Illustrations to Browning's Poems. Part II.
Two plates facing each other (complete as per list to cover), separated by an original tissue guard, bound into contemporary printed green boards. Small folio, 345 x 255mm, 13½ x 10". Boards scuffed, rubbed and chipped in places. Foxing to plates, mostly marginal.
The first plate, "reproduced by Dawson's Fotoengraving process", is 'Andrea del Sarto pleading with his Wife', the inspiration for Robert Browning's (1812-1889) 'Andrea del Sarto'. The second plate is a photomechanical portrait of the poet. Browning published poems and plays from 1832, and married Elizabeth Barrett in 1846. He published The Ring and the Book, 1868-9, Balaustion's Adventure, 1871, and Dramatic Idylls, 1879-80; Browning was one of the great poets of the nineteenth-century, pre-eminent for his intellectuality, and for his use of dramatic psychological monologues. Advetising and other text to both upper and lower covers.
See BL Wf1/2740 & 2741.
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