The Poems of Robert Browning
Hard. London: The Oxford University Press, 1932. Near Fine.
First edition thus. Publisher's navy blue morocco, paneled in gilt and in blind, spine with blind stamping to mimic raised bands, compartments decorated in gilt, light purple and blue marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, with the original blue silk marker present. A near fine copy with some sunning to spine, boards slightly bowed, silk marker faded, else very bright and clean. Published posthumously, this collection of Browning's poetry includes the entire contents of his three-volume collection published in 1963, as well several other poems such as Ben Karshook's Wisdom (1865) and Orpheus and Eurydice (1864), as well as his first and anonymously-published poem Pauline (1933). Browning reached popularity later in his life and was most famous for his dramatic monologue style and psychological portraiture.