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Speaking Likenesses

...with pictures thereof by Arthur Hughes.

Stock Code 99167

London, Macmillan and Co., 1874

Original price $380.00 - Original price $380.00
Original price $380.00
$380.00
$380.00 - $380.00
Current price $380.00
A charming collaboration between Christina Rossetti and the Pre-Raphaelite artist Arthur Hughes, with illustrations often derived from original sketches by Rossetti herself. Speaking Likenesses was produced for the children's Christmas market and drew considerable inspiration from Lewis Carroll's Alice books, a debt readily acknowledged by Christina Rossetti who knew Dodgson personally.

First edition; 8vo (187 x 135 mm.); wood-engraved frontispiece, title vignette, 6 plates and 5 vignettes, by Arthur Hughes, upper hinge pulling slightly with some splitting at hinge plus 2 small abrasions to front endpapers, but overall internally very good; publisher's blue cloth blocked in gilt with pictorial design to upper cover and gilt stamp to lower cover for the Albion Crescent School Dowanhill [Glasgow], gilt edges, rubbing and minor bumping to extremities, spine very slightly dulled.

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Speaking Likenesses

ROSSETTI, Christina; HUGHES, Arthur (illustrator).

Stock code: 99167

$380.00

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