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London: George Routledge & Sons, Farringdon Street, 1857.
First edition. Superb Art Nouveau binding by T. Hatchard (signed in front turn-in) in full pebbled dark green morocco with elegant gilt-stamped and heavy gilt stippling on both covers and spine consisting of long flowing stems and stylized petals and blossoms. Spine with five raised bands, one panel with lettering and the other five with a variant but complementary design stamped in gilt. Finely gilt dentelles and edges of boards, original yellow endsheets. A.E.G. Famous Pre-Raphaelite and Victorian work containing poetry by most of the celebrated poets of the day and superb woodcut illustrations engraved by the Dalziels including Millais, Arthur Hughes, Gilbert, Foster, Tenniel, Dalziel, and many, many more. Some foxing internally, especially to early leaves, else fine. Binding is pristine.
Price: $2,400.00 Item #1979