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.
Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk: British Museum Publications, 1988. Hardcover. In the 1880s-1890s, Burne-Jones wrote a series of whimsical letters to Katie Lewis, the young daughter of Sir George Lewis. The letters were accompanied by light-hearted sketches. This book contains 56 black-and-white sketches by Burne-Jones. Octavo, brown boards with gilt title to spine. Cream dust jacket with red titling to front and spine. Both book and dust jacket are in fine condition. PRERAPH/050422. Fine / Fine.
Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1974. Paperback. A small (7" x 4 1/2") side-stapled pamphlet by the art historian John Christian. Cover is color print of John Everett Millais' The Return of the Dove to the Ark. Pages have yellowed somewhat but are otherwise in fine condition. Small mark from a removed piece of tape on back cover. 44 pages, including several black and white illustrations. PRERAPH/050522. Very Good.
London: The Scholartis Press, 1928. Hardcover. 1 of 560 copies, this copy unnumbered. INSCRIBED BY EDITOR TO H.M. ELLIS, SON OF F.S. ELLIS. The inscription reads “To H.M. Ellis Esq., and the memory of a charming afternoon from The Editor.” In his preface Doughty writes that while the letters are not likely to have a wide appeal because they are mainly about the details of publication, they still reveal a great deal about Rossetti’s personality, with a considerable cumulative effect. He also provides extensive explanatory notes. Bound in blue cloth boards with sunning to spine and board edges and some light scuffing. Except for the pulling away of a signature in the rear, the binding is tight. The pages are clean with the usual light aging to the margins and browning to free endpapers. Bookplate of collector Mark Samuels Lasner affixed to front pastedown. 150 pages. PRERAPH/062008. 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.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1955. Hardcover. Joan Evans is the co-editor, with J. Howard Whitehouse, of the published diaries of John Ruskin, which were release in 1956. This biography was written concurrently with the publication of the diaries, which provided much source material. Ms. Evans sympathetic to Ruskin, considers his story of a tragedy Octavo, blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Spine is slightly faded. Previous owner's name stamped on bottom end pages; previous bookseller label on bottom inside cover. No dust jacket. 447 pages. PRERAPH/050422. 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. 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.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1965. Hard Cover. First Edition. This comprehensive bibliography with its critical commentary is considered essential to the study of all aspects of Pre-Raphaelitism and of the artists and writers who were part of it. Frederman’s approach first offers an overall commentary, followed by a four section bibliography: 1) Sources for Bibliography and Provenance; 2) Bibliography of Individual Figures; 3) Bibliography of the Pre-Raphaelite Movement; and 4) Bibliography of Pre-Raphaelite Illustrations. Incorporated into this structure are the important distinctions he makes among the three phases of Pre-Raphaelitism: the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, The Pre-Raphaelite Movement, and Pre-Raphaelitism The scope of this work is remarkable. Included are descriptions of public and private collections, museums, art galleries, and libraries in the U.K. and U.S. which have major repositories of Pre-Raphaelite materials. In the more than 1000 bibliographical entries, organized into 100 sections divided among the four major parts, Frederman offers extensive commentary and explanation. Except for fading to the spines of the dust jacket and bound volume, and a few minor chips to the bottom of the jacket’s front cover, the book is in near fine condition. The light green jacket has the author and title on the front cover and a Rossetti illustration of the three maids of Elfinmere. The book is bound in black cloth with gilt title to front cover and to spine. Fading to gilt on spine. 8 pages of plates. xix +327 pages, including extensive index. PRE/103108. Near Fine in Very Good DJ.
England: Scolar Press, 1996. Hardcover. An important survey of thirty-one artists from "The Sixties" (1855-1880), the period that saw some of the finest and most signifcant wood-engraved illustrations done for British books and magazines. Goldman provides a critical commentary on every artist, followed by a checklist of the books they illustrated or to which they contributed. There is also more detailed bibliographic information in an index of illustrated books arranged by author. With over 230 b&w illustrations. An invaluable reference for scholars in the field. Bound in grey cloth with gilt title to spine. In a pictorial dust jacket with a drawing taken from Rossetti illustration for Goblin Market. Title in red on spine and front cover. In fine condition in near fine dustjacket. Quarto. 391 pages including index. PRERAPH/033115. Fine.
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.
East Aurora, NY: Roycroft Print Shop, 1902. Paperback. Hubbard founded the Roycroft community in 1895. His Little Journeys series of small works on various writers and artists and his visits to their homes began in 1896 and became quite well known. The collection on Eminent Artists was published in 12 separate monthly releases, describing the homes of 12 different artists. This series was described as "strictly deluxe in form and workmanship" by the publisher and used a new font of antique blackface. Small octavo. In very good condition, with some darkened rubbing to edge of back wrapper. Bound in dark brown paper wrappers, saddle stiched, with black title and orange Roycroft symbol to front. 29 pages.PRERAPHI/051122. Very Good.
