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SELECTIONS FROM THE POETICAL WORKS OF ROBERT BROWNING  [with]  SELECTIONS...Second Series by Browning Robert - Signed First Edition - 1878, 1880 - from Buddenbrooks, Inc. and Biblio.com

SELECTIONS FROM THE POETICAL WORKS OF ROBERT BROWNING [with] SELECTIONS...Second Series

by Browning Robert

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London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1878, 1880. Together 2 volumes. The fourth edition of the first volume, the first edition of the second volume. INSCRIBED IN EACH VOLUME BY BROWNING. 8vo, original sienna cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and black. xi, 348; vii, 371, [2]. The first volume has been expertly rebacked to match the original; the second has been recased with some restoration at the spine ends; both have new endpapers and bear the stamp of the College for Working Women. A very good set. AN INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY of each volume. The first is inscribed "To the Members of the Working Women's College with Robert Browning's kind regards, Jan. 14 '80." The second volume is inscribed "With Robert Browning's best respects and regards." Presentation copies of Browning's writings are quite scarce.
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