The Prince's Progress and Other Poems

by Christina Rossetti

published by London: Macmillan and Co., 1866

Original green cloth binding with gilt design by Dante Gabriel Rossetti in the manner of mediaeval ironwork. Bound by Burn 37 & 38 Kirby St. with binder's ticket pasted inside rear cover. 216 pages. Frontispiece and additional title page illustration by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The front paste down featuring Siegfried Sassoon's signature and monogram label. 18×12cm.

 This charmingly bound copy of Christina Rossetti's poems belonged to Siegfried Sassoon, known for his condemning poems about his experience as a soldier during the First World War. The Pre-Raphaelites were an early inspiration for the poet who, in 1915, recalled returning from the Fitzwilliam Museum to base camp ‘in a trance of stimulation after having handled manuscripts of D.G. Rossetti … almost a living contact with the Pre-Raphaelites whom I have worshipped since my dreaming adolescence.’ 

Ref: 122163


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