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    First Edition, Second Issue of Browning's Poems

    Elizabeth Barrett Barrett [Browning]. Poems. London: Edward Moxon, 1844.

    First edition, second impression, with revised text of lines 11-12 on page 141 in Volume I; page 160 correctly numbered in Volume II, and no "THE END" on the last page of Volume II. Two small octavo volumes. xvi, 250 pages; iv, 275, [1, imprint] pages. No publisher's catalog.

    Early twentieth-century binding of three-quarter red leather over marbled boards by Birdsall & Son of Northampton. Moderate wear and rubbing to extremities. Minor wear to boards. Heavy foxing to endpapers of both volumes. Very minor occasional foxing to text; mostly very clean. Small stain to top of fore-edge of Volume I, not affecting the internal contents. Partially-removed bookplate on front free endpaper of Volume II, with a small hole in the page from the effort. A handsome pair in very good condition.

    "Her [Barrett's] Poems (1844) [were] so highly regarded, that when Wordsworth died in 1850, her name was widely canvassed as his most appropriate successor as Poet Laureate..." (Oxford Companion of English Literature, 1985).

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