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BROWNING, Robert (1812-1889). Strafford: An Historical Tragedy. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1837.
BROWNING, Robert (1812-1889). Strafford: An Historical Tragedy. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1837.

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BROWNING, Robert (1812-1889). Strafford: An Historical Tragedy. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1837.

8o. Nineteenth-century polished calf, top edge gilt. Provenance: Walter Thomas Wallace (bookplate) FIRST EDITION. Wise 3.

[Tipped-in:] BROWNING, Robert. Autograph letter signed ("Robert Browning") to Barnett Smith, De Vere Gardens, 29 March 1888. 2 pages, 8o. "I feel what distinction and sympathy were implied by the [rime] of the Urban Club that I should be a guest at their banquet and I hope you need no assurance of my disposition to accept an invitation... acceptance is however impossible in this case. I am so inveterate a refuser of all and every summons to a Public Dinner of whatever the kind--always with the exception of the Royal Academy's Dinner which I have attended for the last quarter century..."
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