A beautifully bound collection of Browning's poetry, designed to invite readers to revel in their own interpretations
The Poetical Works of Robert Browning with Portraits. In Two Volumes
London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1901. Later Edition.Two volumes bound in one, complete with title and frontis to each. Finely bound by Hatchards of Piccadilly in three-quarters crushed morocco over mottled boards with spine ornately stamped in gilt and inlaid with morocco. All edges brightly gilt. Mottled endpapers. Measuring 195 x 130. A beautiful, very nearly Fine copy with a touch of sunning to spine. Internally fresh.
An uncritical edition of Browning's works, which democratically invites readers to experience the beauty of Browning's poetry without the interference of commentary or footnotes that might disrupt their own views. Containing all of Browning's works from Pauline in 1833 through Asolando in 1889, it follows the chronology established by the author in his 1868 preface to the Author's Edition. In its contents and its binding, it is an inviting piece of work. (Item #5150)