London: George Bell & Sons, 1901. Hardcover. Fourth edition of this important biography and study of the art of Burne-Jones and its impact. Bound in three quarter brown leather with marbled paper boards and gilt titling and ornaments to spine. Leather is rubbed, slightly faded, with a small slit to the upper joint. Marbled paper free endpaper and next two endpapers detached. Ownership inscriptions on the two endpapers. Spotting to preliminary pages otherwise clean. Profusely illustrated with b&w images of Burne-Jones art. Includes a chronological list of finished pictures plus a list of unfinished work auctioned at Christie's in 1898. About very good. Octavo. 151 pages. PRERAPH/012424. Very Good.
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Wilmington, DC: Delaware Art Museum, 2006. Softcover. One of 500 copies. Scarce catalog written by museum curator Margaretta Frederick in conjunction with an exhibition held at the museum. Includes an essay on Shannon's art and influences and listings of all of the items exhibited. Four illustrations including the cover. Softcover in cream paper covers with lithographic image on front. Slight soiling. Interior pages clean and bright. Very good condition. Measures 6 x 9 inches. 20 pages. PRERAPH/111623. Very Good.
Cambridge: The Lutterworth Press, 2006. Softcover. In this book the author posits that William Morris had a romantic attachment to his sister Emma and that it destroyed his marriage to Jane Burden. Softcover with a pictorial cover and title in white to spine. Slightest evidence of handling. Inserted is the publisher's prospectus and order form, Near fine condition. Measures 6 x 9 inches. 140 pages. MORRIS.122723. Near Fine.
London: George Allen, 1899. A fascinating and informative compilation of materials from William Rossetti's personal collection regarding his brother Dante Gabriel Rossetti that deals with "that part of my brother's life which began with his personal acquaintance with Mr. Ruskin, 1854, and ended with the death of his wife, 1862. Either Mr. Ruskin in relation to my brother, or my brother in relation to Mr. Ruskin, counts as the principal figure in this compilation. There is also a good deal of matter regarding other persons, especially Ford Madox Brown"[from the preface]. There are 158 letters arranged chronologically. There is also a section of the table of contents listing the writers of each letter [See Fredeman Pre-Raphaelite bibliography 72.6]. This is the first edition. Handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf in three quarter brown leather with blue and brown marbled paper covers. The spine has a lovely gilt floral design in four of the compartments, with the title, author, and date in the other. Some rubbing and light wear. Marbled paper endpapers. Light spotting to pastedowns and free endpapers. Interior pages clean and bright with light aging to page margins. With 12 b&w illustrations taken from Dante Gabriel Rossetti paintings. Tiny printed "Bartlett & Co. Boston" on front free endpaper. In about near fine condition. Measures 5 x 7.5 inches. 327 pages. PRE-RAPH/011524.