American first edition. 256 pages. Hardcover: H 22.25cm x L 14.25cm. Dust jacket rubbed, slight soiling to white rear panel, tear at head of front flap fold. Blue cloth with strong mottling to spine and at board edges. Small stain to front free endpaper and at top of last three leaves; interior pages are otherwise bright and clean. Binding retains some crispness. A good+ copy in a very good- dust jacket. ISBN 0847660257. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Tennyson and Holman Hunt, Carlyles, Rossettis and any number of celebrated Trevelyans people these pages; and Mr Trevelyan's handling of their comings and goings is masterly.' Hilary Spurling Pauline Trevelyan, friend and patroness of so many in the Pre-Raphaelite circle, played an important part in the lives of Ruskin and Swinburne in the 1850s and 1860s. Some mischievous biographers have even claimed that Swinburne fell in love with her. For long she has been an intriguing, not to say mysterious, figure to those interested in the artistic and literary life of the period. She spotted Swinburne as a potential genius when he was still a schoolboy; as scandal enveloped him she did not flinch from speaking out frankly. The daughter of a poor and learned parson, she was married to Sir Walter Calverley Trevelyan, twenty years her senior, a strange, tall, taciturn landowner-cum-scientist, and her opposite in character. Herself an artist, writer and critic, she commissioned important works from Rossetti, Woolner and others. From her immense correspondence, scarcely examined before this book was published, we learn much more about John Ruskin. Ruskin's marriage in particular has always attracted great attention. It was feared, however, that the secrets surrounding its breakdown would never be fully known. Then a candid letter from Ruskin to a friend was suddenly unearthed. This so excited historians that this new edition of A Pre-Raphaelite Circle was published to include the letter in full, with all its revelations, making this important book a crucial work of reference for those interested in Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelites who surrounded Lady Trevelyan.
About the Author: Raleigh Trevelyan is a writer and editor. Born in the Andaman Islands in 1923, he moved to Britain when he was eight. His classic The Fortress was published in 1956; among his other books are Rome '44, The Golden Oriole and a study of his ancestor, Sir Walter Raleigh. He lives in London and Cornwall.
Title: A PRE-RAPHAELITE CIRCLE.
Publisher: Totowa, NJ: Rowman and Littlefield, 1978.
Book Description Rowman and Littlefield, Totowa, NJ, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. This is a top notch cloth-covered MINT-CONDITION book, very revealing on the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and the effect of one Pauline Trevelyan on them. Highly recommended. DJ is top notch MINT and now protected with Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 102483
Book Description Totowa NJ.: Rowman & Littlefield, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition, 13.5 x 21.5cm, in publisher's slate blue linen w/gilt title to spine, 256 pp. w/4pp. of plates, in pictorial dust-jacket. Printed in England by Redwood Burn Ltd. An interesting account of the life of Pauline, Lady Trevelyan, the Pre-Raphaelite patron & artist. Dust-jacket Very Good (edges browned); binding Near-Fine; contents Near-Fine. Fennell 318. Bookseller Inventory # 466