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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

by Robert Browning

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Beautifully illustrated edition of Browning's take on the folk tale. Cover is illustrated paper over board with sand cloth spinestrip. Illustration is repeated on back. Spine has black lettering. Decorative endpapers featuring a heraldic shield. Full-color illustrations throughout.

Child FON's on FFEP, dated 1913. RFEP states, "Engraved and Printed by Edmund Evans, Ltd."

Cover has extensive chipping on corners and edges, and some bumping and wear. Binding is shaken, with cracking on interior. Pages are age tanned with some staining.


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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PWK Books US (US)
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The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Robert Browning
Kate Greenaway
Book Condition
Used - Fair
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Frederick Warne and Co.
Place of Publication
London, New York
Date Published
n.d. [1910]
0.00 lbs
pied piper, browning, greenaway
Bookseller catalogs
PWK Poetry; PWK Children's;
9 X 10

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A common abbreviation for Front Free End Paper. Generally, it is the first page of a book and is part of a single sheet that...
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 hardcover in which the text block is loose, but still attached to the binding.
Age Tanned
Age tanning, or browning, occurs over time on the pages of books. This process can show up on just the edges of pages, when...
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or...
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...
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...
The portion of the endpaper which is left loose after binding. The first loose page upon opening a book from the rear. It may be...

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