf in near contemporary full brown calf, boards double-ruled in gilt, spines ruled and tooled in gilt in compartments, brown and green gilt morocco lettering labels, five raised bands, gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled endleaves. Spines a bit sunned and worn, some mild wear and soiling to boards, a few leaves with thumbsoiling and a few leaves roughly opened. Still, near fine copies of these very rare titles. Each volume with the laid-in bookplate of collector George Allison Armour (no evidence that these were ever affixed inside the books).

    [Bound With:] Christina G. Rossetti [British Poet, 1830-1894]. Autograph Letter Signed. 30 Torrington Square, London, September 19, 1890. Three twelvemo pages on one folded quarto sheet on plain white paper (bound into Ballads and Sonnets). Creased, some toning, a few letters smudged. Near fine. In this warm and lengthy letter, Rossetti thanks the unknown correspondent for letting her read a poem (unknown which poem it is), and she also notes the enclosure of autographs of her brother, Dante Gabriel (these autographs are not present here). She also mentions other literary or artistic figures of her acquaintance (Ford Madox Brown, William B. Scott, H. Buxton Forman, etc.). She closes with the following paragraph: "I have seen a good deal of illness - prolonged illness, sometimes. Allow me to commend you to our Lord and God Jesus Xi [?] Who has comforted some so dear to me. Very truly Yours Christina G. Rossetti." From the collection of Alexander J. Jemal, Jr.



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