East Aurora, NY: Roycroft Print Shop, 1907. Paperback. Hubbard founded the Roycroft community in 1895. His Little Journeys series of small works on various writers, artists and other famous people, and his visits to their homes began in 1896 and became quite well known. The collection on Reformers was published in 12 separate monthly releases, describing the homes of 12 different people whom Hubbard considered reformers. Bound in dark brown paper wrappers, saddle stiched, with black title, red highlights, and Roycroft symbol to front. Pages are clear and bright; wrappers and advertising pages are partially split and detached. Small octavo. 36 pages. PRERAPHI/051122. Good +.
East Aurora, NY: Roycroft Print Shop, 1930. Paperback. Annual publication of The Roycrofters. Bound in light brown paper wrappers, saddle stiched, with black title, red highlights, and Roycroft symbol to front. Small octavo. Some damp staining to pages. Small section of back wrapper has been ripped off. 40 pages. PRERAPHI/051122. Good +.
[London]: [late 1800s]. A very scarce collection of Lushington's privately printed writings. All were printed by the Chiswick Press. Vernon Lushington (1832-1912) was an English solicitor, a Positivist, an associate of many famous writers and artists, a friend of the Pre-Raphaelites, and the father of the model for Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway. He remains virtually unknown today, but recently available family archives reveal how interesting and important figure he was. It was Lushington who arranged the first meeting between his friend Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Edward Burne-Jones. He contributed to The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine and remained a long-time friend of William Morris, often visiting Kelmscott Manor. There was also a close connection between the Lushington and the Stephen family. After his wife died, Lushington's three daughters were taken under the wing of Julia Stephen, wife of Leslie Stephen, and mother of Virginia Woolf. The eldest daughter, Kitty, became the model for the eponymous heroine of Woolf's novel Mrs. Dalloway. Lushington's views on Positivism, politics, and literature are clearly evident in the occasional poetry he wrote and had printed by the Chiswick Press. This collection comprises: 1) Positivist Hymns, London, 1885. First edition. Original wrappers. 60 pages. 2) Moses. [London n.d.] First edition. Original wrappers. 28 pages. 3) St. Paul. [London, n.d.] First edition. Original wrappers.17 pages. 4) Sonnets on the Positivist Calendar. [London, n.d.]. Original wrappers. 5) Good for Evil: or a Marriage in Kensington Square. [London, n.d.] 7 pages. 6) Remembered Words. [London, n.d.]. Original wrappers. 27 pages. 7) A Slab Tomb in Rome [London, n.d.] 12 pages. 8) Prophetic. [London, n.d.]. 2 pages. Some light wear and browning to the wrappers but still very good copies of such fragile publications. POE/103014. Very Good.
New York: The Vanguard Press, 1965. Hardcover. The main source of these letters is the Bowerswell Papers, acquired by the Pierpont Morgan Library from Effie Milliais' grandson, Sir Ralph Millais. Effie married John Ruskin in 1848 when she was nineteen, and she secretly left him and had the marriage annulled 6 years later, before marrying John Everett Millais. These letters describe the Ruskin's time in Venice, as well as hint at the difficulties in the marriage. Octavo, maroon paper boards, with some smudging; previous owner's name stamped to bottom of page ends. Gilt titling on spine. No dust jacket. 354 pages, including index. PRERAPH/050422. Very good.
Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1897. One of 300 paper copies. There were an additional 8 vellum copies. A lovely copy of one of the Kelmscott Press's most beautiful books. This was the last but one of the books issued by the press. It was only the second book to be printed in three colors, with the addition of blue to the usual black and red. It includes two illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones, engraved on wood by W.H. Hooper. The frontis illustration was designed for this edition. The second illustration at the end of the text was originally intended for an early illustrated edition of this work that was never produced. Bound in limp vellum with the six fragile silk ties present. Love is Enough is stamped in gold on the spine in Golden type. Some light discoloration on covers but still about fine. The text is printed on Perch paper in Troy type, with stage directions in Chaucer type. With ornamental borders and initials throughout [Peterson bibliography A52]. An exceptionally nice copy in fine condition. Housed in a serviceable clamshell box covered in red cloth with gilt title to spine. Large quarto. 91 pages. PRI/050322. Fine.
London: Clover Hill Editions at the Rampart Lions Press, 1974. Burne-Jones, Edward. Unbound. Prints (sold individually) of Burne-Jones’s illustrations, which were originally designed to accompany The Story of Cupid and Psyche in a Kelmscott version of Morris’s The Earthly Paradise. The book was never completed. The original woodblocks, carved mostly by William Morris, were left to the Society of Antiquaries after his death. The blocks were “rediscovered” in the 1960s, and in 1974, the Rampant Lions Press published an edition of the work using them. These engravings were printed from those original wood blocks. The book and prints were in a limited edition of 100. A separate cloth box housed 44 loose prints. Paper size: 13 x 9 inches. Image size: 4 x 2 inches. PRE/100716. Fine.