The Springtide of Life: Poems of Childhood [SIGNED BY ARTHUR RACKHAM & ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN ... The Springtide of Life: Poems of Childhood [SIGNED BY ARTHUR RACKHAM & ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN ... The Springtide of Life: Poems of Childhood [SIGNED BY ARTHUR RACKHAM & ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN ...

The Springtide of Life: Poems of Childhood [SIGNED BY ARTHUR RACKHAM & ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN LETTER BY AUTHOR]

Swinburne, Algernon Charles; Arthur Rackham [illus.]

Published by William Heinemann, London, 1918
Condition: vg Hardcover
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1/765. 4to. Original gold-stamped medium blue Acme sealskin,protected by modern mylar. Raised bands. Gold-embossed floral decorations and gold lettering on spine. Binding designed and bound by Sancorski & Sutcliffe, London. Top edge gilt. Deckled fore- and bottom page edges. Decorative endpapers with colorful floral designs. Signed by Rackham on limitation page. Ex-libris of Lucy [Doheny] Smith Battson on free front endpaper. Inscribed to her by Countess Estelle Doheny, "Valentines Greetings to Lucy from Ma D., February 14th. 1927." L. D. Smith Battson was the daughter-in-law of Estelle Doheny (1875-1958), who was a Los Angeles socialite and the second wife of oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny. Tipped-in color frontispiece. Decorative drawings in green on title-page. Two page letter, handwritten and signed by Swinburne from the Pines, Putney Hill, dated June 4 - 1905 & original envelope with canceled stamp, addressed to Miss Anthony, tipped-in at front of book. Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909) was an English poet and novelist. He invented the roundel form and contributed to the famous Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Scarce de luxe edition illustrated with 9 (incl. frontispiece) color reproductions of drawings by Arthur Rackham tipped-in on gray art paper, as well as b/w reproductions of 58 line drawings. The frontispiece in this edition was not present in the trade edition. Color plates protected by captioned tissue guards. Preface by Edmund Gosse. Front cover detached but present, protected by mylar. Minor rubbing on corners and along joints on front and back cover. Head of spine slightly chipped. Middle raised band missing, otherwise tight book in very good to near fine condition. Scarce. Unique copy in a stunning binding. Bookseller Inventory # 23996

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Title: The Springtide of Life: Poems of Childhood [...

Publisher: William Heinemann, London

Publication Date: 1918

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Edition: Edition de Luxe.

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Since 1985 we offer individual books for sale from our inventory of 150,000 rare, out-of-print and antiquarian volumes on many topics, with an emphasis on Judaica, Hebraica, Bibles and rabbinics, the fine and decorative arts, architecture, photography, textile and wallpaper sample books, Bauhaus and the avant garde, expressionist dance, Olympic Games and sport, the ancient near-east and archeology, erotica, illustrated and foreign-language books, especially German, Yiddish, Polish and Hebrew, as well as books from the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, plus Russian constructivist materials. We create book collections, both large and small, for individuals, decorators, archives and libraries¿currently available: a 10,000-volume research collection on Judaica in the German language. In addition, we maintain a beguiling selection of original works of art and photography. Eric Chaim Kline provides appraisal services for estate, insurance and tax purposes, often helping to match book donors with libraries and museums. We purchase books of merit and entire collections; we also take books on consignment with favorable terms. We are a rental source for movie and tv production, occasionally providing the prop on which the plot turns. Traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe, Eric Chaim Kline has been buying and selling old and rare books since the 1980¿s, when in graduate school at Brandeis University. Proprietor of bookshops in several Los Angeles locations since 1985, he hosts visitors by appointment in our lively bookstore and ships books to collectors, libraries and museums worldwide. Kline occasionally lectures on topics in book collecting and Jewish studies. He sponsors the annual Bibliography Award granted by the Association of Jewish Libraries and serves on the national board of the Antiquarian Booksellers¿ Association of America. We welcome your inquiries.

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