Poems / by Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

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PML 7242
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882.
London : F.S. Ellis ..., 1870.
xi, [1], 282, [2] p. ; 19 cm

First ed. Cf. Rossetti, W.M. in the Bibliographer, v. 1, 1902, p. 428. P. 275 misnumbered 27.
"London: Strangeways and Walden, Printers ..."--P. [283].
Last page blank.

Green-blue morocco, gilt, all edges gilt and gauffered, brocade endpapers. By T.J. Cobden Sanderson, 1891, with his autograph note on fly leaf. In red morocco slipcase.

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