London: George Bell and Sons, 1898.
Leather bound. Fine binding by G. P. Putnam's Sons at the Knickerbocker Press Bindery, with both binders' marks to verso of front and rear free endpapers. 6 1/4" X 5 1/4". Complete with sonnets I-XLIV. Finely bound in three-quarters morocco with marbled paper over boards and upper board ruled in gilt and spine lettered in kind. Five raised bands to spine. Matching marbled endpapers. White silk ribbon placemarker. Pencilled note under binder's mark at verso of front free endpaper: "three-quarters best French levant." Moderate edgewear to binding, with bottom corners bumped and turned in. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. A truly lovely, finely bound, turn-of-the-century edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's enduring collection of love poems to her husband Robert Browning, sure to inspire you to sigh, "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." Very good. Item #5142