Two Poems. Elizabeth BARRETT, Robert Browning.

Two Poems

London: Chapman & Hall, 1854. First Edition. Contents include "A Plea for the Ragged Schools of London," by Elizabeth Barrett Browning; and "The Twins," by Robert Browning. In the 1880s the forgers Harry Buxton Forman and Thomas J. Wise discovered a small cache of copies of this uncommon pamphlet, inspiring them to peddle their own forged Browning poems, passing them off as other recent discoveries, most famous among these "The Runaway Slave." (See David Thomas, "Beggars, Cheats, and Forgers" (2014)). Small octavo (20cm.); publisher's side-stitched cream printed card wrappers; 15pp.; text printed within single rule throughout. A hint of dust-soil, else Fine.

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