Browning, Elizabeth Barrett (1806-1861) The Island, Original Holograph Manuscript Leaf, [pre-1838.]
One leaf of Barrett Browning's working manuscript, wove paper, inscribed on both sides, containing nine stanzas (stanzas eight through nineteen) of her poem, The Island, with corrections and changes in Barrett Browning's hand; bound after a calligraphic manuscript of the entire poem, in full crushed navy blue morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, tooled, ruled, and lettered in blind in a style reminiscent of William Morris's craftsman aesthetic, in a custom buckram folding case; the leaf itself 9 x 7 1/4 in., hinged and recessed into heavy card, bound at the end; the binding 11 1/4 x 9 in. overall.
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