W.J. Hennessy. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #001441
New York: Charles Scribner and Company, 1870. First Thus. Octavo (8.25" x 6.5"); iv, 74p. Illustrations throughout by W.J. Hennessy. Rebound in green leather with gilt lettering and decoration, with gilt dentelle, marbled endpapers, and gilt page edges. Covers bumped at corners and scuffed along edges, with some toning and some general scuffs and smudges to face. Brief gift inscription dated Christmas 1886 on flyleaf. Occasional faint offsetting opposite illustrations and very sparse foxing, else pages unmarked. Binding is tight and sound. First standalone reprint of the poem after it's collection in Browning's "Poems" (1844). [Barnes E62].