Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Poetry of Robert Browning

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This lovely book of Robert Browning's poetry was publised in 1886 by Press of Berwick and Smith, Boston, Massachusetts.

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The dedication page is to Alfred Tennyson dated May 14, 1872, London.

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This lovely treasure still boasts beautiful gold leaf on the pages, the binding is also iced with gold leaf on the spine.

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The book measures 5 x 7 inches and has 282 pages of poetry. There is a portrait of Robert Browning in the front of the book.

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When I found this book and noticed the year it was published, I couldn't believe what lovely condition the book is in, except for a cover that is lovingly worn. A treasure for any library. I have just listed the this book in my etsy shop For The Love of Old Books.

3 comments:

Diane said...

Karen, how nice to meet you too! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog today and took the time to post a comment. I've enjoyed browsing all of your blogs and shops, etc.! What a busy lady! Like me! Not enough hours in the day, are there.
I hope you will allow me to add you to my list of favorite blogs and that we can visit again.
Blessings,
Diane

Teo said...

What an amazing find! It's really beautiful, I just love its spine. I wish I had this treasure in my library!

Apron Thrift Girl said...

so happy to have found your blog. I love everything about books. We are reading Inkheart at the moment and the love of books is such a clear message in that story.