Goblin Market, The Prince's Progress & Other Poems
1913, a lovely pocket book of Christina Rossetti's poetry
Pocket edition hardback, bound in the original green cloth with charming art nouveau gilt decoration to spine. 15.5 × 9.5cm, 297pp.
A very nice pocket edition of Christina Rossetti's poems, including Goblin Market which Rossetti stated that the poem was written for children but has been interpreted as having hidden sexual imagery with lines like "She sucked their fruit globes fair or red"; and "Lizzie uttered not a word;/ Would not open lip from lip/ Lest they should cram a mouthful in;/ But laughed in heart to feel the drip/ Of juice that syruped all her face,/ And lodged in dimples of her chin,/ And streaked her neck which quaked like curd."
A very good copy, with light rubbing to the boards and a crease to the half-title where it has been folded.
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