By Christina Rossetti
London   Macmillan and Co
7.5" by 4" 63, [1]pp
The first Housman edition of Christina Rossetti's famous narrative poem, 'Goblin Market'. A presentation copy, with a stamp stating so to the title page. A very bright, charmingly illustrated copy of this work.
By Christina Rossetti

1893 Goblin Market

London   Macmillan and Co
7.5" by 4" 63, [1]pp
The first Housman edition of Christina Rossetti's famous narrative poem, 'Goblin Market'. A presentation copy, with a stamp stating so to the title page. A very bright, charmingly illustrated copy of this work.
£500.00
: 0.75kgs / : 702L6

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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding

First edition thus, the first Housman edition of this work. Blind stamp to the title page stating 'Presentation Copy'. 'Goblin Market' is a popular narrative poem which tells the story of Laura and Lizzie who are tempted with fruit by Goblin merchants. The illustrations of Laurence Housman complement this work beautifully. These pen-and ink drawings are strongly reminiscent of the style during the Golden Age of illustration at the turn of the twentieth century. Christina Rossetti was a romantic, devotional author. Her children's poems 'Goblin Market' and 'Remember' remain famous to this day. Rossetti's popularity remained strong posthumously, as scholars studied Freudian themes in her work. She was a great influence to Virginia Woolf, Ford Madox Ford, Elizabeth Jennings and Philip Larkin. A bright copy of this work internally.

Condition

In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, smart. Bumping and rubbing to the head and tail of spine. Light shelfwear to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright. Minor offsetting to the endpapers. Scattered spots to the endpapers, otherwise pages are clean.

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