roman à clef, Aylwin (1898), after Rossetti." /> ROSSETTI, DANTE GABRIEL. Poems...With a Memoir of the Author by Franz Hüffer. Leipzig: Bernard Tauchnitz 1873. <I>12mo, contemporary polished green calf gilt, g.e., rebacked to match, cloth slipcase</I>. First Tauchnitz edition and the first to contain the memoir by Francis Hueffer (father of Ford Madox Ford), PRESENTATION COPY TO THEODORE WATTS-DUNTON, inscribed by the author on front flyleaf: "To W. Theodore Watts from his friend D G Rossetti, Aug: 1878." See Fredeman 23.8. At the time Watts-Dunton, best known for being Swinburne's "keeper" and companion, was Rossetti's solicitor (see Stetz & Lasner 53 for a 1878 letter from Rossetti to him). The recipient was later to model the major character in his <I>roman à clef, Aylwin</I> (1898), after Rossetti. | Christie's