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Selections from the Poetical Works of Robert Browning

by Robert Browning

Condition: Very Good


London: Smith Elder & Co, 1878. VG Red leather boards, 5 raised bands on spine, gilt titles. Corners and edges of spine rubbed, spine darkened. Gilt page ends Marbled end papers with gilt tooling around internal leather edges. First and last couple of pages foxed afterwhich pages mostly clean and unmarked with light scattered foxing. 348 pages, a few pressed flowers. Lawn Tennis presentation plate in front.. Fourth Edition. Leatherbound. Very Good.


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