London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1923. Item #04424
The Poems of Christina Rossetti
Bound by Rivière & Son in the Art-Deco Style
RIVIÈRE & SON, binder. ROSSETTI, Christina. Poems of… chosen and edited by William M. Rossetti. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1923.
Golden Treasury Series. Small octavo (5 7/8 x 3 3/4 inches; 149 x 95 mm.). xxvi, 332 pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Christina Rossetti.
Finely bound by Rivière and Son ca. 1923 (stamp-signed to lower turn-in) in contemporary full dark brown calf. Front cover with a fine art-deco design inlaid in colors and "C.G. Rossetti" inlaid in olive green. Spine with a single raised band, lettered in gilt and with an inlaid design, rear cover with a small design inlaid in colors. All edges gilt, marbled end-papers. Slight rubbing to joints otherwise a fine example. Neat ink inscription on front blank dated 1929.
A rather unusual Rivière binding from the Art-Deco period.
Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894) was an English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional, and children's poems. She is best known for her long poem Goblin Market, her love poem Remember, and for the words of the Christmas carol In the Bleak Midwinter.