The Germ; Pygmalion, 1881, cloth, top of spine defective. Tipped in is an autograph letter signed from Woolner to the Pre-Raphaelite artist Ford Madox Brown, Godstone (the Rajah of Sarawak's residence), 11 September [1859], one page, 8vo, integral blank leaf, congratulating Brown on a prize he had won at Liverpool, discussing in some detail a bust he is doing of Sir James Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak, and noting: "...I have been so much absorbed in writing my poem that I have not been able to tear myself away for anything that I could possibly avoid: but I hope you will call and see my bust of the great Rajah when I return..." Ownership inscription of Thomas Hutchinson (editor of various reprints of the poets) and bookplate of F.L. Pleadwell; Silenus, 1884, cloth, cloth slipcase, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Woolner on front free endpaper: "To George Bell with the Author's Kind regards 1885" (the recipient was the publisher of Woolner's next two books); Poems: Nelly Dale, Children, 1887, small 8vo, original printed wrappers bound into red morocco covers (the latter rebacked), with the name "Alfred." on title-page in Woolner's hand, scarce; all London, together 4 vols., 8vo, original bindings, FIRST EDITIONS of four of the five (lacking Tiresias, 1886) of Woolner's books of poetry. Fredeman 40.1, 40.2, 40.3, and 40.5. "Woolner may well have been the most minor of all the Pre-Raphaelites, both as a poet and an artist, but he does reveal the Pre-Raphaelite concern with universal artistry, and the tendency to fuse (or confuse) the plastic and the verbal arts"--Fredeman, p. 149. (4) " /> WOOLNER, THOMAS. My Beautiful Lady, 1863, <I>cloth, cloth slipcase</I>, a fine copy of the author's first book, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Woolner at top of title-page: "For Roden Noel from the Author" (the recipient was a fellow poet -- see note to lot ). The title poem first appeared in <I>The Germ</I>; Pygmalion, 1881, <I>cloth, top of spine defective</I>. Tipped in is an autograph letter signed from Woolner to the Pre-Raphaelite artist Ford Madox Brown, Godstone (the Rajah of Sarawak's residence), 11 September [1859], <I>one page, 8vo, integral blank leaf</I>, congratulating Brown on a prize he had won at Liverpool, discussing in some detail a bust he is doing of Sir James Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak, and noting: "...I have been so much absorbed in writing my poem that I have not been able to tear myself away for anything that I could possibly avoid: but I hope you will call and see my bust of the great Rajah when I return..." Ownership inscription of Thomas Hutchinson (editor of various reprints of the poets) and bookplate of F.L. Pleadwell; Silenus, 1884, <I>cloth, cloth slipcase</I>, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Woolner on front free endpaper: "To George Bell with the Author's Kind regards 1885" (the recipient was the publisher of Woolner's next two books); Poems: Nelly Dale, Children, 1887, <I>small 8vo, original printed wrappers bound into red morocco covers (the latter rebacked)</I>, with the name "Alfred." on title-page in Woolner's hand, scarce; <I>all</I> London, <I>together 4 vols., 8vo, original bindings</I>, FIRST EDITIONS of four of the five (lacking <I>Tiresias</I>, 1886) of Woolner's books of poetry. Fredeman 40.1, 40.2, 40.3, and 40.5. "Woolner may well have been the most minor of all the Pre-Raphaelites, both as a poet and an artist, but he does reveal the Pre-Raphaelite concern with universal artistry, and the tendency to fuse (or confuse) the plastic and the verbal arts"--Fredeman, p. 149. (4) | Christie's