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The Blessed Damozel by Dante Gabriel Rossetti - c1916 - from Anne's Books (SKU: AB-036)

The Blessed Damozel

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The Blessed Damozel

by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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About This Item

This is a very lovely small book of poetry by Dante Gabriel Rossetti with illustrations by Paul Woodroffe. It was published by David McKay, Philadelphia, and dates to circa 1916. This appears to be a special binding, more luxurious than the softcover binding that McKay published, because this one has covers of thick rose-colored suede leather with the title and author impressed deeply into the suede on the front cover and spine. The front and back have double-page illustrations by Paul Woodroffe, as shown, and the title page has a lovely design as well as a facing illustration; there are 3 other illustrations among the 27 pages. The illustrations are in the Arts & Crafts or Art Nouveau style. The page edges are gilt, as shown, and there is a pink ribbon bookmark sewn in. This is the only copy with this binding that I have found. Please use the zoom function to see the great details.
This little volume has survived well for 100 years. The interiors are in good, clean condition; the only condition problems are that the suede cover, which is slightly oversized, has chipped off at the edges, as shown in the last few photos. Still, this is a lovely, lovely volume, of interest to all drawn to the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and a rare copy.


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Anne's Books US (US)
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The Blessed Damozel
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Paul Woodroffe
Soft suede covers, rose colored
Book condition
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David McKay
Place of Publication
Date published
poetry, Arts & Crafts, Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
Bookseller catalogs
poetry; Art Nouveau; Arts & Crafts; Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood;

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Anne's Books

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This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers. member since: 2018
Newark, Delaware
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About Anne's Books

I am a dealer in antique linens, and find many intriguing books at estate sales. Now I am sharing them with you through this site. Some are antique, some vintage; I have some scientific volumes from my former career. I also try to acquire books connected with Delaware and mid-Atlantic US history. Please check my inventory; I hope you'll see something to tempt you.


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