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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

by Browning, Robert

Condition: Poor/No Jacket


London: George Routledge & Sons Ltd First edition, first issue, Glasgow on publisher info to title page and Copyright statement to verso of title. Boards rubbed and bumped with some scratching. Spine splitting, staining to edges of endpapers, hinges and gutters heavily cracked, with some residual tape repairs, ffep detached but extant, owner inscip. to its rear.. Some fingerprints to page edges but content remains clean, illus bright.. First Edition. Hard. Poor/No Jacket. Illus. by Greenaway, Kate. 4to.

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: Bookcase GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 58724
  • Title: The Pied Piper of Hamelin
  • Author: Browning, Robert
  • Illustrator: Greenaway, Kate
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Poor
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: George Routledge & Sons Ltd
  • Place: London
  • Size: 4to


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