Art Journal), re-addressed by Hall to Frederick William Fairholt (engraver and antiquarian writer -- see DNB), London, n.d. [ca. January 1850], 3 pages, 8vo regarding The Germ: "I beg to enclose you a copy of a new publication under my editorialship; hoping that, should you think favourable of it, it may be fortunate enough to obtain the publicity resulting from a notice in the Art Jouranl...The publication will be illustrated in its forthcoming numbers by various of the young artists of the day: Messrs. J.E. Millais, J. Collinson, D.G. Rossetti, F.M. Brown, T. Woolner, etc. Although the literary portion is anonymous, I may add in this note that the papers are and will be written, for the most part, by the above named and other young artists." With a long note (signed and dated 1851) in ink by Fairholt regarding Ther Germ on verso of the front free endpaper. Fredeman 72.1; Ray English 217. Initialed pencilled note and wood-engraved bookplate of a "J.P.H." " /> THE GERM: Thoughts towards Nature In Poetry, Literature, and Art. London: Aylott & Jones, January-April 1850. <I>4 numbers, 8vo, contemporary green half cloth and pale green boards, fore-corners a bit worn,</I> ORIGINAL PRINTED WRAPPERS BOUND IN. FIRST EDITION of nos. 1-4 (all published) of the literary organ of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, 4 etched plates (one double-page) by William Holman Hunt, James Collinson, Ford Madox Brown, and W.H. Deverell; edited by William Michael Rossetti, with poetry of Dante Gabriel Rossetti (the first appearance of "Hand and Soul"), Ford Madox Brown, and others. Tipped in at front is an autograph letter signed from William Michael Rossetti to J.C. Hall (editor of the <I>Art Journal</I>), re-addressed by Hall to Frederick William Fairholt (engraver and antiquarian writer -- see DNB), London, n.d. [ca. January 1850], <I>3 pages, 8vo</I> regarding <I>The Germ</I>: "I beg to enclose you a copy of a new publication under my editorialship; hoping that, should you think favourable of it, it may be fortunate enough to obtain the publicity resulting from a notice in the <I>Art Jouranl</I>...The publication will be illustrated in its forthcoming numbers by various of the young artists of the day: Messrs. J.E. Millais, J. Collinson, D.G. Rossetti, F.M. Brown, T. Woolner, etc. Although the literary portion is anonymous, I may add in this note that the papers are and will be written, for the most part, by the above named and other young artists." With a long note (signed and dated 1851) in ink by Fairholt regarding <I>Ther Germ</I> on verso of the front free endpaper. Fredeman 72.1; Ray <I>English</I> 217. Initialed pencilled note and wood-engraved bookplate of a "J.P.H." | Christie's