The Prince's Progress, and Other Poems.

Rossetti (Christina)

The Prince's Progress, and Other Poems.

Description: FIRST EDITION, wood engraved frontispiece and additional title-page from designs by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, light foxing to half-title, and at head of final few pages, pp. viii, 216, foolscap 8vo, original dark green cloth by Burn (his ticket to rear pastedown) with an overall design stamped in gilt incorporating lettering to the backstrip, lightly rubbed to extremities with a hint of fraying at head of upper joint, very good

Publication Details: Macmillan, 1866

Notes: Inscribed by the illustrator, the poet's brother, on the half-title: 'To Charles A Howell, From his affectionate friend, D.G. Rossetti, 1866'. Charles Augustus Howell was one of the most notorious figures of his day, thinly fictionalised and vilified by Arthur Conan Doyle in his story 'The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton', where he earned damnation as 'the worst man in London' - Swinburne's dealings with the man himself led him to label Howell more universally as 'the vilest wretch I ever came across'. Swinburne, like Ruskin, was one of those who had for a time been seduced by the abun...more

Bibliography: (Ashley Library Vol.IV, p.100-1: Colbeck p.689: Fredeman 44.4: Tinker 1786)

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Price: £10,000

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1866

Stock Number: 65421

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