ROSSETTI, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882).
Ballads and Sonnets. London: Ellis and White, 1881. 8vo (220 x 142 mm). Half-title. Tan calf gilt, citron and brown morocco lettering pieces gilt, spine gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, ONE OF 25 LARGE PAPER COPIES so stated on verso of half-title. This third collection of poems completes "The House of Life" sequence of sonnets first introduced in his Poems of 1870. [Uniformly bound with:] Poems. London: Ellis and White, 1881. 8vo (220 x 142 mm). Half-title. New edition, first issue, ONE OF 25 LARGE PAPER COPIES. The 1881 edition of Rossetti's Poems includes four poems not included in the 1870 edition.
Both works printed on fine handmade paper. Large paper copies of Rossetti's works are rare on the market at auction.
Estimate $ 1,000-1,500