Lot 142

Rossetti (William Michael, editor)

The Germ, 4 numbers (all published), FIRST EDITION, etched plates by Madox Brown, Deverell, Holman Hunt, and Collinson, 1 double page, tissue guards, light browning, edges frayed with some loss, loss also to spine ends, original printed wrappers, 1850; with the prefatory part to the 1901 facsimile edition, leaves trimmed, blue wrappers, soiled, all within later cupboard slipcase, foxed and torn, 8vo (4)

***’The Germ’ was a magazine established in 1850 at the beginning of the Pre-Raphaelite movement by its founding members.

Estimate: £200-£300