One page 8vo, 14 lines in 2 stanzas, written in black and brown inks on half a sheet of lined paper, the right and bottom edges slightly irregular, a light paperclip stain and light soiling, a working draft with some ten revisions by Brown, with some ink notations in his hand on verso. The poem begins: "Ah! long ago since I or thou Glanced past these moorlands brow to brow, Our mixed hair straining down the wind..." The verses, written some six months before Brown's tragic death at the age of nineteen, were published in John Ingram's Oliver Madox Brown: A Biographical Sketch, London, 1883 (Fredeman 47.3), where they are called "[Brown's] most elaborate, if not the most artistic, piece of workmanship..."; Autograph letter signed to the author Leslie Stephen, [London], 26 March 1873, one page, 8vo, remnants of mounting on verso, with a partial draft of the letter by Brown on verso, a social note: "I shall be very glad to call upon you tomorrow afternoon, at the hour you mention..." Autograph material by Brown is rare. (2) " /> BROWN, OLIVER MADOX. Autograph manuscript signed ("Oliver Madox-Brown" at end) of the poem entitled "Before & After - From an unfinished story," [London, ca. May 1874]. <I>One page 8vo, 14 lines in 2 stanzas, written in black and brown inks on half a sheet of lined paper, the right and bottom edges slightly irregular, a light paperclip stain and light soiling</I>, a working draft with some ten revisions by Brown, with some ink notations in his hand on verso. The poem begins: "Ah! long ago since I or thou Glanced past these moorlands brow to brow, Our mixed hair straining down the wind..." The verses, written some six months before Brown's tragic death at the age of nineteen, were published in John Ingram's <I>Oliver Madox Brown: A Biographical Sketch</I>, London, 1883 (Fredeman 47.3), where they are called "[Brown's] most elaborate, if not the most artistic, piece of workmanship..."; Autograph letter signed to the author Leslie Stephen, [London], 26 March 1873, <I>one page, 8vo, remnants of mounting on verso</I>, with a partial draft of the letter by Brown on verso, a social note: "I shall be very glad to call upon you tomorrow afternoon, at the hour you mention..." Autograph material by Brown is rare. (2) | Christie's