London: Printed at The Ballantyne Press; Sold by Hacon & Ricketts, 1899. First edition. One of 210 copies. Exquisitely printed with a large woodcut border and initials designed by Charles Ricketts. Finely bound by Riviere in full crushed green morocco. Intricate gilt stamping on both boards and spine, gilt top-edge. Modern repair to the spine joints. In all an exceptional copy of this work.
A collection that includes some of Browning's best-known poems, such as The Lost Leader and The Flight of the Duchess. Originally printed in 1845, it was number VII of Bells and Pomegranates. Here, it is finely bound and beautifully illustrated, allowing Browning's lyrical work an appropriate visual accompaniment. Near Fine (Item #4587)