Wolfville, Nova Scotia: The Wombat Press, 1978.
First edition. Original half green linen spine, Ingres paper-covered boards with "EER" monogram (designed by Dantre Gabriel Rossetti for his bride-to-be) stamped in gold on front cover, gilt lettering on spine. In original glassine dust wrapper. Book and wrapper are extremely fine, an unused copy. This is the first publication of the Wombat Press, 500 Copies printed. Letterpress on "Kelmscott Chaucer" mould-made paper by John Roberts Press. Color frontispiece of Elizabeth Siddal, artist, poet and Dante Gabriel's wife who tragically died of a laudanum overdose. The book provides wonderful reproductions of their work, a color frontispiece, and sixteen additional full-page plates, two of which are in full-color. A unique and now scarce work on Siddal, her art and poetry. Very fine, unused.
Price: $150.00 Item #4539