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The Pied Piper of Hamelin by  Robert Browning - First Edition - 1888 - from Laura's Rare Books (SKU: 001140)

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

by Browning, Robert

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  • Hardcover
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London: George Routledge and Sons Ltd, 1888. [1888] Orange illustrated boards with 1-2 inch scraping to top of paper on upper board. Back board has illustration and a 1/4 " scraping to top edge. The first 20 pages are text of the story. Every page after that has full page colorful illustration with one sentence text. 64 pages. Edges of leaves blue. Green designed endpapers. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Synopsis

Robert Browning (1812-1889) was born in Camberwell, London, the son of a clerk in the Bank of England. The strongest influence on his education were the books in his father's extensive library, particularly the writings of Byron and Shelley. His dramatic poem Paracelsus , published in 1835, established his reputation and brought him the friendship of the actor-manager William Macready. When Macready's eldest son Willie was ill in bed, Browning wrote for the boy's entertainment the poem of The Pied Piper , a story he remembered from his own childhood. After its appearance in print in 1842, it became a children's classic, attracting new illustrators in every generation. In 1846 Robert Browning married a fellow poet, Elizabeth Barrett, eloping with her to Italy where they lived until Elizabeth's death in 1861. He them returned to England to live with his only sister Sarianna, but later he went back to Italy, where he died at the Rezzonico Palace in Venice.

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Details

Bookseller
Laura's Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
001140
Title
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Author
Browning, Robert
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
George Routledge and Sons Ltd
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1888
Keywords
Gloria3
Bookseller catalogs
Art/Painting; Children's;
Size
8vo

Terms of Sale

Laura's Rare Books

Please allow a week to ten days to receive book through Book Media mail and 3 to 4 days for Priority. 502-338-9980 Let me know if you need additional photos before ordering book. I am always happy to send them.� laurasrarebooks@twc.com 502-338-9980

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About Laura's Rare Books

I began this business because of my love for books. A great part of my rare and first editions books are from my late Grandfather's massive collection that he spent his entire life hand picking. I am very selective about the books I choose to sell and my specialties include rare, out of print, first editions, children's books, Christmas Books, limited editions and unusual books. I take great care in providing personal attention to my book buyers with follow up E-mails to ensure the book was received in excellent condition and am always happy to send additional detailed photographs and answer any questions you may have.

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