Columbus: Ohio State University Press, (1973). Hardcover. 8vo. Maroon cloth boards with gilt title to spine. A few pencil markings to interior and ownership stamp to bottom edge of textblock, else fine. Maroon dust jacket with grey title to spine. Minor edgewear to dust jacket. Index, 310 pages. BOB/112206. Very Good+ / Very Good.
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Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1931. Hardcover. 8vo. 276 of 400 copies. Blue cloth backed light blue paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor fading to edges of boards. Interior is very clean overall, though there is a small stain on the verso of the frontis and minor browning to the endpages. Tight binding. Index, 122 pp. PRERAPH/102405. Very Good.
Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1931. LIMITED EDITION. Hardcover. 8vo. 160 of 400 copies. Dark blue cloth backed blue paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Some foxing to exterior cloth on front board, else boards are very clean. Pristine interior with tight binding. Light blue dj with minor wear/chipping to spine ends and edges. 122 pp. PRERAPH/072805. Very Good in Very Good dj.
London: Thomas Burleigh, 1898. Hardcover. Fourth edition of this well received book. A total of 2500 copies were printed, all in 1898. Bell was a contemporary of the Rossettis and many of the Pre-Raphaelites. He was an author and poet in addition to producing this important work on Christina, published four years after her death. The detailed biography includes the text of many letters, both to and from her. Also reprinted are excerpts from her "reading diary," Time Flies. A thorough analysis of her prose and poetry follows the biography. Bound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Some scuffing, bumping, and darkening. Except for browning to the front endpapers and light aging to the margins of the text, the interior is bright and clean. There are several illustrations including a frontispiece copy of a drawing of her by her brother Dante. 364 pages including index. PRERAPH/102207. Very Good.
The Book Guild Ltd. And Oak Knoll Press, 2000. Hardcover. 8vo. NEW BOOK. Black cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Pristine interior with several color illustrations. Tight binding. Black dj with white title to spine and front panel. Color illustration of Murray to front panel of dj. 266 pp. PRERAPH/101305B. Fine in Fine dj.
The Book Guild Ltd. And Oak Knoll Press, 2000. Hardcover. 8vo. NEW BOOK. Black cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Pristine interior with several color illustrations. Tight binding. Black dj with white title to spine and front panel. Color illustration of Murray to front panel of dj. 266 pp. PRERAPH/101305C. Fine in Fine dj.
New York: Abbeville Press, 1989. Hardcover. First Edition. A sumptuous book about the equally resplendent art of famed Pre-Raphaelite artist and writer Dante Gabriel Rossetti. In addition to chronicling Rossetti's artistic career, the book also describes his turbulent personal life and loves. There are 265 illustrations with 140 in full color. Bound in maroon cloth with gilt title to spine and in a beautiful pictorial dust jacket featuring one of his many portraits of his lover and muse Jane Morris. Both are in very good condition save for light bumping to spine edges, a minor dampstain to bottom edges of last few pages (and small spot to rear cover), and slight browning to margins. A large volume measuring 11.5 x 13.25 inches. 255 pages including chronology, bibliography, and index. PRERAPH/113018. Near Fine.
New York: The Brooklyn Museum, 1985. Paperback. Paper Wrappers. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to. Illustrated color wrappers with title to spine and front panel. Minor rubbing/wear to panels and edges. Tightly bound. Interior has several pencil markings and is lightly browned along edges. Text and illustrations remain bright. Color and B&W plates. An excellent reference. Catalogue, & index, 288 pp. PRERAPH/031204. Very Good.
New York: The Brooklyn Museum, 1985. Paperback. Paper Wrappers. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to. Illustrated color wrappers with title to spine and front panel. Minor rubbing/wear to panels and edges. Tightly bound with clean interior and numberous color and B&W plates. An excellent reference. Catalogue, & index, 288 pp. PRERAPH/033006. Very Good.
Dempsey Parr, 1999. Hardcover. 4to. Full color illustrated glossy paper covered boards with white title to spine. Pristine interior with many full color illustrations and tight binding. Illustrated dj with black spine panel and white title to spine. 256 pp. PRE-RAPH/042508. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket.
