PACCHIAROTTO and HOW HE WORKED IN DISTEMPER:; With Other Poems. / by Robert Browning. Robert Browning.
PACCHIAROTTO and HOW HE WORKED IN DISTEMPER:; With Other Poems. / by Robert Browning
PACCHIAROTTO and HOW HE WORKED IN DISTEMPER:; With Other Poems. / by Robert Browning
PACCHIAROTTO and HOW HE WORKED IN DISTEMPER:; With Other Poems. / by Robert Browning

PACCHIAROTTO and HOW HE WORKED IN DISTEMPER:; With Other Poems. / by Robert Browning

London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1876. First Edition. Cloth. 12mo, brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine & black rules stamped on cover, 241 pages + [2] adverts (one ad being for the "Poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browning"). Near Fine. Item #511

A Very Good to Near Fine copy of this late Browning poetry collection.

In addition to the longer Italianate "Pacchiarotto," RB's collection contains several poems seemingly inspired by the poet's sweet-sad-and even -morbid remembrances of EBB: "Pisgah Sights," "Natural Magic" [about a seance?), "Bifurcation" (rather morbid), "Nympholeptos," "Hervé Riel," ... and "Epilogue"--a meditation on wine and life drawing on Pindar and Aeschylus but sounding very like Omar Khayyam.

No bookplates, one small faint ink signature on ffe, a few pages near the end of the book with smoothed corners. Printed by Spottiswoode and Co., London. Barnes.

Price: $150.00

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