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THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN by  Robert - Illustrated by Arthur Rackham Browning - Paperback - Signed First Edition - 1934 - from Evolving Lens Bookseller and Biblio.com

THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN

by Browning, Robert - Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

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London: George G. Harrap & Company. 1934. First Edition Thus; Limited Edition. Softcover. Book condition is Very Good bound in original vellum, with gilt titles on the front cover; housed in a Very Good slipcase with paper label at spine. Foxing, toning, smudge, scuff and edge wear to slipcase. Text is unmarked, decorated end papers, four color plates, black & white drawings throughout. 44 pages. Edition was limited to 410 copies. ; Signed by the illustrator, Arthur Rackham, on the limitation page. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Illustrator .

Robert Browning (1812-1889) was born in Camberwell, London, the son of a clerk in the Bank of England. The strongest influence on his education were the books in his father's extensive library, particularly the writings of Byron and Shelley. His dramatic poem Paracelsus , published in 1835, established his reputation and brought him the friendship of the actor-manager William Macready. When Macready's eldest son Willie was ill in bed, Browning wrote for the boy's entertainment the poem of The Pied Piper , a story he remembered from his own childhood. After its appearance in print in 1842, it became a children's classic, attracting new illustrators in every generation. In 1846 Robert Browning married a fellow poet, Elizabeth Barrett, eloping with her to Italy where they lived until Elizabeth's death in 1861. He them returned to England to live with his only sister Sarianna, but later he went back to Italy, where he died at the Rezzonico Palace in Venice.




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