• The William E. Self Library, I auction at Christies

    Sale 2153

    The William E. Self Library, Important English and American Literature

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 32

    BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. Poems a New Edition. London: Chapman and Hall, 1850.

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    BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. Poems a New Edition. London: Chapman and Hall, 1850.

    2 volumes, 8o (171 x 110 mm). Half-titles. Original publisher's slate-blue cloth, covers decorated in blind, spine gilt-lettered (spines lightly sunned, corners lightly bumped, hinges weak with rear hinge of volume 2 repaired); maroon quarter leather folding case.

    Second edition, but the first to include the celebrated "Sonnets from the Portuguese," which had been printed originally at Reading in 1847 for private circulation only. Also present is a second translation of "Prometheus Bound," as well as several other new pieces. Barnes EB6; Tinker 399; Wise/Ashley p.95. (2)


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