“A SONNET IS A MOMENT’S MONUMENT”: DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI’S POEMS, HANDSOMELY BOUND
ROSSETTI, Dante Gabriel. The Poems of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. New York: Brentano’s, 1923. Two volumes. Small quarto, contemporary three-quarter brown morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut and partially unopened.
Handsomely bound “Cheyne Walk” edition of Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s passionate poetry, including his beautiful love story “The Blesssed Damozel” and his acclaimed romantic sonnet sequence, “The House of Life.”
“A superb poet… From his earliest contributions to The Germ [a pre-Raphaelite literary magazine]… to the last unpublished poems collected by his brother, his strange genius is evident” (Kunitz & Haycraft, 534-45). Volume I contains “The Blessed Damozel” and longer poems; Volume II includes “The House of Life” and shorter works. This edition first published 1903.
Light expert restoration to bindings, a fine copy.