Dramatis Personae.London: Chapman & Hall, 1864 Stock Code: 134883
Presentation copyFirst edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Mrs Grant Duff from Robert Browning, May 30, '64". The recipient was an acquaintance of Browning's; copies of a few letters from him to her are laid in, dating from around the time of the inscription. Dramatis Personae was Browning's first book following the death of his wife Elizabeth Barrett in 1861, and marked the end of a nine-year publishing hiatus.
Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, covers panelled in blind, brown endpapers. Housed in a custom red cloth chemise within red half morocco box, spine lettered in gilt, red cloth sides.
Some pencilled lines in margins. Spine sunned with small chip, minor soiling and cockling to covers, hinges split but holding. A very good copy.
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