135
135
Patmore, Coventry
THE ANGELS IN THE HOUSE. THE ESPOUSALS.  JOHN W. PARKER, 1856
Estimate
8001,200
JUMP TO LOT
135
Patmore, Coventry
THE ANGELS IN THE HOUSE. THE ESPOUSALS.  JOHN W. PARKER, 1856
Estimate
8001,200
JUMP TO LOT

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Patmore, Coventry
THE ANGELS IN THE HOUSE. THE ESPOUSALS.  JOHN W. PARKER, 1856
8vo, first edition, EDMUND GOSSE'S COPY WITH HIS BOOKPLATE, AUTOGRAPH LETTER BY PATMORE TO GOSSE LOOSELY INSERTED, original brown cloth, lacking spine (portion loosely inserted inside book), hinges partially broken
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Catalogue Note

Patmore's letter (3pp. Hastings, 26 October 1890) thanks Gosse for his praise of Bertha's illuminations. It was the poet's daughter Bertha who provided the illuminated page for Henry's Poems, published posthumously with a memoir by his sister Gertrude in 1890. Gosse paid Patmore a series of visits in 1890 as he was preparing an edition of the poet's poems, published later in the year by Kegan Paul. He became a close friend and student of Patmore's work, later writing a biography (London, 1905).

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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London