1893 Goblin Market
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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.
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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