Sign In | Register
No image available

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

by Browning, Robert

Condition: Fair/No Jacket


London: George Routledge and Sons, 1888. Original brown cloth spine over sand color paper boards with pied piper decoration and white and black lettering. Wear on all edges, wear on joints and upper right corner creased from bend. Some staining and rubbing on covers. All edges stained green and green endpapers. Hinges starting, but book not shaken. 36 Kate Greenaway illustrations. Ownership signatures on front pastedown and ffep. Upper right corners of first few pages bent a bit. . First Edition. Cloth Backed Boards. Fair/No Jacket. Illus. by Kate Greenaway. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Trade.

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.


  • Bookseller: The Title Page ABAA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: W4029
  • Title: The Pied Piper of Hamelin
  • Author: Browning, Robert
  • Illustrator: Kate Greenaway
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fair
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: George Routledge and Sons
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1888
  • Size: 4to


Reviews

Review this book (Want a chance to win $50? Log-in or create an account first!) (You'll be automatically entered for a chance to win $50!)



Help & frequently asked questions


Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket....[more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers.The cloth is stretched ove...[more]
First Edition
In collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in cases ...[more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a ...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf. A...[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps aro...[more]
shaken
A hardcover in which the text block is loose, but still attached to the binding....[more]
ffep
A common abbreviation for Front Free EndPaper. Generally, it is the first page of a book and is part of a single sheet that...[more]

$225.00

$6.50 shipping to USA

More shipping options >




What is a professional bookseller, and how do I become one?

What is a professional bookseller?

Just about anyone can sell a book, but a professional bookseller knows the ins and outs of the rare book trade. Learn more! 

May the Fourth be with you - Star Wars collectibles

As the Star Wars franchise continues to grow, change, and churn out money-making film after film now under the control of Disney, we can bet that the desire to own Star Wars collectibles will also continue to grow. Check out our gallery of goodies from a galaxy far, far away...


Trustpilot