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The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning - Paperback - Limited Edition - 1934 - from Hyraxia and Biblio.com

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

by Robert Browning

Condition: Near Fine


London: George Harrap. London, George Harrap, 1934. Limited Edition. A near fine copy bound in full vellum. Signed by Rackham. One of 400 copies available for sale (out of 410). Some toning to the vellum. Internally tidy with a couple of foxing spots. Some toning to lower board. A presentable copy. Pied, which means two colours, is apparently derived from magpie, referring to the the black and white colouring of the Magpie (which has its own convoluted etymology!) Cover art / illustrations by Arthur Rackham [5846, Hyraxia Books]. . Near Fine. Paperback. Limited Edition. 1934.

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: Hyraxia GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 5846
  • Title: The Pied Piper of Hamelin
  • Author: Robert Browning
  • Illustrator: Arthur Rackham
  • Format/binding: Paperback
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: George Harrap
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1934
  • Keywords: CHILDREN'S & ILLUSTRATED,RACKHAM, ARTHUR,SIGNED


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