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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

by Browning, Robert

Condition: , boards rubbed, corners scuffed, few pages have small specks but mostly clean inside, book in good+ condition

, 48 pages, with coloured frontispiece and colour illustrations in text, engraved by Edmund Evans at the Racquet Court Press, pages slightly larger than than other Warne editions (25.3cm), looks like a copy for the publishers prior to publication

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: Keogh's Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 58634
  • Title: The Pied Piper of Hamelin
  • Author: Browning, Robert
  • Illustrator: Illustrated by Kate Greenaway
  • Format/binding: , plain white paper boards, green cloth spine Hardback
  • Book condition: Used - , boards rubbed, corners scuffed, few pages have small specks but mostly clean inside, book in good+ condition
  • Edition: Early Warne Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Published by Frederick Warne and Co
  • Place: , London and New York
  • Date published: , c.1903
  • Keywords: Browning, Robert, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Illustrated by Kate Greenaway
  • Size: 26 x 23 cm


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