The Collected Poems, Lyrical and Narrative, of A. Mary F. Robinson [Madame Duclaux]. Duclaux, Agnes Mary Frances Robinson.

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The Collected Poems, Lyrical and Narrative, of A. Mary F. Robinson [Madame Duclaux]

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1902.

First edition. 303pp. Beautifully bound in three-quarter olive green morocco over green marbled boards (handmade paper), raised bands on spine with superb interlocking stem and blossom patter, marbled endsheets. Extra-illustrated with two holograph poems in Robinson's hand and both bearing the author's name at the end, one appearing in the front ("The Idea,") and the other at the end ("The Cup of Life."). The latter is purple-stamped by "The Roycrofters," and dated Dec. 12, 1923, East Aurora." As well, at the very end is a small tipped-in engraved card of a winter scene. Robinson was a noted poet and biographer who wrote a rather scholarly work on Emily Bronte. The author was in a long romantic relations with Vernon Lee (Violet Paget) but later married James Darmester in 1887 and finally the French scientist Emile Duclaux. First poem on onion skin or rice paper, the second annotated May 24 and with one correction: the old title, "The Answer" is crossed out and replaced by the new one, the cup of life. TEG, others, uncut. Fine condition and a nice combination of art, aesthetics and poetry.

Price: $950.00   Item #2851