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(ROSSETTI, Dante Gabriel.) MEREDITH, George.

Modern Love, and the Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads.

London, Chapman & Hall, 1862 Stock Code: 111629
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Notes

First edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author to D. G. Rossetti on the title page, "Dante Gabriel Rossetti, from his friend, George Meredith", with authorial manuscript corrections in the text. (The Hayward exhibition copy, also inscribed and corrected, had a note in Merdith's hand apologizing for "Errata ennumerable".) Meredith's novel Evan Harrington was serialized in Once a Week in 1860, and it was through his contacts at the magazine that he met Rossetti. Meredith's frequent London commitments in 1862-3 led to him spending Thursday nights at Rossetti's Chelsea home (where Swinburne was also a guest). Merdedith served as a model for Jesus in Rossetti's "Mary Magdalene at the gate of Simon the Pharisee". Modern Love a 50-sonnet sequence which documents Meredith's betrayal by his first wife is described as "the most painfully personal of his works" (ODNB).

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Description

Octavo. Original green wave grain cloth (Carter's A binding), spine titled in gilt.

Condition

Front cover stained, fraying to cloth at lower edge, ink shelfmark stamp to front free endpaper.

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