London, New York: Academy Editions and St Martin's Press, (1973). Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First Edition. 4to. Black cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Binding and contents are bright, clean, and tight. Dust jacket is price clipped and in mylar wrapper with only slight wear. Illustrated frontis and illustrations numbering over 100 of drawings and paintings many of which are full color, full page plates. Index and bibliography. 102pp. PRERAPH/021804. Fine in Near Fine DJ.
New York: Praeger Publishers, 1971. Hardcover. First American edition of this important reference work by noted English antiquarian bookseller and scholar Percy Muir. Bound in orange cloth with gilt titling and decoration to spine. In orange illustrated price-clipped dust jacket with title to spine and front cover. A few small nicks and light soiling but still nice. Very good condition. 287 pages including index. BOB/053019. Very Good.
England and Delaware: Private Libraries Association and Oak Knoll Press, 2016. Hardcover. The first detailed account of the work of this prolific and imaginative Pre-Raphaelite illustrator of the nineteenth century. Hughes is particularly remembered for his illustrations for books for children [dust jacket]. Includes appendices with a checklist of the books and periodicals, a supporting bibliography, and extensive notes. With almost 200 b&w illustrations. Bound in dark blue cloth with title in gilt to spine. With a blue pictorial dust jacket with title in black to spine and front cover. In near fine condition 7.25 x 11 inches. 325 pages. PRERAPH/010319. Near Fine.
London: Henry Moore Foundation, 1991. Hardcover. 4to. Beautifully produced book catalogue published to accompany the first exhibition entirely devoted to Pre-Raphaelite sculpture. Includes 9 detailed essays on several pre-eminent sculptors,and on Burne-Jones's influence on many of them. Purple cloth boards in illustrated dj. A few very tiny creases to dj otherwise fine. Interior pristine. 53 illustrations to accompany essays, 8 color plates, plus 88 photos of works exhibited. 176 pp. PRE/032607. Fine in Very Good Plus dj.
London: The Walter Scott Publishing Co., Ltd, 1909. Hardcover. Illustrated with 20 plates and a photogravure frontispiece. Very good in full blue leather prize binding with the Watford Grammar School's insignia in bright gilt on the front board. Red leather title label with gilt title to spine. Gilt decoration and raised bands to spine. Gilt rules to edges of boards and embossed turn-ins. Minor rubbing to hinges, spine ends, raised bands, and edges of boards. Marbled paper end pages and marbled edges. A certificate stating that this book was awarded to C.T. Sharman for drawing in July 1910 is affixed to the front pastedown. There are a few spots of foxing to the interior, else very clean. An attractive book. Appendices and Index, 193 pages. PRERAPH/090909. Very Good.
New York: Brentano's, 1909. Hardcover. Small 4to. In maroon cloth covered boards with elaborate gilt title stamping and border decoration to spine and front cover. Both volumes are very clean and attractive with only the slightest darkening to the spines. Gilt top edge is a bit dusty, decal edge to fore and bottom. Internally both volumes are clean and bright with the only foxing occuring on the tissue guard of the frontis on voume 1. A lovely and collectible set of Rossetti's poems. 245pp., 246pp. PRERAPH/082306. Very Good Plus.
London: Richard Clay & Sons, 1886. Hardcover. Second Edition. The Shelley Society's Publications. Fourth Series. No. 2. Very good in turquoise paper covered boards with turquoise cloth spine. Chipping to spine ends and corners of boards. Dampstaining to bottom edges of boards and spine. Chip to paper on front cover effecting the title. The frontispiece also is dampstained along the bottom edge; however, the other pages remain clean. The edge of the front endpage is torn. 162 pages. PRERAPH/112912. Very Good.
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2000. Hardcover. 4to. New. "The published graphic art of the English Pre-Raphaelites and their associates with critical biographical essays and illustrated catalogues of the artists' engraved works." Dark blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Pristine interior filled with illustrations. Purple dust jacket with gold title to spine and front panel. Index, 336 pages. PRERAPH/052407. Fine in Fine dj.
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2005. Second Edition. Hardcover. 4to. In blue cloth covered boards with bronze title stamp to spine. In Bronze and blue illustrated DJ. New item. This is the second edition which has been edited and revised. Interior filled with b/w illustrations. Index. 352pp. PRERAPH/101205. New in New dj.