Two Poems. Elizabeth BARRETT, Robert BROWNING.

Two Poems.

Item #62657

BARRETT, Elizabeth and BROWNING, Robert. Two Poems. Original printed wrappers. London: Chapman & Hall, 1854. [with] BARKER, Nicolas. A Note on Two Poems by Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning (1854). Original printed wrappers. London: Scolar Press, 1983. First edition. Barnes A9. Wise, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 15. Wise, Robert Browning, p. 221. "The cost of printing the pamphlet was paid for by the Brownings and the proceeds were to be given to the Ragged Schools. In all probability the format of this nineteenth century pamphlet suggested that used by Thomas J. Wise for many of his forgeries"--Barnes. Wrappers very slightly dust soiled, inobtrusive library blindstamp to title page, else a near fine copy. The Barker pamphlet, issued in an edition of 80 copies to accompany the deluxe edition of Barker's A Sequel to an Enquiry: The Forgeries of Buxton Forman and Thomas J. Wise, is inscribed on the front wrapper, "For Anne & Bill from Nicolas, A footnote to a footnote, but in happy memory of 27-8 March 1991." This is inscribed to William B. Todd, who was one of the great scholars on the Wise forgeries.

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