Author: BARRETT BROWNING, Elizabeth
Publisher: London, Riccardi Press, 1914.
BARRETT BROWNING, Elizabeth. Sonnets from the Portuguese.
London, Riccardi Press, 1914.
Small 4to; pp. 27, ; in a fine contemporary binding of straight-grain green goat, gilt-tooled and stained to illustrate fireworks above a cityscape; vivid endpapers in gold and colours; by Kate Holland, with her blindstamp to rear pastedown; in a matching cloth slipcase.
Too personal to be published with a direct attribution, these sonnets, passionate and Victorian, remain among the great English love poetry, in a binding redolent of Florentine nights.
No. 88 of 1000 copies on handmade Riccardi paper.