London: Elliot Stock, 1901. Wraps. Facsimile Edition. Printed in Four Volumes: January, February, March, May 1850 with the title changing to "Art and Poetry" for Volumes 3 & 4. 192 pp total. 8vo. Brown paper wraps with light scuffing and minor chipping at edges, very delicate paper. Each issue contains an etching at the frontispiece by the following artists: No.1, W. Holman Hunt; No. 2, James Collinson; No. 3, F. Madox Brown folding plate; No. 4, W. H. Deverell. No. 2 exhibits lightly penciled notes in the margins of the poem, "The Blessed Damozel," pp 80-83. A very well done facsimile edition of the 1850 printing. Etchings not quite as sharp as the original, the following points on Issue No. 1 compiled by William Fredeman in his review of "The Germ: A Pre-Raphaelite Little Magazine" (Victorian Poetry 10 (1972: 87-94)) The Germ (1850) vs. The Stock Facsimile (1901) Number 1: p.16, 1.31 idea ideas; p.27, 1.8 unjustly, unjustly.; p.34, 1.18 relinquish, them relinquish them; p.38, 1.36 what-did-he-call-it'"-- . . . it" '--; p.40, 1.6 [ocean: [ocean;. Very good.
An important early publication of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, edited by Rossetti. Housed in custom folding folio that slides into matching slipcase.