A Nursery Rhyme Book.London: Macmillan and Co., and New York, 1893 Stock Code: 136358
NotesNew and enlarged edition of Christina Rossetti's illustrated book of nursery rhymes, this a very scarce presentation copy inscribed by Christina Rossetti as a Christmas gift, "Henry Edward Stewart, Xmas 1893, from Christina G. Rossetti". The recipient was the infant son of the Rossetti family's doctor, Sir Edward Stewart, who especially attended on Christina. Rossetti's nursery rhymes were first published in 1872, but was expanded for this edition, retaining the charming illustrations of Arthur Hughes.
Octavo. Original green ribbed moiré silk cloth, titles gilt to spine, all edges gilt.
120 illustrations by Arthur Hughes, engraved by the Brothers Dalziel.
Spine a little toned, extremities somewhat rubbed, some occasional minor spotting but otherwise clean within, a very good copy.
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