Recollections of Rossetti, signed by Hall Caine, 1st/1st, 1928

Recollections of Rossetti, signed by Hall Caine, 1st/1st, 1928

£125.00Price

This is a near fine copy of 'Recollections of Rossetti', signed by Hall Caine and in first edition, first impression. London, Cassell and Company, 1928. The boards are straight and the binding is tight, however the corners are lightly crumbled from shelving. The text blocks are reasonably white and bright, but with minimal yellowing and moderate foxing present. The scarce signature of Hall Caine is the only trace of previous owner's ink. Overall this is in near fine condition. 

 

Caine acted as secretary to Dante Gabriel Rossetti and at one time he aspired to become a man of letters. To this end he published a number of serious works but these had little success. A man of striking appearance, he travelled widely and used his travels to provide the settings for some of his novels. He came into contact with, and was influenced by, many of the leading personalities of the day. His best known works include: The Shadow of a Crime (1885), The Bondman (1890), The Scapegoat (1890), The Prodigal Son (1904), The White Prophet (1909) and The Woman Thou Gavest Me (1913).