8vo., pp. [iv], 142, , with half-title, imprint leaf, and a 32-page publisher’s catalogue at the end, dated August 1849; a very good copy in the original binding of brown ribbed cloth, blocked in blind and lettered in gilt (the primary binding, Carter ‘A’), slight wear to extremities of spine.
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First edition of the first poem to appear after Browning’s marriage to Elizabeth Barrett. Ashley, I, 118; Wise, Browning, pp.17-18; Tinker 418.
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