Poems: ROSSETTI, Christina; HARRISON, Florence (illustrator) Poems: ROSSETTI, Christina; HARRISON, Florence (illustrator) Poems: ROSSETTI, Christina; HARRISON, Florence (illustrator) Poems: ROSSETTI, Christina; HARRISON, Florence (illustrator)

Poems

ROSSETTI, Christina; HARRISON, Florence (illustrator)

Published by London-Glagow-Bombay: Blackie and Son Ltd, 1910, 1910
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Limited to 350 CopiesSigned and Numbered by the ArtistWith a Presentation Note from Christina RossettiFull Contemporary Maroon Morocco, Gilt ExtraROSSETTI, Christina. HARRISON, [Emma] Florence (illustrator). Poems by Christina Rossetti. Introduction by Alice Meynell. London, Glasgow & Bombay: Blackie and Son Ltd., 1910. Limited to 350 copies numbered and signed by the artist, this being copy no. 93. Affixed to the limitation leaf, below Florence Harrison's signature is a small sheet (2 1/2 x 4 3/8 inches; 62 x 110 mm.) inscribed in black ink "Very sincerely yours / Christina G. Rossetti". Large quarto (11 1/4 x 8 7/8 in; 285 x 225 mm.). xxiv, 369, [1, blank], [2] pp. Thirty-six mounted color plates on heavy stock, with captioned tissue guards. Thirty-four mounted black and white plates. Black and white head and tailpieces.Bound ca. 1910 in full dark maroon morocco, covers elaborately stamped and bordered in gilt, spine with five raised bands, decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt board-edges and wide gilt turn-ins. Inlaid dark green morocco liners elaborately bordered in gilt, cream watered silk end-leaves, top edge gilt, others uncut. Spine very slightly sunned, otherwise a very fine example. Although this elaborate binding is not signed it is most certainly the work of an American bindery, possibly Stikeman & Co. of New York.Emma Florence Harrison (fl. 1887-1914) was figure painter and illustrator working in London from 1887 who specialized in illustrating poetry and children's books in a later Pre-Raphaelite style that was influenced by William Morris. Indeed, in 1914 she illustrated Morris' Early Poems. The majority of her work was executed for publishers Blackie and Son.Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894) was an English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional, and children's poems. She is best known for her long poem Goblin Market, her love poem Remember, and for the words of the Christmas carol In the Bleak Midwinter. Bookseller Inventory # 03914

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Title: Poems

Publisher: London-Glagow-Bombay: Blackie and Son Ltd, 1910

Publication Date: 1910

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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