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Book Condition: Near Fine
Not dated, c. 1870. Rebound in full burgundy calf with bright gilt spine titles and embellishments and five raised spine bands, all edges gilt (see below), 13 by 19 cm, xxviii 595 pp., illus. The binding is fine; the textblock is near fine but for some light foxing to the first four and last two leaves. An extensive collection of Moore’s poetry with a critical essay by Rossetti. However, the real treat is the wonderful fore-edge painting hidden beneath the gilt. This lightly-erotic image of two lovers embracing is by an unknown artist and not dated, but looks to be contemporary to the binding and not the book. Well-executed in shades of brown and burgundy that match the binding beautifully.