1910 Rare First Edition - POEMS BY CHRISTINA ROSSETTI Illustrated by Pre-Raphaelite FLORENCE HARRISON.
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Title: Poems by Christina Rossetti. With illustrations by Florence Harrison. Introduction by Alice Meynell.
Publisher: London, Glasgow & Bombay, Blackie and Son Limited, 1910. First edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 10 " X 8 ".
Pages: xxiv-369 pages.
Binding: Attractive and good original gilt illustrated full cream cloth binding (hinges fine, overall lightly worn, stained and scuffed - as shown, personalised gilt tooling: 'M.B. 2-5-1911' on the front cover - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, some small creases and chips to the outer edge of the endpaper free page - as shown, gift note pasted at the back of the front endpaper free page - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with thirty-six wonderful colour plates tipped-in into grey mounts, each with a printed tissue guard. Thirty-four black-and-white plates tipped-in into white mounts; numerous line drawings in-text including chapter headings and tailpieces by Florence Harrison
Estimate: (USD 500 - USD 700).
The book: Attractive and nice rare First Edition of the Poems by Christina Rossetti With wonderful illustrations by the famous Pre-Raphaelite illustrator, FLORENCE HARRISON.
The illustrator: Florence Susan Harrison (1877–1955) was an English Australian Art Nouveau and Pre-Raphaelite illustrator of poetry and children's books. Many of her books were published by Blackie and Son. She illustrated books by notable Pre-Raphaelite circle poets Christina Rossetti, William Morris and Sir Alfred Tennyson. Harrison has often been confused with Emma Florence Harrison, an English artist who exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1887. Florence Harrison was born in Brisbane, Australia, in 1877 to Lucy and Norwood Harrison. From 1922, she lived in the London area. Around 1940 she moved to Brighton, England, to live with her cousin Isobel. She remained there until her death in 1955.
The author: Christina Georgina Rossetti (5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894) was an English writer of romantic, devotional and children's poems, including "Goblin Market" and "Remember". She also wrote the words of two Christmas carols well known in Britain: "In the Bleak Midwinter", later set by Gustav Holst, Katherine Kennicott Davis, and Harold Darke, and "Love Came Down at Christmas", also set by Darke and other composers. She was a sister of the artist and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti and features in several of his paintings.
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