Elizabeth Barrett Browning collected poems 1859 decorative 4 vol rare poetry setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Decorative Book Bindings, Poetry, Elizabeth Barret Browning).
Poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Published 1859, New York by C.S. Francis & Co. (vol. 4 is 1862).
4 volumes, each c. 240-375 pages. Text in English. (this Poetry set not to be confused with the 5 vol. Works of Browning set from this same publisher).
Publisher's early decoratively embossed pebble cloth bindings, gilt title lettering & spine decorations, all edges gilt.
Bindings are roughly 160 years old and shows some signs of handling and time. Set is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings gently age worn, joints slightly scuffed, spine ends worn down, rubbing to board edges, tips slightly worn down, various surface soilings or wear, still remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, vol. 4 text block shaken from reading, internally books are still mostly well preserved, tight, sound.
Still is attractive on the shelf., it displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this scarce mid-19th century set survives.
Books Measures c. 5 3/4" H x 3 5/8" W.